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*MDAY, JUNE 19, 1988 BLTTHEV1LLH fAMC.)' COUHTER PAGE RE VIEW""" FORECAST Rice Becoming Familiar Scene on Cotton Lands By HAROLD HART r . . - LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Rice on land which knew only cotton year after year. That is •;-'he familiar picture along the flatlands of East Arkansas these days. |j Pumps gushing water into the snake-like rice fields. Cotton still is there, but rice is [making inroads. . . . . ' ' Rice growing in that longtime cotton producing section of Arkansas may be just an experimental process, but agriculturists have good talking points for it. They say the rice appears less subject to insect damage than oth- On Missco Farms bj CojntT Arent Keith J. Bllbrcj Wheat Allotments foregone conclusion that i! It's :Vheat acreage allotments will be in •..'Kect in 1954. Because yields are generally good :;his year, and I guess, because Jvheat will be allotted, it seems thai verybody wants a wheat allotmenl -'or 1954. If you have not been growing vheat in 1952 or 1953, it is my guess •'hat you missed the boat. It looks .low like the wheat allotment will drastically below the county's •953 wheat acreage. ^Mississippi County farmers have ; «iorted 21,000 acres of wheat this •/ear .They reported in the neigh- ;i ;iorhood of 8,000 acres last year Hurts Cotton Allotment It is obvious and understood that he wheat allotment will naturally educe the cotton acreage allotment or a farm, when acreage controls ;.pply to both crops. Ever farm that has a wheat acre- ge history for the past two years ..'ill get a wheat allotment whether !ie wants it or not UNLESS he goes the PMA Office before June 25 .nd specifically requests that his arm not be given a wheat allots nent. As much as 15 acres of wheat can Agr/ Engineer To Serve With <U£S Named FAYETTEVILLE. Ark. — sniy ilird Bryan took over this week as Assistant agriculture engineer with int Station, was announced by Sean Lippert S. Ellis of the TJni- iersity of Arkansas College of Ag "•!,iculture. I; Mr. Bryan will devote full time tc Research work in Uie fields of cot 'on mechanization' and irrigation \ Mr. Bryan was corn in Porres iity. He attended Arkansas Poly echnic College for two years anc he University of Arkansas for one Near. He holds the degrees of B.S 'nd M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Nebras- ; a. : ! While attending the University of Jebraska Mr. Bryan worked half- :ime as research assistant. He has jlso had experience with the Sol Conservation Service in Arkansas !-|nd with an Arkansas farm imple- lient dealer. For the past three dears he hap been employed as expansion irrigation engineer with '>ansas State College. Mr. Bryan .pent fpiuiyears in the U.S Army. be grown on any land covered by a PMA farm contract without a wheat allotment. These 15-acre tracts or less do not come out of the total county allotment, if I understand it right. Cotton To Be Measured I am glad. I am tired of guessing at the countys' cotton acreage and yields per acre. The rather dependable rumor now is that the entire cotton acreage will be measured by the PMA in 1953. Of course, this would give- them valuable data "for future cotton acreage allotment programs. This year's 'cotton acreage, however, will not be used in determining your cotton allotments for 1954. Worm Flurry It looks like it's always something new. It appears that there is a light outbreak of yellow striped armyworms in all sections of Mississippi County. I am still hoping that they will not be serious. The yellow striped armyworm is also sometimes called the cotton boll cut worm. It is a day-feeding worm that can be destructive to cotton California's Bees Jon'* Bid* Time SAP FRANCISCO Iffi— California sad « new record of 48,974,000 ounds of honey in 1952. ..The Federal-State Market News ,'nnounced this was 74 per cent .boye the previous record, in 1951 nd kept California the sweetest tate honeywlse. BOB'S ELECTRIC for • Air Conditioning! Installation & Service • Repair Service • Wiring •) Motors Phone 2423 956 E. Main TV and RADIO SERVICE Irons and Small Appliances Repaired Sonny Marhis ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. tM W. Mtln fh. 2071 by destroying young plants as well as boring into squares and email bolls later on in the year. It Is a general feeder and Is also being found on young com and soybeans. As the worm gets larger, It turns elmost black except for two light or orange colored stripes down both sides ol its back. Unfortunately, the worm la rather hard to kill. During the early stages you will need to use at leait two- and-one-half pounds oJ technical or actual Toxaphene per acre.' DDT will control this worm but there are good .reasons for not using DDT this far North unless absolutely neces- ,ry. BHO will not control this worm. ! Yellow Wooly Bears Also, for the first time the yellow wooly bear worm is thick snough in several cotton fields to cause some concern. These worms are very hairy or wooly and from a yel(ow to almost white in color. They range up to two inches in length. They can riddlo the foliage rather completely if in large enough number*. W« have never had to poison this worm before. They, too, are very hard to kill. It will take 3 or 4 pounds of actual Toxaphene to the acre to get satisfactory control, depending on the size of worms. er crops. It is common knowledge how cotton has been preyed upon by pests. Also, It Is possible to grow rice on new land, or land where other crops have been grown with little or no fertilization for several years. Missouri's bootheel—the southeast—also is undergoing this agricultural metamorphosis, largely through the leadership of two Corning, Ark., brothers. Everett C. and Roy Thomas planted 600 acres of rice in Butler County, Mo., this spring. Keports are starting to come In of crops being damaged .through lack .of rain. Washington County Agent Carl Rose says pastures, particularly are being hurt ia that area. He added that farmers can not plant sudan grass for pasture and sorghum grass for silage. The counties of Scott, Sebastian, Montgomery .Lafayette, Randolph, fotasett, Crawford, Marion, Ben:on, Conway, Union, White, St. Francis and Hempstead are others reporting: the need of immediate rain to preserve pastures . Speaking of cover crops... Arkansas farm Readers are reported to be very much concerned over their inability to convince armers of the value in winter cover crops ot build and conserve the soil. D. A. Hinkle of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture says only 24 per cent of the row crops In the state are planted In winter cover crops such as the hlghly-deslmble legumes. Charles C. Wllley of the Production Marketing Administration says that many farmers in the delta area feel that the winter crop program Interferes with the production of oatton, their money crop. The farm leaders figure they will have to re-examine the winter can be done about the situation, cover crop program to. see what SIDELIGHTS: Wheat farmers In southeast Miss- ourh-faced with a storage problem—are trucking thousands of bushels of wheat each day to elevators at Jonesboro, Blytheville and Marked Tree,..an unidentified new strawberry disease has been ArmyWormsNow Serious Problem Missouri Situation Became Important In Early June Army worms are still a seriou threat to crops all over the statj reports Stirling Kyd, University Mtesouri entomologist. In a surve the last Week in May, worms wer found throughout North Missour to the Iowa line. There obviously are a lot ot field that have worms but not enough t justify spraying. In nearly all im proved pastures or small grain fields some worms are found, either in th field or in the grass around th margin, if you hunt hard enough Normally, when such a general out break occurs, the population o worms is diluted over so many acre, that severe damage occurs only in scattered fields, or in scattered com munities. So far that has been the pattern of this outbreak. The first and mos .extensive threat developed in the Southeastern counties, and as the worms spread over the state, dam age became more spotted. During the .first 10 days or so ol June farmers needed to watch al fields closely for possible damage especially for migrating worms. In general, armyworms seem to prefer improved grass crops — fescue brome, orchard grass, etc. — as compared to small grains. Usually more worms can be found in the native grass around a small grain field margin than in the grain itself. Some legume fields also have a lot of worms in them. This is of considerable Importance when several of these grass crops are being cut for hay. There have been a lot of complaints recently of corn being seriously hurt by worms moving out of a grass or legume crop after they have been stripped. With corn showing so little growth, the worms can almost wipe out a stand of corn over night. So far, there has. not been too much parasitism showing up on the worms. Hot weather may bring on an increase of parasitism, but don't count on .too much help in that manner yet. •To sum up all this, army worms are found all over the state. They became more serious during the first 10 days of June and migrations into corn became more common. Only by keeping » close watch on all fields can farmers catch the situation quickly enough to avoid extenEiv: damage. TV Blacks Out Town VENTNOR, N. J. W) — One toppling television'antenna knocked out ail of Ventnor's lights. The antenna struck high tension lines and instantly blacked out the town. Head Courier News Classified Ads. Alfalfa Good to Have On Hand for Succulent Feed Although he has planted corn and sorgo that he can make into silage this fall, Karl Mclntyre, Licking, Missouri, says it is a fine feeling to have a good supply of succulent feed on htnd before hot weather arrives. He refers to alfalfa which he put into a newly constructed trench silo in late May. Mclntyre believes that putting the alfalfa in the silo will conserve more of the feed nutrients and vitamins for his dairy herd this winter. Or, if pastures dry up this summer the alfalfa silage can be fed and the silo refilled with corn and sorgo. The alfalfa was cut in the field with a field chopper and was hauled into the silo with two trucks. One of these trucks was equipped with . a dump bed which worked very well as a method ol getting the silage into the silo. The other truck was equipped with a false endgate fastened to a log chain so that the load could be pulled off with the tractor. According to J. Boss Fleetwood, University of Missouri field crops specialist, who assisted with the demonstration, the dump truck worked better than the one which required that the load be pulled off of the truck. However, this may have been due to faulty construction of the truck equipped with the false endgate and log chain. Fleetwood reports that 85 Texas County farmers were on hand at the Mclntyre farm in late May to hear the discussions on grass silage and see the demonstration. Osceo/o Girl on UA Agri Honor Roll Francille Maloch of Osceola was among students at the University of Arkansas listed on the College of Agriculture's spring semester honor roll, it was announced yesterday by Dean Lippert S. Ellis of the agri culture division. R-ancille, a home economics major, is a sophomore in the University. Klsslno Fool In early Erasmus, times, according to polite caller started his visit by kissinE his host, his hostess, all their children and the dog and cat. 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