The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 14, 1944 · Page 23
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 23

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 14, 1944
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K AA F A R M , M a r c h , 1 9 4 4 Food of 5,000 Farms Now Goes to Rats i Food equal to the output o f j 5.00(1 Iowa Jarms did not reach! the allied food basket last year! because enemy aliens consumed: ii I the source. .i!s are the enemy aliens' xvh'c.-;i got this food. Rats are shewing a marked increase in I numbers on Iowa farms, after 21 years during which the popula- i lion "was at a relatis'ely low i level, according to Harold Gun- j derson. Iowa State college ex- ; ten-ion entomologist. ] Tsicse pests also have invaded j ho - -:s and yariises in towns and cities. They have damaged larm buildings by chewing through wood parts, undermining foundations and concrete ie' din^i floors. Three rats can consume a^ much feed as 2 laying hens, Cfitndcrson estimates, la addition, they probably contanwnatc 3 l:mes as much feed as they eat air : render it unfit for livestock, fj^cause Iowa has again been a£s'£iiecl a huge production job. [ runners should start the battle! against rats now. A clean-up o f ! rat haunts is the most important! ph;»?e of control. These include j piles of lumber, fence posts, scrap metal, wagon boxes, haystack- bottoms. and similar ph'ccs. Foundations should be repaired, -gnawed boards re-i pUicocl. and doors and door! frames and sills rat-proofed with ' tin. Sudium fluosilitale. scattered' in protected runways hi and between buildings, will cause irritation and eventual death when rats run through it. This poison is not attractive to farm animals and can be used safely if placed oiiK- in rat runways. Poison bait also'may be used. Guiiilerson recommends a bait made from 5 pounds ground meal or fish and I pound barium carbonate. Rat bait should not be exposed where dogs, cat's, or oilier farm animals can get at it. Tt should he put out in the evening, and uneaten bait should be picked tip the following morning before livestock is released from pens and other shelters. Anemia Is Possible in Little Pigs Two or three weeks confinement in a pen with no feed oilier than the milk of the sow oflen causes anemia in liltlu pigs. H. L. Qunife. I own State college extension swine specialist, says that external symptoms of anemia are thumping of the sides, paleness of the skin, shrinking in flesh and roughness of the hair. The pigs so affected ;eiierally die w l l h i u a few clays. Sow's milk is deficient in iron and copper, according to Qiuiitt?, and that is trie cause of aneinin. Apparently the miner;) Ls cannot be fed to the sow to meet the deficiency in the milk. However, supplementary feeding will provide them. A good preventive of anomki is a piece of clean, fresh «od en- dirt, put into the pen every feu- day a. The pigs will nose over RAF'S LAMU--Sgt. C, D. Rhodes, 20, member of a spitfire squadron of the British desert air t'ovcc, holds his squadron's pet Iamb, "Horace/' Sgt. Rhodes" home is in Bury, Lancashire, England. This i.s a British olTicial photo. the dirt and get some or it, containing mineral mutter, into their mouths and into their systems. This method is more effective if V't pound ot finely yroimd copperas is well mixed with 100 pounds of dirt. Rich, bl;ick loam i.s more sal is factory than sandy soils, Fainting the udders of the *ow once a day with a solution of an iron salt, the pi^s arc 3 to 4 weeks old, is also effective in preventing anemia. This solution is prepared by dissolving 1 pound of copperas in ife gallon of hut water. A- small amount of corn syrup arldcd to\ihc solution helps keep it on the teats and udder. Another procedure is to administer a ciosc of this iron solution to each pig at least once each week. One-third teaspoon- f u l is considered sufficient for the ;{ to 4 week old ply. This years supply of,.package bees will be smaller than at any time in the history of the industry, s:)\' s f. B. Paddock of Iowa Slate college, who is slate apiarist. Find New Potato With Considerable Hopper Resistance Still ill the lest stage in Iowa, Secjuova, a new seedling potato developed and introduced by the United States department of agriculture, appears to have a lot oi resistance to injury by leaf hopper. Tests showed that it yielded well in northern Iowa, but · a serious objection" ;iow is that it matures 2 to 3 weeks later than the Cobbler. It it can be adapted satisfactorily to this state, its big advantage over the present varieties will be elimination of most of the 4 or 5 sprayings now necessary to avoid hopper injury. Jn a field by the Iowa agricultural experiment station last year, the Sequoya, Irish Cobbler and Early Ohio were planted adjoining a bean patch to insure plenty of hoppers. Except for one spray with lead arsenatc to control potato bugs r the potatoes were left unsprayed throughout the season. The foliage of the Sequoya remained green with scarcely a suggestion ot hopper burn while the Cobblers and Ohios were severely burned. Further, crosses between the Sequoya and an earlier variety will be made this year with the hope ot combining immunity to hopper burn and early maturity. Woodlot Will Not Produce Lumber If Constantly Grazed \Voodlots can'* serve as a source- of lumber and as a past u r e :it the same lime and do both jobs very efficiently, asserts Eugene W. Fabes. assistant itren forester at Iowa State college. The damage from pasturing a woodlot comes from the cattle fjrafcmg on lo\v hanging leaves and by destroying the young* growth of .seedlings. Trees, like every other living organism, are constantly dying of old age. Under natural conditions this mortality amounts to about 5 per cent that has to be replaced annually* If young, potent inl trees are continuously razed o f f , the balance is thrown out of rhythm and the \ oodlnt's life is materially lessene L Then, j tuo, best straight at d Tine Ii r a i n c d sawlogs con c from thickly planted woorflo s; such areas arc d i f f i c u l t io naiulnin when pastured. Makers of Green Top MINERALIZED TANKAGE Order Green Top Tankage From MASON CITY RENDERING CO. \ Experiments have shown a difference in breeds iii resistance to pullorum. White Leghorns are quite resistant, while Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshircs have been found more susceptible. Truck-Tractor-Passenger TIRES RECAP REPAIR TRAVERS SERVICE RM 2nd S. W. TIRE TREAD · Call 826 Masen City You can't fool « hog, when it cOm«* to food v»l- ue«. The very first time be ' i-ilcsmca!»0f supplement* containing Security Food, hi* sensitive ta»lc tell* him tliat these ferds fortified with vita- mi ni , mineral* and milk *« exacUy the nourishment he crave*. And v.-atcli the way this cajy-to-imx supplement cult down your grain 8nc i com ctnt»l Ju*l mix it wilhanyVindof trainyou have at han d , using the aim pi e formul B your dealer cnn give you. For Sale by T,. F. FI.L'HRF.R Grafion. la. S C l ' K R I O R FEKI MII.T. Northwood. la. FARMERS C R E A M E R Y Cfl. R e l m o n r J , fa, I A K M T R - S CO-OP C K K A M t R V CO. Kanawha. la. ROCKWI:I,I, co-or CREAMKRY co R o c k w e l l . la. G O O D F I C H 1H.TI1KK Garner, la. F A R M E R S C R E A M E R Y CO Alexander, la. SVI,VAN' JOHNSON Forest Ctlj*. '»- M:I,ASI co-or. C R E A M E R Y co. l.rland. fa. KM:MMK co-or. CREAMKRY co, Ktemme. la. T A R M F U S CO-OP, KLF.VATOR CO, I.akr M i l l s , Ta, V K X T f R A FARMF.RS C R E A S I F . R Y CO Ventura. la. F A R M F . R S C R E A M E R Y CO. SKF.n CO. Clear Lakr. la. P l . Y M O C T l l CO-OP. C R E A M E R Y CO P l y m o u t h . la. FA KM ERS CO -OP. CO. I'.rill, FT. TI:NOI.I co-Of. CREAM I;RV CO Nor Ih wo otl. la. F A R M E R S A: C I I E K S K A S S Nnrlhunort. la. T H O R N T O N CO-OP. C R K A M I R Y T h o r n l n u , la. SWAl.l'.nAI.F, C R E A M E R Y SwaTedalr, la. T I A N S K l . f , I ' A R M K R S EI-FVATOK C' l l i n s H t . fa. H A M P T O N ' FKF.D A; M I I . M N O Cf l l a m p l n n , la. F A R M E R S CO-Or. KI.F.VATOR C nanl«tilown, la, FARMERS GRAIN CO. . . . . . . . PpBIOUt, , !., . , . , . " , Overalls a r e a s much a fighter's uniform as navy blue or olive drab these days, with American farmers all enlisted as one man in the production of Food Fights for Freedom that keeps our boys in the field and our civilians strong and healthy at their jobs! . . . All of us want to see this miracle of food production go on, but we know it often requires help from the background--financial help. This bank is prepared to see the Food Fights for Freedom program through with generous loans to farmers for equipment, repairs and all other needs. UNITED HOME BANK F r d e r a l R «..*· rve S f s l r m TRUST CO. Member F e d e r a l U i M * a n l Insurance OWNED Ar-JD OPERATED BY YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

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