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PAGE TETf BtTTHEYILLl (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1955 REVIEW- FORECAST For Soybeans, Moon and Plant Forget by Sun By H, M. CARTER Assistant County Agent There may not be anything to "planting potatoes by the moon", but research shows that soybeans should be "planted by the sun". The best planting date for soybeans in the southern states appears to be that date after the day length reaches or exceeds 14 '/ a hours and When the minimum soil temperature attains 65 degrees F. This is the conclusion drawn by the U.S.D.A. from a tlmc-of-pliinl- ing study conducted at Stoneviile, Miss., for. the three-year period 1949-51. Results from a similar study .made in Florida are in agreement with conclusions drawn at Stoneville. Planting under the above condl tions of day length and soil temperature resulted In higher seed yields, more rapid emergence, more rapid, taller and wider plant growth, and produced better seed quality than earlier planting. The soybean has long been recognized as a plant very sensitive to day length. So, when adapted southern varieties are planted too early they are foroed into early flowering by trie short days of the spring, instead of being forced into flowering and fruiting by the shorter days in the later summer. Lower Yields Early flowering limits vegetative growth and results In lower seed yields. Most farmers have planted one variety of beans on two dates, mayb* 30 days, apart, then see both fields mature within three or four days of each other. .Again, it's that day length factor In the fall that forces fruiting nnd maturity regardless of age and size of the plants at that time. At Sloneville a clay length of 14 '/a hours is reached in early May, approximately May 6. .At this time minimum soil temperatures are above 65 and suitable for planting soybeans. The following table shows Hie average seed yield for four varieties of soybeans planted nt 10-day Intervals at Stoneville, 1940-51. Daie of Koan- OR- S- Wn- PUntinff nhe den 100 bash April 10 3fi 40 33 28 May 1 43 43 34 31 May 10 42 41 29 20 May 20 41 3fl 30 28 June 1 38 35 '11 23 June 30 3fi 33 23 21 It will be noted that early May planting gave the highest yields for all varieties. For the three-year period, four varieties averaged 50 percent more vegetative growth at 42 days after emergence when planted May 10 than when planted April 10. It'll be Wet, Man Says The weather maps below give you the U. S. Woather Bureau's long-range forecast for April. It is not a specific forecast In the usual sense, but an ESTIMATE of the average rain or snowfall for the period. MUCH ABOVE NORMAL AlOVf NORMAL NEAt NORMAL IILOW NORMAL MUCH mow NOIMAL EXPECTED TEMPERATURES Temperatures durln» April will averalt below leuonal normal* cut al Inn Appalachians and over, the southern h»lf of the nation from TexM eastward. fXPlCUD PRECIPITATION Precipitation In April I* expected to be above normal over the noutliern third of the country, above normal In central third. One of the pmcLlcal advantages of rapid emergence and more rap- Id ciu'ly srowth \K In weed control. All varieties . produced better seed quality from May plantings ihan from April plantings. LPNK Kffwrts U will also bo noticed in the tii- blu that the inter mnturlng varieties, fto.inokc and O^den, showed less reduction In benn yield from lute plantiiiMS thnn did the curlier maturing varieties, S-100 nnd Wall UK... Consequently, the Ogden and oilier similar ma luring varieties are better adapted for late plant- for a wonderful start . . . baby your chicks the only feed that's MICRO-MIXED with bnby formula care. ' Use Purina Health Aids to help you keep your chicks healthy and growing fast. FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Alain Ph. 3-3.M1 ••v.v Ings Hum are the early maturing, short-season varieties such as S- 100. Application to County The further norlh I he locution, the earlier (he dale at which day length reaches 14 \ 2 hours in the sprint:. For example, this approximate dale In southern Florida Is June 10; lit southern Louisiana, May 16; in Stoneville, Mississippi, May 5; and in Norlh Mississippi County, Arkansas. April 25. This Is a suit of the inclination of the North Pole Inward the snn during the summer in the northern hemisphere However, minimum soil temperatures are not likely to average BS degrees F In North Mississippi County prior to May 1. Considering only the I actors of day length and soil temperature, the Mississippi study indicates that early May might be an optimum planting date for soybeans In North Mississippi County. However, n third factor, moisture, should be considered in determining . planting dale for soybeans 1" North Mississippi County, especially on gumbo soils. Rainfall Kenerally becomes more erratic as spring advances. Consequently, later plantings may be more hazardous from the standpoint of obtaining stands and securing moisture lor vegetative growth. Maloch Says Mississippi County has much to gain by growing a superior variety of cotton. Until five years ago, 90 percent of all cotton grown in south Mississippi County aws D&PL 15. We have a mixture now of about 70 percent D&PL 15. and the other 30 percent made up of Fox, Hale, D&PL, Delfos, Stoneviile 2B, Ar- kot, Cokera, Highbred, Lone Star and others. The table below lists the year and the staple length in percent of the total production In South Mississippi County for each length from 1 Inch through l'/ n inches, 1 1-1/32 1-1/16 1-3/32 !',« By D. V. MALOCH County Agent 10 1949 1950 1S51 1952 1953 1954 As you wl figures the 1ft 21 5 4 6.8 15 48 50 57 50 & 55 40'/ 2 21 20 17 6 14 3 I note from the above percentage of cotton l-3/32or above has dropped from an average of 23 percent in 1948, 59, and 51, to 8 percent in 1952, 53, and 54. A corresponding increase Is found In the 1-1/312 inch and below during the 1052-54 period with a high of 16 percent in 1954 of 1 inch cottons. In 1954. Missouri produced 54 percent of the crop 1-1/18 or better. South Mississippi County grew 44 percent 1-1/16 inch or better. Which for 1055? There are a number of good cottons to grow, but one variety .should be adopted for a community. Staple length is a factor in determining the best variety to grow. D&PL 15 has a high gin turn-out, above average staple length, is more vertlclllum wilt tolerant than other good varieties of cotton, has low .seedling vigor, average storm resistance and continues to grow and make late into the fall. Deltaplne Fox Is a semi dwarf type cotton, H slightly shorter staple length than D&PL. 15, lacks storm resistance, cuts out early, slightly earlier ihan D&PL 15, produces reasonably good crop on most yenrs, but has a lower gin turn out than 15. Delfos 9160 is a new strain of cotton that fins a little longer staple thnn D&PL 15, good seedling vigor, lower gin turn out than DfcPU 15. when properly fertilized it is easy to pick, has a belter than average boll siv.e. Stoneville 2B Is grown mostly on sandy type soil. It has R good boll size, low gin turn out. good seedling vigor, lower tolerance to ver- tlclllum wilt Hum DfcPL 15. Hide D&PL.-33 selection Is a high producer with a shorter staple than D&PL15. U has mode n good record nt a number of the Experiment Slat ions. Hale D&PL-33 grows In Her with less branching than most of the other good cottons. Bobshaw is a good producing col- ton wllh only a limited acreage In this area. It has good seedling vigor, good production, ranks below D&PL-15 in verticillum wilt tolerance. The gin turn out is below DAPL-15. Soybean* This year will be a good time for South Mississippi farmers to t ry oti t some rose n rch ide n s on soybean production that have been determined by the extensive research over a period of years. Suggestions listed below art 1 based on research on soybean production til the Arkansas Experiment Stations nnd the Delta Station at Stoneville. Miss. Time of Planting: Plant soybeans utter cotton is planted. In general, best results will be obtained from plantings made between April 25 and May 25. In studies including varieties maturing at different dates, all have given higher seed yields when planted during May than when planted in early April. Seed harvested from these varieties planted during May has been of superior quality to that from April plantings. AH varieties make more rapid growth when planted after soil is warm than when planted in cold soil. Comparative studies show that varieties planted April 10 and April 20 have made only 60 percent as much growth six weeks after emergence as when planted later. Rapid growth Is of considerable value in weed control. Depth of Planting Planting depth should be regulated by moisture supply in the soil. On sandy loam soils plant as shallow as possible and yet place seed in moist soil. Approximately 1 inch depth is excellent, unless soil Is dry. If packer wheels on the planter do not leave soil firm, cultipack immediately after planting. On heavy clay soils plant about 2'/ 2 inches deep If planting is delayed until after May 1. If soil must be disced to destroy winter weeds, delay planting until after a rain nnd plant without further land preparation, placing seed in moist soil. A cultivator mounted on the front of a tractor having a rear- mounted planter with a sweep placed over the row, appears to give good seed bed preparation. Excellent stands have been obtained by using a double disc opener rather than the conventional sword opener. The double disc opener permits deep placement of seed in firm, moist clay soil. Rate of Planting With varieties such as Dormon, Ogden, Lee, Roanoke or Jackson, when planted in 36-Inch to 40-inch rows, 45 to 75 pounds of seed will be required per acre. If the seed bed Is rough and poorly prepared, plant at a slightly heavier rate. Row Widths No yield advantage can be expected under most conditions in the Delta from planting adapted varieties in rows closer than conventional 36 to 40-inch rows. Although row middles will be shaded earlier In narrow rows, more lodging Is encountered. Four 36-Inch or 38-inch rows can be handled with greater case with a 12- foot combine thnn four 40-inch rows. Cultivation The main purpose of cultivation is to control weeds and consequently, should be only deep enough to destroy weeds. When using regular cultivating equipment, set as close to row as possible for first cultivation. The rotary hoe does an excellent job while beans are small. If land is heavily infested wtih Johnson grass, plant small grain after soybeans are harvested. Summer fallow the next year after grain Is harvested to destroy Johnson grass. Effective Worming Practice Told Sodium fluoride is the most effective drug in worming pigs for round worms. Experiments have shown that sodium fluoride will remove about 95 percent of the round worms, says Keith Bilbrey, county agent. Hogs may be wormed at any age, however, all pigs should be wormed about two weeks after they are weaned even though they show no outward signs of beinf? wormy. Another treatment four to six weeks later may De necessary if pigs are heavily Infested with worms, Mr. Bilbrey said. The new commercial tinted sodium fluoride, found at most drug stores in a powdered form, may be mixed with dry ground feed in the ratio of one pound of sodium fluoride to 100 pounds »f feed. Pigs should be given free access to this feed for a 24 hour period, according to Mr. Bilbrey. If pigs are not accustomed to eating dry ground feed, they should be fed such a ration for a couple of days before starting the treatment. Do not feed the medicated feed as « slop because sodium fluoride is poisonous and some pigs may get too strong a dose. "Pigs should not be starved before the treatment," Mr. Bilbrey said, "and should have free access to plenty of drinking water; their ration of fed may be slightly reduced one day prior to treatment." Medicated fed is put before the pigs the morning the animals are to be treated in an amount they normally would consume in one day and then any remaining medicated feed is removed the next morning or mixed in with other dry feed, Mr. Bilbrey advised. For smaller groups of hogs, mix i ounces of sodium fluoride with 10 pounds of feed. With one pound orfeed use one level teaspoon. A purgative is not necessary with this treatment. Hogs will pass worms a few days after treatment and to prevent new infestation remove the hogs to new ground if possible, the agent said. Caution: Keep sodium flouride away from children and pets to prevent poisoning. The earth makes a complete revolution around the sun every 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds. Hale Deltapine No. 33 Hale Ogden No. 2 Our newest and best cotton and soybean varieties resulting from 12 years breeding. State-registered, purple tag. Better than DFL-15 and D PL-Fox m all but four of 21 tests in fire states. Better than Ogden in all but four of 26 tests In seven states. INCREASE YOUR YIELDS AND PROFITS BY PLANTING OUR HIGH QUALITY SEEDS. HALE SEED FARMS Burdette. Ark. Phone Blytheville 3-4702 BEST BY TEST All Over the Cotton Belt Test Results Prove That . . . BOBSHAW 1A and DELFOS 9169 arc the cotton varieties that produce the largest money returns. We have the above in Registered Breeders Seed. Also OGDEN seed beans. HENDERSON SEED CO. Highway 61 South Phone PO 2-2860 INSURE growing crops AGAINST LOSS by KAIL, FIRi & LIGHTNING jPP ^-**. .^.-vt^ Sf*fi aW rt \1/ J ^^K?*''?^S5^****''^**^ftrtfc ^1 f\ «!/ M o w "..-.til—-i_. tnniiy MOW Yott can't- 6v//(/a roof overyovr crop?/ But you CAN protect your income (rom these cropi With Farmers Mutual Hail Iniuranc* See 'Dee' Now AT UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY A. F. "Dec" Dietrich, Mgr, 111 W. Main Blytheville, Ark Phone 3-8811 If Your Vetch Is Too Tall To Turn Under.... SEE THIS STALK SHREDDER CUTS COTTON STALKS, SAGE BRUSH AND SIMILAR GROWTH INTO SMALL PIECES ..WITH LESS POWER.. AT LOWER COSTI Disc harrow pulled behind enriches .soil, holds moisture, reduces worms and weevils in one operation. 2 sets of stationary blailti intermesh with triple horizontally rotating blades ('A" thick; 4" wide) create momentum and posi- tivi shredding action. Alloy steel tempered blades and gears. H to 20 H. P. tractors ample power for most operation*. Two models: Flat-Top (as shown) and Sidndiird. Alto available: }-poin( lift-type jhrtddtr. Monufaittirtd by l«rvl< Iqulpmtnt Co., Dolloi Delta Implements Inc. "Service Holds Our Trade" rh»M 1-HWI If it's good seed you want We've Got it! Dealer For I'fisler 1'AG fil y SI2.70 per hu. Pfister PAG 170 y SI 1.70 per hu. Pfister PAG K31 \V $12.70 per. hu. FUNKS G HVIiUlD CORN Funks G 711 SI 1.90 per bu. Funks G 98 SI 1.90 per hu. Funks G Hi SI 1.1)0 per hu. Funks G 2-11 811.90 per hu. Funks G 512 \V SI 2.90 per. hu. OTHER HYltRin CORN U. S. l;t $ 7.50 per. hu. Dixie ;),'! •• S 10.80 per hu. Dixie 22 SI0.60 per hu. OI'KN POIJ.INATKD CORN Tenn. Hcd Cohh S4.50 per bu. Neal's Paymaster $ 1.50 per bu. Hickory King ? 5.10 per bu. Yellow Dent $ 4.50 per bu. SOYBEAN SEED Cert. Ogden 80% $4.00 per bu. Non. Cert. Ogdens 80% $3.60 per bu. Dortch Soys No. 2, 80% S3.60 per hu. Arksoy. 80% $-1.60 per bu. Breeder's Hale Ogdeng S5.00 per bu. Cert. Dormans, 80% S5.00 per bu. Non Cert. Dormans, 80% S-l.75 per bu. Dortch No 67, 70% S3.75 per bu. Cert Perry, 80% $'t.50 per bu. COTTON SEED Cert. Delfos 9169 $8.50 cwt. Red Tag D & PI, 15 $7.00 cwt. Half and Half ••.. $10.00 cwt. FERTILIZER Limited Supply Ammonium Nitrate S79.00 per ton 12.12-12 $7-1.00 per ton FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "Home of 1 Sue/den Strriet" N. Broadway It Hutton Sti. IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY. ARKANSAS Ruby Snipes, PHf. vs. No. 15,9*T John Bernard Snipes, Dft. WARNING O R D E « The defendant, John Bernard Snipes, is hereby warned to appear in this court within thirty (M) days and answer complaint of the . plaintiff, Ruby Snipes, and upon his failure so to do, said complaint will be taken as confessed. Witness my hand as Clerk of the Cnancery Court of The Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the seal of said court, this Hth day of April, 1955. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Cleric. By DONNA SIMMONS, D. C. Reid t Surge, Aitys. for Pltf. James W. 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