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M a s o n C i t y G l o b e - G a z e t t e Spray Plums for Control of Brown Rot Plum trees grown in Iowa require comparatively little pruning. But they do need spraying to control brown rot, the greatest drawback to producing good plums in this state, according to H. E. Nichols, extension horticulturist at Iowa State college. Waneta, a Hansen hybrid, is the plum most commonly grown in Iowa. Other Hansen varieties common to the state are Kahinta, Hanska, Sapa, Opata and Toka. The Patten, developed by the Iowa State college experiment station gives good results as does IJerry. The latter variety is effective as a pollenizer. Among the varieties developed by the Minnesota agricultural experiment station are the Underwood, Superior, Pipestone, Red Coat and Minitor. Most of them are susceptible to brown rot but are suitable lor growth in Iowa. ; Three European varieties, Lombard, Green Gage and Blue Damson, give good results in southern Iowa only. Here the Stanley, a new plum of the prune class, is also recommended for trial. To really insure a good crop, a so-called pollenizer . v a r i e t y should be planted along with the others. Where varieties such as Â· the Minnesota hybrids are planted, Nichols suggests planting at least one tree oÂ£ Kaga. Toka or Terry. , North Iowa ond Southern Minnesota Farms. GRINDING FEED Cash...and Gas Coupon Charles Showalter, Alexander, who grinds feed lots of farmers in that vicinity, drove into the Harvey Hemmes yard while the FARM editor was visiting there. Hemmes had only a "ED C A R C ILL "ED We Now Carry a Full Line of Feed For HOGS -- CATTLE -- POULTRY There Is No Feed Shortage at the FOLSOM AUTO CO. GENERAL AUTO REPAIRING Across Street From Honford Hotel wagonload of chicken feed to be ^.ground so it didn't take long but when Showalter was through ho told Hemmes the cost and then added . . . i; and a gas stamp." Hemmes looked questioningly at him and Showalter repeated: "I have to collect a gos ration stamp, one ot the new R stamps you got Ihe other day." Hemmes started for the house to get it and Showalter"" explained that the only way he j back where I can get gasoline to run his truck " ~ ~ J n " and ' the motor on the truck which operates the grinder is to collect gasoline ration coupons from the farmers whom he serves. Hemmes came back and hand- ed a folder to Showalter who looked at it and handed it back "Those are the fuel oil coupons What I need are gasoline coupons with the R printed or them." As Hemmes started again fo: the house, Showalter got out a tin can, took off the lid am showed the coupons in it. .Some one suggested that if he got ,. 5 gallon coupon for every littl job, he would soon have mor than he had any use for. If I do, I'll see that they ge HOW do fanners and stockmen secure ownership and control of their co-operative? By owning all the VOTING STOCK of their association DEPENDABLE CREDIT WHY own and control the place * . Â· where you borrow money? 1. SO IT WILL BE MORE PERMANENT AND DEPENDABLE. If farmers and stockmen own and control it, they will make it as permanent and dependable as possible. 2. SO YOU CAN OBTAIN LOANS BEST SUITED TO YOUR NEEDS. When farmers and stockmen elect, from their own number, men to direct the association and pass on loans, they provide a loan service that best fits each individual's farm business. 3. SO YOU CAN OBTAIN LOANS AT LOW COST. When farmers and stockmen own and control their lending agency, they see to if that loan t costs are kept as low as possible. Mason City Production Credit Association ot them,'' h promised, adding that he woul nave to take good care ot wha ne has because, "being alrend. endorsed, anyone who picke them up could use them. (Sine then, OPA has announced tha the R coupons for off-the-high way use will be good only a bulk stations after March 31). "They have to be endorsed i ink," he told Hemmes who ha returned with the proper stamr After the grinder had left, th FARM editor asked Hemm what was in his mixed feec Morth Iowa Apples Must Be Hardiest Choose hardier apple varie- ies for planting in northern owa orchards than for central nd southern Iowa, H. E. Nichols, Iowa State college ex- ension horticulturist, advises. Favorite summer and fall va- ieties--and a few of these hould be planted in every irchard--include the old stand- jys, Yellow Transparent, Duchess, Wealthy and perhaps Whitney Crab. "New and promising s-arieties re Melba, Early Mclntosh and Milten. Beacon shows great )romise as ah apple to replace Duchess and shciuld be tried e tried, especially in northern Iowa." Of the apple varieties orig- nated at Iowa State college, -lawkeye Greening is recommended for general planting. The Sharon, a high Quality eat- ng apple, ripens about the same ime as Jonathan. The Minnesota agricultural experiment station has developed some apple varieties that should 3e tried, especially in northern [owa. The most important of ihese are Minjon, Prairie Sky and Haralson. Brillia'nt and Fameusc or Snow varieties are older tvpes worthy of a place in northern Iowa home orchards. He reported that it was a laying mash of 2 sacks concentrate. 1 sack meat scraps and 100 pounds of alfalfa meal .with 55 bushels of grain which was : :i oats and 1 A corn. For hogs he uses 4 sacks of concentrate with half and half corn and oats, he reported. What would you use if you could buy proteins?" he w o s asked. His answer was 1 /ack tankage, 2 sacks oilmeal and 25 pounds minerals w i t h half and half corn and oats to make a wagomoad. Hemmes feeds what he raises on the farm and when corn was available bought quite a bit, he said. He is planting 45 acres of corn, 25 acres of oats and 6 ares of soybeans this year. Together with 14 acres of tame hay and 30 acres of permanent creek pasture and yards, this makes up the 120 acres. He milks 10 cows now instead of 16 or 18 as in former years when "I always had a man." PHONE 1387 106 NORTH DELAWARE Raise These New Disease Resistant, High Yielding Varieties-- TAMA, BOONE, CONTROL or MARION WHAT GREAT NEWS it is 1o Iowa oats pers t h a t you can now raise more oats on the same acreage by p l a n t i n g the new disease-resistant varieties--Tama, Boonc, Control or Marion..Yes, by ridding your farm of t h e old varieties and planting only these new high-yielding varieties in \9-i4 you may gel-- .1. Mar* buifitfc p*r ocr*. ,-2. Hightr quality Â»*H- 3. M*r* f *cd I w liv*Â»lÂ«cl( *ft4p*vttrr. 4. Extra rfoKarc from yÂ»vr Â«4ri crtp. m NOMINAL YEARS these new varieties will yield 10 fo 15% more t h a n the old varieties. If 19-f Â· is a bad rust year, as it was in 1938 and 19(1. t h e new varieties will yield, at least 50^j more onis. HA* NOW to grow only these new im- proved varieties, then make sure your seed oats are free of weed-seed and Other grains. Cleaning and t r e a t i n g seed oats will help to increase your yield from 3 to 10 bushels to t h e acre; Seed can he cleaned and treated it cent r a l c l e a n i n g a n d t r e a t i n g p l a n t s throughout Iowa or at home by means of a small f a n n i n g mill and home-made grain trenter. Ask your county agent foe details. REMEMBER, PLANT ONLY THESE NEW VARIETIES --Tama, Boonc, Control or Mariun. All arc heavy y i e l d i n g , disease resistant and approved by the Towa Experiment Station. Enough of 'ihese varieties is available to p l a n t the entire Oat acreage in Iowa in \ r )44. Buy t h e m from your neighbor, country elevator or seed, dealer. MAKE IOWA'S OAT CMP MORE CERTAIN IN 1944!