The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 1, 1936 · Page 19
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 19

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 1, 1936
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Bulletin on Flax Is Available Explodes Theory of It Growing Only on New Land. The idea that flax is essentially a "new-land" crop and hard on the soil ia rapidly being modified. During- early clays, say C. S. Reddy and L. C. Burnett, of Iowa State college, flax production moved westward with the settlement of new lands because it was so well suited for a first crop on new breaking:. Additional attempts to grow flax on land where it had once been grown met with poor results, and the farmer decided that flax could not be grown successfully in Iowa any more. Lately, however, much new information on flax growing has altered this idea. Is Not Hard on land. With the discovery of the flax wilt disease came the realization that it was not flax that depicted the soil--rather it was found, the wilt disease was the ailment really affecting- land on which flax was grown. In recent years wilt-resistant varieties of flax have been developed to control the losses formerly experienced, and today flax is not considered "hard on the land" and is no longer restricted to new land. Fits Well Into Rotation. The fact that flax fits well into the rotation in exactly the same way as oats or other small grains, is sown, harvested and threshed with the same equipment, and that the difference in seed cost is only slight, indicates that the net profit per acre of Iowa flax is greater than from the small grains, concluded Reddy and Burnett in their new bulletin, "Flax as an Iowa Crop," which is now ready for distribution. Another advantage that flax offers to Iowa farmers is that it is an excellent nurse crop for clover and alfalfa. Bison and Red Wing are two disease-resistant varieties well adapted to Iowa conditions. Flax can be either drilled or broadcast at the recommended rate of 3 to 4 pecks per acre. The crop is ready to harvest when the boils are ripe and the stems are yellow. Farmers interested in learning- more about flax as an Iowa crop may obtain from the Bulletin office, Iowa State college, a copy of the new bulletin, 344. ASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE W. T. Siniiard is in charge of the service department of the Northwestern Distributing company. Tliis company gives free farm and livestock service in response to all requests. In the handling of this sen-ice Mr. Sinnurd -has gained a wide acquaintanceship among the farmers of this section. Mr. Sinnard was a farmer and livestock raiser in Warren county for 25 years. (Lock- Photo, K ay- cnay Engraving.) Half Our Hawks Do More Good Than Harm on Farms | APRIL TOGS for FARMERS And Other Outdoor Men and Boys! Contrary to common opinion i not all hawks are chicken thieves. Six of the 17 most common species are good friends of the farmer. At least half do more good than harm says the bureau of biological' survey, United States department of agriculture, in a new circular, Food Habits of Common Hawks. The stomach con-. ents of 5,185 hawks examined howed which kinds deserve protection. Some hawks occasionally H chickens or useful birds, but or each of these a hawk usu- Hy eats dozens of rodents and many insects. Sparrow hawks or example, seldom prey upon ther birds--yet they often arc ilamed for misdeeds of other awks. They could more appro- nately be called grasshopper awks, says the circular, as he chief food found in 491 of 03 sparrow hawk stomachs I A LI L n'/i I n 11 riv» H,. · . -a' sSrnTand^ric^ I ^^ B " ° VeralIs « ^ - - Sl.49 ough-legged hawks show they ·e almost entirely beneficial feeding habits. BUY WISELY Compare the comfort, \vfeUr and appearance --as well a,$ price GET VALUE ,.,, r. - THB TIME SPKNT IN COMPARING (.1LDNEB CLOTHING WILL PAY BIG DIVIUKXDS Tall Corn Overalls Heavy2:20eastera denim. Full cut $1.05 WANTED HIDES - WOOL Highest Prices Paid CARL STEIN Phone 470 111 6th S. \V. "Say, i/ you want real smoking enjoyment . . . just try a ia F e i i d r i c h , Charles Denb.r or an Emerson cigar." "That's what they say, C h a r 1 i e-1 they're extra good cigars. So I'm going to insist on one i of those brands." Your dealer sells LA FENDRICH, CHARLES DENBV and EMERSON Cigars Lloyd Liesenberg Co. DISTRIBUTOR . . . MASON CITY Chinch Bugs and Grasshoppers May Damage 1936 Crops A survey is under way to determine the population of chinch bugs in southern Iowa, A. D. Worthington, Iowa State college extension entomologist, has announced. Field examinations during the last few weeks showed there are sufficient live bugs, In spite of the fairly heavy winter mortality, to cause severe damage to small grain and corn in southern Iowa, if the weather is favorable to the bugs during May and June. The heavy grasshopper population of 1935 laid large numbers of eggs. For this reason Mr. Worthington suggests that farmers be prepared to apply control measures during May and June, when the young hoppers begin to hatch. Apparently the winter had little effect upon the grasshoppers. Because the grasshopper spends the winter in the form of eggs from 1 to 2 inches below the surface, the heavy snow cover no doubt prevented mortality, Mr. Worthington said. Investigate Koto-Lite Plants and Willard Farm-Lite Batteries Battery and Electric Servico 110 S. Delaware Ph. 319 WHY SHOP HERE? Merkel's Economy Basement is a favorite place for thr.fty shoppers because they can always be sure of serviceable quality at a low price. Every article we sell must give satisfaction--if i* doesn't we're here to stand back of our promises. Here is a sample of the Values we offer FASH ION ETTE TWIN HOSE 2 pairs 95c and a club coupon in each package of two pairs. 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