The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 4, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 4, 1955
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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE R El/IEW -p FORECAST NEW GRASS — Loy Welch of Blythevllle and try the Zoysia grass after University officials said L. B. Williams examine a fabulous Zoysia grass the grass was well adapted to this area Mr. Wil- sod on Mr. Williams' lawn in the Cole Ridge Com- liams said he will sell some of his grass to let muniiy." This sod will be two years old in April. others try it in this area. Local county agents encouraged Mr. Williams to New Grass Variety Will Be Ideal If You Can Get a Stand Aerial Applicators Here Experts in Talks COLUMBIA, Mo. — "Aerial application is now a big business," John F. Neace, manager of the Marsh Aviation Company, Phoenix, Ariz,, told the Aerial A p p 1 .i c a to r s Short Course currently in session at the University of Missouri. And as aerial applicators, we have to recognize what is wrong vuth our methods and practices," he told the more than 100 aerial applicators attending the event sponsored by the College of Agriculture. Included in the advice Neace gave the applicators in a blistering talk was that they should quit cutting each other's throats for exist- ng business and go out and get lew business — plenty being available, he noted. Also, he advised the applicators to organize into a solid group so that they would be recognized as such and not as separate individuals. Among the facts Neace cited to give proof that aerial application was no longer a small business was the fact that the 5,000 agricultural aircraft in the' United States flew 772,000 hours in 1954 and that this total was 32 percent of the, time that all scheduled airlines flew year. He also noted that one out of every 12 acres in this country was treated by aircraft last year. About Like Commercial Lines To those who think that aerial application m ;< cian^uruus, Nc'itce :i;iid only one iieriiit applicator \v;i>, killed lor every 15,000 flying .hours. While this I i^u re luri-d-: improving, IH; .si*id that it wasn't too bittl of a record when considering that commercial airlines lost a life for every 20,000 flying hours. Appearing with Ntitci.- on the morning program was Alfred Hotf- mun, lc-{.'al cuunscl lor the Missouri Fanners A.^oenition. He advi.-vi.-rt the applicator on the legal aspects of aerial application from the standpoint of the applicator, the hirmer, and the manufacturer. The aHeruoon program arranged for the aerial applicators was regarding agricultural chemical recommendations fur 1955. Members of the station and extension siait.s of the College ol Agriculture gave the recornmeiKh- lions and told the applicators how they could use them to advamaue in their business. appearing on the afternoon's program were Hale Fletch- aJI, University field crops department. Ros ;i Pleetwuod and Bill Murphy, extension field crops specialists. John Falloon, extension .soils specialist, and Stirling Kyd, e:'.tension entomologist. Fletchall told the applicators that the only chemical now recommended for general weed control in corn .-.i- 1 and small yrains in Missouri is , He mentioned thai the srtale:,! need for aerial weed control m cultivated crops arose from poor weather conditions wlit-n farmers could not get into fields. Also, .spraying in small grains is practical except when damage to legumes seeded in the small grains outweighs the weed control bene- flls. Fleetwood spoke on brush and \veed control in pastures. Accord- in» to him, they materially reduce the quality and quantity of pasture produced and that aerial applicators could find work in this field The greatest use of defoliation is made in the cottoir regions of Mis- ;.iouri. Murphy told those in attendance and the material giving the I best results in this case is calcium , cyanamid. 1 Dc-folnun.s will be used more rea- u!;iriv as mechanical cotton picking increases and as a correspond• ing need for an early harvest , arises. i Dessicants, or p r e - h a r v e s t sprays, will be most often used OP. 'soybeans. Murphy continued. i And, this is mostly a matter of ' weed control, drying up weeds and ! grass that would delay harvesting. i FiUloon's portion of the program 1 was devoted to the aerial applica- , lion of fertilizers. He said that ni- 1 troy en application ,is tiie most soils either naturally high in phosphate and potash or where these nutrients have been applied in other fertilizers. promising at this time to aerial op-i Kyd's talk referred the applt- eriUors. j ;ttors to general insect control And its use should be limited to j recommendations for 1955. SORE STRAINED MUSCLES Need BOB'S GYPSY RUB LINIMENT COMING SOON Bob Logan Announces a Beautiful New Porcelain Enamel Texaco Service Station Now Under Construction (Station WUI Be Leased Locally) at the Corner of Ash and Division Tour With Texaco ... Let us heat your home and power your farm or early summer when most gras- sen are growing vigorously. 3. Each piece should be well set and the soil firmed about the roots. : The lenves of the sprigs should be' left ' uncovered. Zoysia grass is killed when completely covered with soil, 4. Frequent watering for the, i first two or three weeks after set-; • tine is helpful in getting the Zoysia March 10 SeMo Soil Filing Date Nominations Received For Soil District Supervisors Murch 10 the final date for turning in U) the Soil District Office in _ the Armory at CuruiherhviHc nomi- j lished. are: By » H. CARTER, Assistant County Agunt Since its comparatively recent introduction into this country by the United States Department of Agriculture, Zoysia has become a- very to take root. to establish a yooc The yniss Is established by sod. „..._.„, ^.j. u .. ._.„ Because of the slowness in growth, papular IHWH grass for the South. Zoysia .sprlys should be placed The Alabama experiment station reports it is probably the best grass that has been found for that state, Zoysia is winter hardy over all the state of Arkansas, according to L. H. Burton, extension horticulturist. Advantages, reported by agricultural authorities that make a Zoy- sia 3awn so popular, once estab- 1. Zoysia makes a beautiful, tight, petitions for .supervisors fui (he Soil District of County. Thohe who have been nominated by the nominating committee > - et up by the local boiirci are a.s follows: ) 2. It will grow on almost any but .. - _,,. , „. .,._-, ... the wettest of soil. 3. Unlike Bermuda, Zoysia will a row well, in the shade as well as in the .sun. 4. Since it does not produce .seed, it will not become a pest as does Bermuda. Zoysia can be removed easily Iroin flower beds and vegetable gardens when it spreads to them, 5. A well established Zoysia lawn is comparatively free of weeds. It crowds out weeds and other eras- 5. If weeds appear In a newly set establishment is slow and requires lawn in any great quantity, one of considerable: work and-care for sue-1 the weed killers may be applied, cess. It requires about two years Follow instructions carefully if HOT DOGS Deliciously Seasoned Our Chili and Chopped Onions Take Home Sack with R stu U for i KREAM KASTLE DWE-IN rather ihicklj in continuous rows used. 6. Since other grasses and weeds »row faster than Zoysia, irequent mowing is desirable until :i turf is established. The mower should be spaced only 6 to 12 inches apart. j set high, however, a full 2 inches. The grass is .sold by the square j 1. In the case of new lawns, ni- yard of turf. The usual cost is] trogen applications and watering around S3 per square yard and one | during the growing season for the yard will set from 2s"to 60 square! first year or two will generally re- yards of lawn area. • j suit in faster* coverage. The following recommendations | To see a wonderful demonstra- will increase the chances cessful establishment: 1. On new lawns, a well pulver- | ized seedbed should be prepared soft, compact turf with a texture] before sprigging if the area is wa-i about the same as that of Kentucky terlogged duriticr a portion of the i H. P. Till, Wllhirci Gradford and Coleman Burgess for Area ) which includes Ljttle River, Godair, Butler, Concord, Gnyoso and Organ Townships. Wesley ShnukT, Slur McDiink-l ami Frank bom: .Jr.. for Area II which includrs Pitscola. Hayu and BrnRK.ulncif) Townships. H. A. Boone. Hitrry Pcathcrston and R. L. Diinaviint Jr.. for Area III which includes Little Prairie and Pomiscot Townships pori year, grading, leveling and proper drainage should be established, Don't Cover '2. Sodding is best done in spring of sue- tion in the successful establish-: merit of a Zoysia lawn, drive by; L. V. Williams in the Cole Ridge j Community. To get to Mr. Williams' from i Blytheville. take Highway 18 west 'to the Wagon Wheel Road. Mr. Williams lives about 1' j miles south of Highway 18 on this road. 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In order to make numnmtum.s by petition it will be necessary to se- | cure iii, leiiht lif> signatures of farm . O\VIKT.\ or tho^e. uho have power of , attorney on a farm, within the area ' from Which nominal iuii.s are re- , ceived. The petition forms may be j secured at the Soil District. Office. : Tho^e nominated for supervisors must have been taxpayers within j the Soil District of PemLscot County ; fro at least the past two years. • must reside and own or have power \ of attorney on a farm in the area ] for which they are nominated. ! fi. Zoysia, like Bermuda, is drought tolerant. 7. Zoysia starts growth a little earlier in the sprinp, and remains green longer than does Bermuda. 8, Zoysia grows slowly and only 3 or 4 inches tall. As a result it does not have to be mowed often. Hard Work j Although a well established Zoy- j sia lawn is something to be envied, I FUEL OIL G. 0. 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