The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 11, 1955 · Page 7
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February 11, 1955

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUINER NEWS PAGE SEVEN REVIEW ""FORECAST Irrigation Tests Show Corn Is One of Most Responsive of Crops The results from two corn Irrigation tests conducted by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Service at McCrcdie 'Field in Callaway County and Campbell Field in Dunklin County have been reported by Darnell Whitt, researchist for the cooperating agencies. As could be expected in such a growing season as 1£54, irrigation was the difference between a crop failure and good yields at the two locations. Several other interesting points were also evident, Whitt notes, and one of these was that despite high temperatures, pollination was satisfactory due to irrigation. The corn used In both tests was U. S. 523 W. At McCrcdie Field, ammonium nitrate was plowed down in April on Mexico silt loam, a claypan soil. One-half of the plots received 120 pounds of actual nitrogen an acre and the other half 240 pounds. In addition, 3-12-12 starter fertilizer was used at the rate of 160 pounds an acre at planting May 10, giving actual nitrogen rates of 125 and 245 pounds. Whitt calls attention to the fact that in the tests, smaller applications of nitrogen and lower planting rates proved to be the lost effective this year. However, this was a result of the abnormal, 1954 growing season when weather conditions and limitations of moisture and temperature did not permit the full utilization of the heavy nitrogen applications. Two different planting rates were used—7100 and 14,200 stalks an acre —on plots receiving the two rates of nitrogen application. Plots were irrigated three times at McCredle, July 2, 16, and 26, and received i total of 8.43 inches of water. According to Whitt, imirrlgated corn receiving 125 pounds of nitrogen and planted at the 7100 stalk rate, yielded only 3.5 bushels an acre while the Irrigated made 74 bushels under the same conditions. Corn planted at the high stalk rate and unirrigated made less than a bushel an acre and that which was irrigated made 69 bushels. Corn planted at the low stalk rate and receiving 245 pounds of nitrogen yielded 4 bushels without ir- irgation compared with 72 bushels with supplemental water. Where 24,200 stalks were planted with the high nitrogen rate, yields were leas than 1 bushel without water and 82 bushels with irrigation. Results from Campbell Field were much the same as those at McCredie, Whitt says. Plots were side dressed with ammonium nitrate to give actual nitrogen rates of 128 and 256 pounds an acre. Additional nitrogen from 300 pounds of 3-12-12 starter fertilizer boosted actual nitrogen figures to 137 and 265 pounds on the Dexter fine sandy loam soil. Corn was planted April 21 and was irrigated four times from June 22 to July 16 with a total, of 7.5 inches of water. Two different rates of planting were used 8700 and 17,400 stalks an acre. The unirrigated plots with the low nitrogen application and the low salk rate yielded 13 bushels an acre while the heavier planted plots yielded only 4 bushels. These same plots receiving irrigation yielded 54 and 48 bushels respectively. On the plots with the heavy nitrogen application and unirrigated, the lighter planting rate yielded 17 bushels and the heavier rate, 7 bushels. When Irrigated, the plots yielded 53 and 55 bushels respectively. Whitt says one conclusion that might be reached from these tests is that if high planting rates are to be used, ample nitrogen and ample water are needed. Keep Coof Handy— These weather maps give you the U. S. Weather Bureau's long-range forecast for February. It is not a specific forecast in the usual sense hut an estimate of the average rain or snowfall and temperatures for the period. EXPECTED PRECIPITATION Precipitation during February will exceed normal in states along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Subnormal amounts are expected in the midwest and the northwest. , n r<i •if. N NORMAL EXPECTED TEMPERATURES Temperatures during February will average below seasonal nor- mals over the eastern half of the U. S., with greatest departures in the Ohio Valley. Northwest will have above normal temperature. Educational Preparation TUCSON, Ariz. <VPj—A 15-year-old boy with a loaded .38-caIJber pistol in his waistband was removed from a high school class here by police. His explantion for carrying the gun: "A couple of those teachers were giving me a hard time." Blue Ribbon Hereford Sale Is Wednesday The Arkansas Polled Hereford . Assn' will hold it's Fourth annual Blue Ribbon Sale at Forrest City on Wednesday. Feb. 16th. The sale will be held at the St. Francis County Fair Grounds. About 100 animals have been consigned by members, but only the top 15 bulls and 45 belters will be , sold by Col. Shaw, the auctioner, " | after they have been judged by Joe . O'Bryan of Haittville, Kansas. Mr. O'Bryan is the largest Polled Hereford breeder in America, having registered more animals in 1954 than any other breeder. On Monday, M. P. "Hot" Moore of Senatobia, Miss., will hold his sale at his world famous Circle M Ranch at Polled Hereford Ass'n Show at Columbus, O., in 1954. Those wishing to do so can easily attend both sales. SWEET AS SUGAR "Candy" was chosen the grand champion steer at the American Royal Livestock show in Kansas City, Mo. The 12110-pound Btnck Angus Is shown with owners Mr and Mrs. Eugene Fasseit, of Alexis, III., and their children, Warren, 6, and Bonnie Joan, 11. very No Walkout SAN FRANCISCO (to — Golden Gate Bridge painters get a ride in a motorized cart when a day's work ends in the middle of the 4,200-foot span. Too far to walk to their parked cars. City Sponsors Sightseeing Tours PHOENIX. Ariz. f/B — City officials believe Phoenix Is the only municipality in the United States sponsoring sightseeing and historical tours. Louis Messinger of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department suggested formation of the Visitors Club a year and a half ago. He started it as a hobby. Now it is a regular organization sponsored New Soils Bulletin Published by University FAYETTEVILLE—Data compiled , from research conducted for 18 years Imve made passible a new I bulletin on soil conservation by the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station. Entitled "Effect of Rainfall Characteristics and Soil Management Practices on Soil and Water Losses in Northwest Arkansas." the bulletin contains the final report on the research into this major problem of the state. Experiments were conducted to determine the effect of cropping and cultural practices on soil and Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B OOLIMAN County Home Demonstration Agent Personality Personality is one of the import- .nt 4-H projects. Almost all the ;irls are working on it this year. Personality is you and you may be : able to improve. j Appearance Is your message to 1 the world; what does your appear- : ance tell? You can tell the world that you are happy, healthy, and. good looking; or you can go around with a long face, unhappy, and criticize everything and .everybody. Do you go about from day to day meeting people and making friends? It is often the little things that spoil the appearance. How you sit, stand, and walk gives one kind of Impression; the way clothes look on you may give another. How well you get along with the other members of your family, your friends, and your classmates is another message to the world. The manner and courtesies displayed in your daily living might be another message. How many times do you look yourself over-carefully front and back, from top to toe in a full length mirror? When you glance in the store window when passing, what does your reflection tell? There is no time like the present to check on yourself, not only from the outside but also inwardly. Sc^ne noticeable appearances are your posture, personal grooming, habits of cleanliness, properly selected clothing for the occassion, daily manners, courtesies, and friendly attitude. It is difficult for us to see ourselves as other do. So. it is along the city . these lines that everyone needs to Visitors are taken on weekly j work and think together to make tours to points of interest. Mes-|trieir appearances and manner ac- singer goes along as guide and ceptabie and pleasing. Rusty Water To overcome rust in the water a problem common to many ped with magnesium electrodes. A possible solution, if rust occurs in both hot and cold water, is to install equipment designed to aerate and filter the water. Or, where a difficult iron problem exists, rust can often be over come by the installation of a commercial iron remover unit. Any one of these solutions calls for a considerable investment. That's why it is usually economical in the long run to call in an expert' and have a proper analysis of your problem before you take steps to remedy it. It's Time To 1. Apply dormat spray on apples and peaches during the first period of fair, warm weather. 2. Do a home inventory and make a net worth statement for the family. 3. Start making plans for the early garden. Some vegetables can be planted now such as onions, english ^eas, Irish potatoes, radishes, spinach, swiss chard and turnips. narrator. Each tour Is limited to 30 persons in a city bus. One of the features of the tours is a picnic with food and coffee supplied by | farm(fant j. s^" 1 * 8 " *am»|es the Parks Department and pre- """ "'-<•"» •»-—•"• pared over a camp fire in the desert. Although most of those making the tours are visitors from other states, there is one Phoenix couple who takes nearly every trip. Mr. and Mrs. William Haine, who came it is essential first to determine the cause of the trouble. Rust can be caused by several different types of water and different conditions. Rust that appears only in the hot water system can probably be overcome by replacing corroded piping A supernova is an exceptionally bright star that suddenly flares brilliantly. It usually fades rapidly. IT PAYS TO RAISE 'EM RIGHT,. water losses. Rainfall characters-, tics u'ere also studied in relation ] to soil and water losses. '• The experiments were conducted on Newtonia silt loam soil with a 6 per cent slope at the Main Experiment Station, by Dr. R. P. Bartholomew of the Department of Agronomy. Records revealed Lhat the largest amount of prescription in any one quarter came in the second quarter of each year. This is the period of seed bed preparation. Intense precipitation occurred frequently, with an intensity of one-tenth inch or more during five minutes noted in 36 per cent of the 1,045 rainfall periods. That rate of intensity was recorded for as long as 60 minutes in 34 periods. Nearly all rains with an intensity of one- tenth inch for five minutes caused runoff. The amount of runoff was affected by the intensity and amount oi precipitation ,the amount of moisture in the soil, the crops being grown, and the management of the soil. Largest runoff losses of water were recorded from unplowed and unprotected soil. Close growing vegetation, cover crops of vetch and oats, and hay crops effective in reducing runoff losses. Especially effective were Bermuda sod and crop rotations. Soil losses were in general related to water losses. For unplowed, unprotected soils, losses were large from the beginning and continued consistently so. The average loss of 38 tons per here originally from the East, and with copper tubing and installing became acquainted on one of the j glass-lined hot - water tank eqmp- first trips. They continued to take the trips. Last February they were married. PURINA CHICK STARTENA IS MICRO-MIXED to help keep 'em healthy and growing Feeders Supply Co. 513 E. Slain Ph. 3-34411 YOU BET THEY LAST! —Guaranteed Work— We make your old fires like new— at a fraction of new tire cost! BURNETT'S ROYAL TIRE SERVICE S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-8662 Greatest earthquake ever , recorded was one in Assam, India, on August 15, 1950. TRI-STATE ABERDEEN ANGUS SHOW & SALE SHELBY COUNTY PENAL FARM, MEMPHIS, Tenn. . Friday, February 25 51 FEMALES—10 BULLS Good foundation stock will be offered In this sale. Animals consigned by breeders of Arkansas, Mississippi and West Tennessee. SPECIAL ATTRACTION: FREE REGISTERED HEIFER to be given as ATTENDANCE PRIZE. Plan now to attend this show and sale. 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Persons interested in this bulletin can obtain single copies, frea of charge, from local county Extension agents or directly from the Bulletin Room, University of Arkansas, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Payetevllle. Thee should ask for Bulletin 548, "Effect of Rainfall Characteristics and Soil Management Practices on Soil and Water Losses in Northwest Arkansas." Prevent Soil Acidity CYANAMID SUPPLIES LIME AND 20% LONG-LASTING NITROGEN IN ONE APPLICATION In each ton of Cyanamid there is a one-ton equivalent of ground limestone to neutralize soil acidity and supply calcium. Cyanamid put out now will supply nitrogen right through to harvest I Cyanamid . also helps I fast rotting of I crop residues I ... builds soil humus. Delta Farmers Have Proved that Cyanamid It AGRICULTURE'S MOST USEFUL FORM OF NITROGEN C«»/YourD«af»f... Order Now u(uia/iu ' COMPANY •^^^_L» •PI^RfJ P lllth lick,

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