The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1956 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 20, 1956
Page 10
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PAGE TEK BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1956 RE VIEW ""FORECAST On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBHEY C*M*y Dat«c For You . almost abandoned, Mr. Henson, the federal ba.ngs] Even if you are not a livestock vaccinator, will be in North Mis- farmer you will be interested in lissippi County on Monday, April seeing the amazing way this farm Weather And Crop Bulletin Compiled by cooperative efforts of USDA, Extension Service, Department of Commerce and University of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) Weekly mean temperatures over the State ranged from 59 degrees at Fayelteville to 65 degrees at instead of a week later as I was recovered and revived, had indicated. If you have calves The pasture tests, the small to be vaccinated be sure to let me grain work, the livestock demon- know before that date. i strations, the erosion control, the It's cotton planting time (isn't itj home built homes, all should be of silly to say that). Most everybody j interest to you. knows the cotton planted the lasij The adult vi.ifling day on the two weeks in April nearly always t Livestock and Forestry Branch Ex- j Portland. Cool weather prevailed makes the highest cotton yields. t perimenL Station thfs year is May j during the week, except on Friday and Saturday when most stations reported temperatures in the upper 70's degrees to the mld-80's degrees. The highest temperature recorded was 87 degrees at Fort Smith on the 13lh and at Fayettcville on the Hth. The passage of a cold front through the State on Sunday brou<;li a marked cooling with scattered liyhl frost reported on Monday and Tuesday mornings, mostly In the northern half of the State. The lowest temperature reported was 27 degrees at Gilbert on the morning of the 17th. Temperatures of freezing or below were reported: at Batesville, Flippin, and Wynne. I There were scattered showers at! the beginning of the week and rain-j fall was general over the State j Planting date studies conducted j 25 for North Mississippi County by the Experiment Station at Oscc- ) farmers. Mark your calendar now ola and Clarksdale bear this out, j if you think you might like to visit P.S.: Early planted cotton is the station. more important on gumbo than it July I. 1956 will be the earliest Is on loam or sandy soils. Manila date you can apply for the new and Leachville farmers average ! federal gas tax refund, available to planting cotton 10 days later than I farmers on gasoline used on the those East of Big Lake. farm. Application at that time will Agri Day at Arkansas Slate Col- cover gas used during the period lege, Jonesboro. will be held May ll. You are Invited. They are planning an elaborate and educational day, that should be of value to any interested farmers'. January 1-July 1, 1956. Refund forms will be available In any county agent's office in the land. Also, after July l refund application forms may be obtained The program includes a subsoil-j from your local Internal Revenue ing and landleveling demonstration.' speech, "Relations of Fertilization and Irrigation," a free barbecue lunch and concert, (that ought to get you to attend) and a main address by Allen Kline, past pres- dent, of the American Farm Bureau. They will have other interesting events and displays too numerous to mention. Have you ever seen the .Livestock a«d Forestry Branch Experiment Station near Batesville, Ark.? Years ago the University selected & typical farm there; eroded and Zella's Drapery Shop • Draper it* • Corn! CM • Traverse Rods • Upholstering New Supply of Decorator Fabrics just arrived. Jtf 8. Division Ph. TO 3-8883 KIRSCH DEALER office. Ferlili/.er Placement Woody Miley, Extension Soils Management Specialist, has again reminded county agents of the most efficient, use of fertilizer in j over the weekend with the heaviest conenction with cotton production, amounts nvcr the northern portion. Weekly totals ranged from a sprinkle too light to measure at Arka He said, "Fertilizer banded in the row or under the row is more efficiently used by cotton than fertilizer broadcast. "Solid Fertilizers al Planting: "1. Ideal placement — 2 inches to each side and 3 Inches below planted seed. Where heavy rates, such as 500 to 600 pounds per acre are used, increase the distance from the seed or band half and broadcast half. "2. Second best and generally most practical — bund under the row so that, upon bedding and planting, fertilizer is 4 to 6 inches below planted seed. "Side-Dressing: "Nitrogen side - dressings when mude should be applied just after chopping in order for cotton to obtain full potential benefits. Late side-dressings usually re- .suit in one or more of [lie following: delayed fruiting, incomplete! utilization of nutrients, and second growth after fall rains begin." ACCENT OX SAFETY — Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., and the county agent's office are cooperating in bringing demonstrations of electrical safety to 4-H clubs over this area. Shown above is Roy Baker, Oosnell and president of the 4-H county council, who told the club how he wired a three-dimensional picture for lights. delphia to 1.64 Inches at Hcber Springs. Soil moisture is mostly adequate to excessive over the State. Recent rains were very much needed in many mountain counties. Some local hail damage occurred. Field work was limited during the week by wet Holds, particularly in delta and southern counties. Land preparation is Ittiiirina in these areas. Cool weather has lowered germination and limited growth on early planted fields of corn and cotton. Very little COTTON WHS planted • during the week. The early dale was the principal reason for this although wet fields limited lield work. Much hind has already been prepared and the main planting season is near. Planting of CORN continues as | . weather permits. Good stands of I IjISSPKIHO/.A are reported in nil ATTENTION FARMERS! YOU: Can count on a corn market, in Blylheville this fall. \Ve have plans for » bigger and faster corn shelter to serve you so plant all I lie corn you w««t and feel «ur« that you will have a market for your product ion . . . WI HAVI THI CORN TO FIT YOUR NEED FUNK'S "«" HYBRID CORN GENUINE PFISTERS HYBRID DIXIE 12 and 23 U.S. 12 Several Open Pollinated Corns Buy Your Seed Where You Can Sell Your Crops FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "The Home of Sudden Service" Hution & Broadway Phone 3-8191 Three-Bale Crop Goal for Youths Annual SeMo Contest to be Run Off Again Missouri Cotton Producers Association will sponsor a delta-wide 3-baIe per acre cotton contest again ilils year, according to announcements mailed April 10 to county agents and vocational agriculture instructors in the seven cotton producing counties of Missouri. Winners of the 1955 Three Bale Contest were formally recognized and received their prizes at the 7th annual meeting of the Association held April 5, at Sikeston. The 1966 contest is open to any grade or high school student, enrolled in 4-H or PPA. who will be responsible for producing his own cotton crop. Over 100 delta young men were entered In the 1955 contest, of whom 20 received cash prizes nnd awards. Example to Duds Sponsored with the joint purpose Ton can run a John De«re Rotary Hoe right orer tfie youngest crop without damage . . . •rase choking crust and moisture-stealing weed sprouts in a wide swath at 5 miles per hour. No need to be alow and careful—the stool tine* take out only shallow-rooted growth, in the row ete weil as between th* rows, at money-saving speed. We Invite you to come In and see why farmers prefer the flexible John Deere Rotary Hoe. It's made to work better and last longer —with rugged, arched-steel frame, large- diameter hoe wheels, non-curling tines, and super-hard white-iron bearings. Integral models available. Here's a tool that will save you time and money. See it now! MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-4434 Sufcfa JOHN DEERE QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT .ireH.s. ALTAI,FA is making pood progress except in northwestern counties where insect damage is severe and control measures are iieco-ssiiry. SMALL CHAIN [Tops are making excellent progress. Recent, rains wprp particularly beneficial to this crop in mountain counties where growth had been slowed by riry weather. Some insect damage is reported in nor linvcs tern counties. Growth is rapid and in a few fields mi occasional head has appeared. Wet fields limited land preparation for seeding niCE during the week. Only a few fields have been planted, largely of the early date. Planting will be increased next, week. Very few fields nf SOVnEA.VS have been planted as yet. STRAWBERRIES are reported in pood condition in all ureas with a very good crop in prospect. AP- PLK. PEACH, and ORAPE prospects ;ire also promising- in all nrens. SPINACH continues to move in volume from Crawford County although some local hail damage occurred. TO.MATOKS nre. being transplanted to fields, in southern counties, with Bradley County reporting this week about 60 percent accomplished. Cool weather has retarded home garden. 11 ., LIVESTOCK are making Rains and milk production 1ms increased HS PASTL'RKS continue to improve. Lice mid ticks arc u problem in a number ot counties. 'Hie .supply of FAIt.1I LABOR is adequate for present needs. of stimulating the interest of tnc younger generation in proper farming methods, and in setting an ex- ampl to the present generation of cotton producers, the cotton growing contest has been a regular pare of the MCPA program for the past four years. Prior to 1955, it was called the "Two-Bale Cotton Contest." until such a large number of contestants out-produced qualifying levels, then a new and higher goal was deemed advisable. Entry blanks, which must be on file with the MCPA not later than June 15, may be obtained through county agents, vocational agriculture instructors, or directly from the offices of the Association at Portageville, Mo. Rules of Contest Plots may be from two to five acres in extent, and only one plot may be entered by any individual. Wliile plots may be set off from a larger field or area, they must be regular in outline. Plots with irregular outline designed In take aclvnnutse of soilj type variations or surface inequalities will not be eligible for consideration. Actual .seed cotton yields will -be taken by the project .supervisor who will in all be a vocational agriculture instructor, county extension agent, an assistant or associate county extension agent, or n person designated by the project supervisor for the inirpo&e. Contestants, with the advice of j their project supervisors, will select, ! seed varieties, fertilizers find farm- j ing practices to be applied and will j be in direct control of the produc- j lion of cotton on the contest plot. ' Cotton picked under the super: usion of the project supervisor will j be ginned by the Field Crops De! purlment. of the University'of Missouri, College of Agriculture. Instructions and complete set ot rules for the contest will be available to any interested person through project supervisors throughout the counties of thr Missouri delta. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Now on hand! ARCADIAN NITRANA* Nitrogen Solutions See us NOW! Your Exclusive Dealer in the Holland - Sreele Cooter Area HOLLAND Fertilizer Distributor Holland, Missouri I Hard Bed TALOOA, Okla. l.fl — The pet Persian cat of Cliff and Bemeece Hsrgrave turns down ' the soft chairs and divans when it beds down at night. The cat sleeps In the bathroom wash basin. jJEWlWMK? matched colors for walls and trim WAUHIDE RUBBERIZED Mississippi County LUMBER COMPANY 1801 W. Main St. Ph. PO 3-8151 PITTSBURGH fkim-Keep that IJUST PAINTEDJ M Error with Interest NOWATA. Okla. <;P»—Grocer Mel Landers received through the mails an unsigned note, a $20 bill and two dollar bills. The note said: "This is to make up for an error in change to my benefit marie several years ago in your store. Also enclosed is interest on the error. ROTHROCK DRUG STORE Remember us for prescriptions EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Kubbard Hardware Phone 2-U815 Serving You Best is our Foremost Concern BURIAL INSURANCE LOGAN Funeral Home LEE SOYBEANS Registered, Certified and Non-Certified Lee Seed Soybeans. Also Certified Ogden, Non-Certified Ogden, Dorman and Other Varieties. Lespedeza, Clovers, Grasses and Other Field Seeds. Your Patronage Appreciated BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. Ph. 3-6856 1800 W. Main Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 3-6857 looking for BIG tractor power. 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