The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 14, 1944 · Page 33
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March 14, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 33

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- -J F A F A R M , M a r c h , 1 9 4 4 21 Correct Row Width Gives Higher Yield Soybeans planted in rows spaced 20 to 32 inches apart usually yield 2 to 4 bushels an acre more than those planted in wider or narrower rows, according to E. S. Dyas, extension agronomist at Iowa State college. Two bushels an acre are required for planting soybeans with a grain drill, or "drilling solid." Dyas says that when planting is done in this manner, fields are inclined to get weedier, resulting in lowered yield: and lowered bean quality. In northern Iowa most soybeans have been grown in rows spaced the same as corn from 38 to 42 inches apart. This method allows for weed contro by row cultivaton and requires he least seed, but yields an acre are not as high as from narrower spaced rows. In using machines which cannot be adjusted to more than one width between rows, usually the gauge marker may be shortened so that every 2nd, 3rd or 4th space is narrower, depending on whether a 2, 3 or 4-row plant is used. Smooth-seeded peas are not adapted for storage in the refrigerated locker. Wrinkled- seeded peas are adapted to that purpose. FRANK J. KNBUSK' Audits - Systems - Tax Service TAX ATTORNEY CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT First Naf 1 Bank Bldg. . . . 933 Proper Start \o' Victory Garden Strawberries », DEAN HAIUDAT Reltascii bf Central Press Association a YOU AKt, planning ic include truu in your Victory garden Uua year then of ail means plant · paten ot strawberries They give largei ana quicuei nar- vests Jor a small cost than any otnei garaen truil crop. While strawberries can oe piantea eitfier in me spring or fall, the very Deet time u early in tne spring Choose a clou ay day to set out strawberry plants, or do it late ID We roots oacx u about four incnes. this also maKe* foi easier planting. Propel aeptn 01 planting strawberries if important, ana right ana wrong ways are ui v ustratea in the accompanying Uaraen-Urapn. rhe crown or center ol the plant, wbere che tiny leaves begin developing. aDOuid oe just level «iu Che surface ot Uie soil. When set coo aeepij rot may aeveiop ana the afternoon. Keep the roots ( Kill oO Uie plants. If piantea too nigh tiie roots frequently dry out. Plant jtrawbemea tirmiy. tout Keeping ine moisture ir the soil to close contact with the growing roots. moist, oemg careful not to sx- pose them :o tne JUT. or drying winds. Before planting remove all aeao leaves, small oft sets ana shorten Start Healthy Chicks, Avoid Heavy Losses lack of feed because of inadequate feeder or floor space. It takes chicks from 2 to 3 weeks to starve to death but they eventually die. Heavy losses o£ baby chicks can be avoided. Such losses are largely due to the purchase of chicks which are badly infected with pullorum, have been Improperly hatched, or are weak and should have been destroyed. W. R. Whitfield, extension poultry specialist at Iowa State college, says much of the trouble is due to chick buyers being more conscious of price than of quality. They therefore fail to urge the hatcherymen to produce and sell only good clucks. Chicks which are free from pullorum are no accident but are the result of multiple testing of the parent stock until it is free from the disease. Pul- lorum is the most serious of chick diseases and chick buyers would do well to urge their hatcherymen to spend more money and effort in getting rid - of hatchery flocks which carry this infection. A light infecfion in one laying flock can spread the disease to many chicks In the incubator and cause disastrous results among chicks that came from clean flocks. Flock owners desiring to have their chicks custom hatched should realize the necessity of having the flock tested in order to prevent the spread of the disease in the incubator. A small infection can develop into a heavy one after the chicks are put in the brooder house because of improper feeding methods or temperature levels during the first few days of the chicks' life. If reasonably well brooded, good chicks will live well, but widely varied temperatures or crowded conditions are prone to cause bowel trouble, due to temperatures which affect digestion. In contrast to common opinion, feed is seldom the cause of .chicklosses, but Whittield warns that many chicks die from the Flyspray or Poison Bait for Silverfish Poison bait or household fly- spray may bo used to control silverfish, which attack book bindings, wallpaper or fabrics. Harold Gunderson, Iowa State college extension entomologist, recommends a bait mixture of 1% cups oatmeal (ground to flour), 1 teaspoon barium carbonate, ·% teaspoon powdered sugar and Vi teaspoon salt (ground to a fine powder). Mix together dry and grind into fine particles that scatter easily. Place a teaspoonful of bait in a shallow box, crumple a sheet of paper in the box and put where cats, dogs or humans can't get at it. Barium carbonte is poisonous to all animals. Loans for Seed, Feed or what you need... Include this bank in your plans for spring financing. We have available cash. Loans to those engaged in the production of food will put this cash to work in the war effort. We want to help your produce MORE Food for Freedom. What are your requirements? We invite loan applications for . . . ·' FINANCING the purchase of seed, feed, available equipment, brooder houses, farrowing houses. REFINANCING . tors, combines, mobiles. . . farm mortgages, trac- other machinery, auto- REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE of property --painting interior and exterior, re-roofing, insulating. This partial list may not include your particular need--so stop in soon and talk things over with our loan officer. You'll find us ready to listen--willing to co-operate. . · FIRST NATIONAL BANK Of Mason City, Iowa Founded in 1869 Mcmbar Federal DC posi t Iruiu ranee Corporation. IF ... you need new harness . . NOW Mason City Rendering Co. PHONE 1096 Call U» for frompt Re- moTol of All Dead Stock. We Pay All Phone Charges DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE LICENSE NO. 42 see us OUR AIM: NEW HARNESS WHEN YOU NEED IT--Meanwhile take good care of your present harness--recondition it with new parts from our stores--Harness and horse power are vital in all-out war. NETS: We still have a few pairs of good leather rets os well as cord and combination fly sheets--buy these at the same time with a new harness--we received word these will be hard to get in season. COATS: We have a real lined sheepskin farm coat--just the thing for your Spring work. GRIESEMER LEATHER STORES BR1TT MASON CITY GARNER To The American Farmer Doing So Much to Help Win This War Prusia-Dillon Company Invite you to visit their store and see for yourself the HUGE STOCK of DEPENDABLE WORK CLOTHING -- Qua'ity you will recognize at a glance. . . . FOR THIS CLOTHING IS MADE BY LEE BIG SMITH SECURITY All old established proven lines. LEE Marched Pants Shirts Lee Overalls Security Jackets Big Smith Matched Pants fir Shirts *4 43 SUIT A Fine Line of BROWN BUILT WORK SHOES Just Arrived ,.98 P RUSIA /* DILLOUV/0 14 E. State 2nd Door East of 1st National Bank

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