The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1955 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 11, 1955
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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUEIER NEWS PAGE PTVE REVIEW -•> FORECAST Cross-Plowing Doesn't Always Pay, Tests Show By H. II. CARTER AssisliuH Counly Agent Results of a cross-plowing demonstration conducted in 1954 by Glen Cook of Deli should be of interest to farmers considering the possibilities of cross-plowing in reducing chopping and hoeing costs of cotton this spring. Mr. Cook's demons i rat ion consisted of a comparison of 22 acres of cotton cross-plowed on 38- inch centers, with 29 acres of hand-chopped cotton in the same field. The hand - thinned cotton received seven shallow cultivations with regular .sweeps. It wus '. chopped three times at a cost of' $8.47 per acre. The crass-plowed cotton wa.s cultivated seven times and cross-plowed an additional three times, all with Pledger blades. It was hoed twice for a cost of J3.71 per acre. No hand-thinning of hills was done in lhe cross plowed cotton. With an estimated cost of $1.50 per acre .for the three extra cross- plowing operations, cross-plowing in this demonstration can be credited J with' reducing hoeing costs by $3.26 i per acre, or by approximately 40 per j cent. The per acre yield for .the hand- thinned cotton was 701 pounds of lint compared to G33 pounds for the cross-plowed cotton, a difference of 68 pounds. When the difference in income and eoslb wore considered, the hand thinned cotton had a net profit advantage of $15.79 per acre over the cross^plowed cotton, in this i. . i- stration with Experiment Station spacing tests conducted at Osceola in 1953 and 1954 is of interest. In the 1954 Osceola tests, the per acre yield of cotton cross-plowed on \ 38-inch centers. 1 to 5 plants per hill was 730 pounds of lint. (This is an average of two varieties, Fox and DPL 15.» On cotton hand chopped in the normal manner, the yield was 795 pounds. This is a difference of 65 j • pounds in favor of Lhe hand-thinned cotton as compared to 68 pounds in the Cook demonstration. There was no essential difference in yield between cross-plowed and hand-chopped cotton in the Osceola tests in 1953. The cross-plowed cotton averaged 771 pounds of lint per acre compared to 756 pounds for hand chopped cotton. The cross-plowed plots were later in maturity in the.Osceola test.i in 1954. with Fox being affected more ! than DPL 15, I was not affected -'ynifi- ; cantly by cros-s-plowii._ in 1953. Farm States to Get Rain The wea:her maps below give you the U. S. Weather Bureau's long-range forecast for March. It is not a specific forecast in the usual sense out an ESTIMATE of the average rain or snowfall for ihe period. EXPECTED PRECIPITATION Precipitation during March will t>f above normal west of in* Continental Divide and in lhe central plains, but subnormal in upper lake region and northern New England, as well aa the southeast portion of ftit country. EXPECTED TEMPERATURES Temperatures for March Mill bt below seasonal normals over thr far wMi And northern thin) vf V. S. /ihovt indieat»ti for aoulhtro half of l : . S- cast ot the Ct»nltfienUI Uiviifee, with trcatfjsi dtrpartures in Texas. Grain Storage Shows Increase 30 Percent Rise In Facilities In Three Years WASHINGTON W>N- The Agriculture Department said today there! has been approximately a 30 per! cent increase in the last three j years in commercial storage for the nation's grain supplies. R said such Facilities are capable of storing 2.R19.815.000 bushels! of grain, or 643,873.000 bushels more : than in 1951. j These figures did not include fa- j cilities on farms, or the govern- i ment's own facilities with a 830- i million~bushel capacity. I The department .said, however. | that, there remain areas where storage of grain continues to pre- Democrats Set to Push For Rigid Supports WASHINGTON W — Demouratic party lenders may decide within a few days whether to push in the senate a move to re-esiablish high level farm price supports. The House Agriculture Committee approved Tuesday a bill which would repeal flexible price provisions of the new GOP farm program and restore 90 per cent sup- .sent problems, particularly m years when harvests are large or when carryover supplies are high. Kansas has taken the lead in statewide storage- capacity with a total Of 332,470,000 bushek, an in- crea.sfe of 125,522.000 since 1951. Texas, leading stale in a 1951 survey, dropped to second place with an estimated 289,962,000-bushel capacity. Other lending states include lili- nois with 224.697,000-bushel capacity. Minnesota with 212.230,000, and California with 144,104.000. port levels for major crops. Speaker Ray burn iD-Texi promised an curly House vote on the measure Meanwhile, "Democrats in the Senate who favor return by high .supports have been conferring on means of getting the Senate Agriculture Committee to work on legislation similar to that in the House, Chairman Ellender iD-Lai the Senate committee has indicated he believes no move should be made by congress this year to repeal flexible supports. He would wait until next year's session of Congress—a delay which he says would, give Congress H chance to see how flexible supports work this year., .several farm state Democratic .senators who face iiglm for re-election next year are known to be prcssinp the Senate Democratic leadership for action on price supports. Need a new spring-tooth harrow? Remember, you can't beat a John Deere for quality construction and dependable good work behind your tractor. Best ol all, you can choose the size that best fits your power, made up of 3- or 4-foot sections, with lover control, trip-rope control, or the new remote-cylinder hydraulic control. If your tractor has 3-point hitch, we can furnish the John Deere Spring-Tooth Harrow in 8-foot width, all ready to hook up, pick up, and go to work. Hydraulic control raise* it to clear Irash, etc. These are the harrows that for many y«ar§ have led the field in modern design, ease of handling, wide adaptability, ample shoe area, choice ol tooth-types and cutting widths, clearance, and good penetration—a deniable, over-all balance of good feature*. Com* in and talk harrow with us. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-4434 ^fa; JOHN DEERE Dealer/*? QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT Toxic Insecticides May J5e Safe When They're Handled Right COLUMBIA, Mo.— "Since new In- . sible and that continuous exposure secticidcs are always subject to sus- ] need not necessarily result in harm- picion, some doubt and confusion i iu) effects when proper precautions still exists concerning the safe us« arc observed. of these substances," Dr. PranK According to Princi. five general Princi said nere today. | ''"'f-'S K'ii! greatly reduce the ha- Princi, associated with the Ket- ! f '* «•"»* may exist ir ,ihe riand- tcrlng Laboratory at the University ' ''"B °f »' insecticides. These rules of Cincinnati, was addressing the : »'* »" foltows. Aerial Applicators Short Course °«« - "'cry worker who is ex- rancluded here todav ! posed to any " 15 ™t!cide or any po- conciuded neie today. temlally dangerous substance Others appearing on todays short ; stlould ba(he dally and should Wilsh . , 0(f any malerla | which ,,, s on lh course program were RusselJ Larson, agricultural engineer for | fi ,i n the United States Department of| Agriculture. Washington, D. C., : li "" ! Lare Neal E. Shnfer of the University ' v -° — cai-e should be taken not of Nebraska agronomy depart- i 10 »i\u>le any of the materials to ment, and Arthur Gieser, a mem-|™ c " lhe person is likely to be ex- ber of USDA's plant pest control | P»sed. Under some conditions branch. "Regardless of the actual or inherent danger of any material, doubt and confusion will continue as long as there is a lack of understanding of the methods ol use and ignorance of the potentials of the! oT'the substance," Princi continued. j f i ucet j re.spiraiors may be necessary. Three — clean clothing should be worn d.'iiJy. Four — an operator should never return to the job of applying materials when any symptoms of ill- exist regardless of the cause whether it be pro- by insecticides or by any Small Rise Seen for Beans Steady to Higher Forecast for Spring Soybean prices are likely to remain steady to slightly higher for ihe next 60 days. On the first of he year, 11 million bushels of soybeans were stored on farms in the state. This amounts to 41 percent of the 1954 production, says J..M. Ragsdale, University of Missouri extension marketing specialist. Prices for the past 60 days have fluctuated within n narrow ranee from $2.60 to $2.70 a busheJ HI most country points. Around 28 million bushels of soy- >eans were exported during the 'irst three months of the current narketing- season — October to December, This is a 4.5 million bushels more than for the same period a year ago. ; Thus, the first quarter gets ex- ; jorts off well ahead of last year| vhen the total reached slightly '. more than 40 million bushels. Mar-' ;etlng officials estimate that the 50 million bushel exports which were originally forecast might be • expected. This is. of course, pro-' vided that the foreign demand for United States soybeans remains strong and that domestic prices stay under $3 a bushel. Ragsdale \ explains. - i Despite the absence of precise j other agent. knowledge concerning insecticides, I Five — if. during the application, lie said that continuous studies of • of any of these compounds, loss of workers who manufacture, formu- > weight, los.s of appetite, nausea, or late, anb use the materials have. vomiting develops, the worker shown that safe handling is pos- i should be seen by a doctor even ! though his work,may have no rela- ' tionnhip to his symptoms. In his talk. Neal E. Shafer gave a report on -experiments in the use . of aircraft in agriculture- as con! ducted in his home state. Nebraska : is one of the few slates currently I carrying an active research pro| gram in this field. Advantages The ail-plane has certain distinct : advantages of speed, timeliness.' j and accessibility which make it es- /peciHlJy .suited for certain agricul-: iural jobs." Shafer noted. "It is ! especially suited for the application ; of agricultural chemicals on grow-! ijng crop.^ where large acreages! j must he treated in a .short time." i Some of lhe possibilities cited by ' Shafer .recording the use of air". craft were weed control in small '. grain and in corn after (asseling: | application of fungicides to control ? wheat stem rust: insecticide appli-• l cation to control corn root worm. •corn borer, grasshoppers, and Ie•• game crop insects; and the appli- ' cation of a large number of insec- tinder and fungicides to control ' ; disease and insect damage in fruit ; orchards. ; He also noted that aircraft can. ; be used effectively in the herbi-! cidial control of brush on pasture, and ranpeland and for clearing bot- torn land. : Other uses listed by Shafer ln- eluded the application of fertilizers; — both granular and liquid; application of chemical defoliants to aid m drying .seed crops and for summer fallow: and the aerial seeding 0 [ legumes and other forage plants. Memphis Is Site Oi Gin Meeting Arkansas-Missouri And Tennessee Groups Meet Jointly Ginners of the state will gather i in Memphis on March 14, 15 and ; 16 to attend the joint annual con- i vcntiorts of the Arkansas-Missouri j and Tennessee Dinners Associa- ! lion. i Keynote speaker of the meeting ! will be Harold A. Young, North I Little Rock, former Chairman of ! the Board of the National Cotton i Council, who will address the group I Monday, March 14 to 11:15 a.m. j Preceding Mr. Young on the first ! day's program will be a panel dis- ; cu.ssion of mutual cotton problems • by representatives of the various segments of the cotton industry. '' Members of the panel are: Don| aid P. Mitchell, John E. Mitchell 1 Co., Dallas, Texas. Moderator; Rob• ert Patterson, Trenton Cotton Oil ; Co..' Trenton, Tenn.: Joe L. Delany, \ Joanna Cotton Mills Co., Joanna, S. C.; Charles Manly, Federal Com;, Co., West Memphis, Ark.: E, ' J. Cure, President, Arkansas-Missouri Cotton Trade Association. ; Blytheville, Ark.; Homer Greene, ; Allen-Davis Gin Co., Matthews, ; Mo.: and Max Miller, Jr., Farmer, I Marianna, Ark. • Another Panel : The second day oi the three-day i meet will feature a panel discus| sion on the technical problems, of ! gin operation with emphasis on the I ever-growing problem of ginning , roughly harvested cotton. Members of thi., panel are: J. Ritchie Smith, ivacional Cotton Council, Memphis, Moderator; Run- yan Deere, Arkansas Extension Cotton Specialist, Little Rock, Ark.; John Ross, Economist, U. S. D. A., Stoneville,; Charles A. Bennett, Senior Engineer, U. S. D, A., Stoneville, Miss.; Charles Merkel, Engineer-in-Charge, U. S. D. A., Stoneville., Miss.; George Pfieflen- burger, National Cotton Council, Memphis, Tenn, Harvesting and handling, .seed cotton storage, ginning and packaging will be covered thoroughly by these experts. The Fourth Annual Micfeouth Gin ! Supply Exhibit, which features CO i extensive and elaborate exhibits ot ;! ginning machinery and supplier, i will be open In the afternoon of the i first two days and the morning ol Wednesday. March 16th. Headquarters for the glnners will be the Pea body Hotel where social activities and business .sessions of the associations will be held. Entertainment features includa a rm-ptioa and a style show-luncheon for the ladies, and a buffet supper «nd a bunquet for all in attendance. Power Mowers and Aluminum Screens at • New Low Prices. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Phone 3-4551 EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 FARMERS ATTENTION SAVE UP TO SI PER BL'SHEr, ON WHOLESALE SOYBEAN PLANT SEED Certified Dorman and Ogden, cleaned and sacked. New 2-bush- e! bags. Qualified lab test for germination and purity. Call . . WALLACE BROTHERS Gideon. Mo. Phone 8-3313 iKt Farmal Jurt bock . . . click! . . , and go! You hitch of switch big implement! * with Foit-Hitch . . . . 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