The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 3, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 3, 1954
Page 10
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PAOT TBN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) t'OUIUER NEWS FRIDAT, DECEMBER 3, 1«H REVIEW ™° FORECAST Weather Outlook Get Nitrogen Now; Irrigation OnGumboTooTroublesome? By H. H. CARTER Assistant County ARi-nt There will be no restrictions on corn acreage in Mississippi County during 1955. The fotrr counties in Arkansas formerly within the commercial corn area, have been dropped from this category. ^ ^^ __ Beef cattle prices in 1955 are expected to hold near the 1954 levels. Hog prices will stay below their highs of last spring but will likely Average close to the summer-fall prices of this year. They will be in about an average relation to the price of corn, affording about average profits in hog production. Continued large supplies and low prices are in prospect for CPBR well into 1955. Replacement pullet.s from the 1955 springtime hatch may l>e fewer, and the laying flock population may be affected accordingly by late summer, 1955, Corn prices are expected lo rise slightly later in the 1954-55 marketing year, and probably will average higher than for the past marketing year. Other feed grain prices are expected to continue low in relation to corn. Supplies of oats, barley and sorghum grains are all much larger than this time last year. Sttll larger stocks of these grains are expected next yeiiv. Purchase Nitrogen Early Ammonium nitrate is by far the best buy of solid forms of commercial nitrogen. However, the .supply Imsn'l been equal to the demand during the early spring months of peak demand. Even though more ammonium nitrate will be available for 1955. the supply will be short again, if farmers wait until they me rcatly to put H out before trying to purchase it. Storage facilities by fertilizer companies is a limiting factor in the amount Unit will be manufactured. If farmers will assume a part of this job of storing by buying now, more ammonium nitrate will be manufactured ami the supply situation will be better during the period of peak demand. Certainly, consideration should be given to purchasing now, minium- lunm nitrate needed for top-dressing winter grains. One thousand tons will be nei.*drd to top-dress the winter grain in this county. It Is very doubtful if that .amount of ammonium nitrate will be available to this county during the month of February. About 100 pounds will be needed for each acre of small grain, This, allows 33 pounds of nitrogen per acre. Thirly to forty pounds Is recommended. Time to Tiike Soil Samples Now is an ideal time to take .soil samples for soil tests. Hiirvoslmg Is nearing completion and rn i ny weather hasn't set. in. A soil test is an Invaluable nld in getting the most out of your fertilizer dollar. Why not resolve to get a soil test on ,all your Melds this year, especially those whirh will be planted to cotton, corn, and pasture or alfalfa? A test on hind now planted to small grains is also desirable. In taking samples, use cure to avoid last year's fertilizer bands. Call or come in to sec us about the proper way to take soil samples so that they will repirsent actual fertility conditions. Irrigation On Gumbo In my opinion, two very significant remarks were made about irrigation on gumbo land by James Gattis, extension irrigation sppcinl- ist, during a county irrigation committee meeting last week. When asked about the feasibility of sprinkler irriRaUon on gumbo having a low water penetration rate, Mr. Gattis made the following statements: "If you can't get water into soil faster than 0.2 inch per hour, irrigation by sprinkler isn't feasible 1 ." "I would spend a* much or more on gumbo to level land for furrow For Meeting Lucky Champs Get Royal Treatment LITTLE ROCK — Twenty-four Arkansas 4-H club members and two adultl eadcrs, with all ex- pensefi paid, left Little Rock at 3-30 p m. Saturday by train to attend the 33rd National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. Prior to leaving, the delegation liiiti an orientation luncheon meeting at Moore's Cafeteria. They were at the Conrad Hilton Hotel while in Chicago, according lo D. S. Lantrip, State- 4-H club agent. About IttOO delegates, sponsors, Kxtension Service representatives and visitors attended the Congress. Delegates were from nil 48 along with visitors from 23 foreign countries. HaiK'Oiits, cnlcrLiiinnicnt luurs ,.nd lhn International Livestock Show were included in the five day program. A special church service was conducted in the Grand Ballroom of the Mlllon Hotel Sunday morn- A special .showing of "This Is Cinerama" was presented Monday morning 1 by Intel-national Harvest- Company. The National 4-H Dress Revue and a panel discussion on "Working Together for Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James- Pemiscot County Agent A cotton Icrllli/.cr demonstration cimtad out on Uw Dccrluu Lund Co. Fimn loi-iiU-d I',.i niilt-s west of Decrlnu and npi-i-nU'iI by .1. B. Ephtln h»s just buen nmilymL A 4()-'l()-10 lmitmi?nt nuvr tin; highest, returns per dollar Invested In fcrtiltaur. The lerlillxer eniilvii- lent lo 500 Ibs. of H-H-H cost $12 mul the value oi liu-miscd lint amounted to $IM. 'Hint's $10 for $1 lnvr.stfd in li-r- tlllxcr. Olhtir plols in I In? demonstration VVPIT treated with 40-11-0. •10-40-0 and IMP same combinations | iistuR fiO Ibs. nitrogen nnd 100 Ibs. I nitrogen. j None of tlicM 1 plots nave morej than $8 for riich dollar Inve.siod In KLKCTED — W. H. "Bill" wyatt. President, Mississippi County Farm Bureau, was elected to serve on the board of directors of the Arkansas Fain) Bureau Federation at the organization's annual meeting in Little Rock last week. Mr. Wyatt succeeds Charles Rose, also ol Mississippi County. World Understanding" were lures of Tuesday's program. fea- Irrigation than the cost of a ,sprink-| JIT system." ' Mr. G» 11 la pointed out. Mint the: intlitrat.lon rate on gumbo in j Glurkedulv tests lust year WUK as low as 0.1 Inch per hour. Sonic fanners with prat-liral experience iitUMidiMg the inct'tiiH', pointed out the extremely hard labor involved in carrylnn pipe mi \vet gumbo land. Out 1 man said thai this disagreeable work was not worth n tJUH 1*1,1*1' blllt 1 im 1 It'll W \W.\~ lU'lT, Mr. Gait is' .statements serve to emphiisitt' the nml of nunpiMnii preliminary plunnlnK prior to ucunil purchase of n» irrigation system. fertilizer. In terms of lint yield the 3 plats receiving no ti'eulmetH made -115 Ibs. The 40 Ibs. of nitrogen made 547 Ibs. lint, the (10 Ibs." of nitrogen made -lilli Ihs. ol lint and the 100 Ib.s. ol nitrogen made 389 lb. i i. lint, therelori' straight nitrogen doesn't seem to be the answer. The demonstration \vtis established on » heavy sharkey-clay .soil with some sand. The soil lest indicated a high plH'sphonis potash level with a lime require ment of 3 Ions per 11 ere. AM analysis of Uie cotton fertilizer results for HIM, '53 and '54 in Peinlscot County show;; thtil a 40•KI-'Ht lei tilt/.er has consistently KIV- en the highest net rciurns on Pemiscot County soils ranging from a tine siuuly loam to heavy clay. The •ivrraur return per dollar invested in tertili/.er for the 3 years demons t ration result shows approximately $4.50 for each dollar invested. If ftinners in general received $:i for each dollar Invested in fer- [ili/,i'i- in Tvl in Pemiscol County that wiiukl mean HIP use of icrtili/.- (T this year could have added two j million dollars to farm income. j Ford & Ferguson Owners UKEAKIM; PLOW—2 bottom, 11" Itreiiki'rs |)IS(.'—7' U" nil, IS" Blades . . Ctll/l'IVATOKS—Spring trip feet SpriiiK I'oolh 189 '224 198 185 Special Bargains on New Oliver Equipment S 345 S 255 FARMERS IMPLEMENTCO. 2—HH-M" HKKAKlOltS— L'iU'll DISC— twenty 2(1" Ulmles 900 N. 6th Ph. 3-8166 Many .scientists have concluded Unit the hmnnn rare be^-nii snmr- \\ here in the yreat Asm tic land mass about 1.000.000 years H«O. j Protect Your Machinery With STRONGBARN GALVANIZED CORRUGATED STEEL ROOFING AND SIDING Cresoted Poles and Posts Rough Lumber E. C.ROBINSON LUMBER GO. Blythevillt ,Ark. WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. 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Ph. 3-M(M JPMNKLINQ B &OOO CROP INSURANCE bocau» it mob. rt poi- for you la )rri:)<J*» whtn and > you need ta. 1HI A-M SYSTEM givw you many e»du»iv« patent fe» faratJ k meant faitw, «»ii«, foolproof coupling tnd u» «c»pfeg! Every v«lv», c«upHng and fitting re mad« of tt>« •*>•< «»o r . . . YET A-M SYSTEMS COST NO MOftH W hf « Fft£B *Vhn«i« •> inl(«l(lt^Hi. Dealers Wanted! A-M SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS McKINNON'S Irrigation Equipment Co. 111 Livestock Said To Be Steady But Lower Grades May Show Some Weaknesses About steady prices are expected for better grade fed cattle, prices of slaughter hogs are likely to remain fairly steady at current levels and steady to strong slaughter lamb prices are expected during December, says Elmer Kiehl, agricultural economist at the University of Missouri. However, some price weaknesses may occur in the lower grades of fed cattle and in feeder cattle sales. Apparently, a higher than usual proportion of feeder cattle were contracted on the range this fall. Supplies on markets this fall have been smaller than in previous years. It is expected, Kiehl says, that a large share of the demand for feeder cattle has been filled and that relative increases in market receipts of feeder cattle will move at slightly lower prices in December. Beginning in late December or early January, KleM expects « moderate increase in hog price*. The number of hogs slaughtered during recent weeks continued to be larger than last year. However, in relation to the increase in the 1954 spring pig crop, the market receipts will likely taper off during late December from the fall peak in early November but will remain above those of last December. Th proportion of sows in market receipts has been slightly less than a year ago but IE expected to increase during December as fall litters are weaned. Average slaughter weights continue to be larger than last year. The fall 1954 pig crop will likely be about 10 percent larger than last year, Kiehl says. Increasing hog numbers will be reflected in a generally lower level of hog prices in 1955. Slaughter of sheep and lambs has declined from the peak in mid- September and have been well below those of a year earlier in recent weeks. Unless winter wheat pastures develop more than is anticipated, no further strength In feeder Iamb prices is expected. Under the provisions of the National Wool Act of 1954, prices of the 1955 wool clip will be supported at 62 cents a pound grease basis. Market prices of wool next year will not differ greatly from the 55 cent average for the 1954 wool clip. However, Kiehl says the differ- ence betwen the market pricel and the support level will b« mads up by direct payments to prOdUC- iirK NEW "Gyro -84" BRUSH CUTTER CUTS 84" SWATH! 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"Service Holds Our Trade" Blj'thcville Phone 3-6863 PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET ) Fresh Oysters • Country Hams • Pure Country Sorghum • Fruit Cake Ingredients • FruitCakes Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick 330,000 BUSHELS OF FEDERAL LICENSED PUBLIC STORAGE Will Soybeans Be Higher This Winter? ... IF YOU THINK SO. YOU CAN STORE THEM AT Farmers Soybean Corp. Buyers and Warehousemen of Soybeans and all Farm Grains We Pay TOP PRICK eVeryday for Soybeans and Combine Mi/o. We also carry complete lines of fall seeds. FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. Broadway & Mutton StJ. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 3-8191 "Tht Horn* of Sudden Scrvict" Prevent Soil Acidity CYANAMID SUPPLIES LIME AND 20% LONG-LASTING NITROGEN IN ONE APPLICATION In each ton of Cyanamid there is a one-ton equivalent of ground limestone to neutralize soil acidity and supply calcium. Cyanamid put out now will supply nitrogen right through to harvest Cyanamid also helps fast rotting of crop res/dues .,. builds * off humus. Delta Farmers Have Proved that Cyanamid Is AGRICULTURE'S MOST USEFUL FORM OF NITROGEN C*H Your Dealer.,, Order Now . .. . Lucuuumol ' tact, FOR SALE AMMONIUM NITRATE We have available for Immediate delivery 33*3- Ammonium Nttraie at a Reduced Prior, through December 31xt. \VH1 load trucks from 8 to 5 except Saturday and Sunday. Henderson Seed Co. Hwy. 61 South Phone PO. 2-2860 ,

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