The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 22, 1947
Page 9
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KKIDAY, AUGUST 22, i!M7 I Interest of Farm Families of This : Agricultural Section. j Published Every Friday In the lUATHIOVlLLE (AUK.) COUKIKK NEWS FARM NEWS-FEA7 URES PAGE NINK Rain Badly Needed in Missco To Assure Bumper Cotton Crop; Corn, Beans Need Moisture, Too Sucgwtou For Better Fannta* Featured For This Section's yresgive Farmer*. / Mississippi County crops, with exception of sonic isolated cases. are badly In need o'f rnin. according to a statement made today by county Agent Keith nilbrcy. The county's bumper cotton crop began to bloom and fruit heavily during (he past week with blooms and squares beginning to shed. A general rain Is needed for Hie cotton In order to get the shedding of the young squares over with d to start tlic plants to re- bloomlng. it is the general belief in this section of the state that any plants thai bloom by Sep 10 will make cotton, Mr. Bilbrcy said. Mississippi Coumjli tale L wn crop is suffering greatly from (he not dry weather, but a general rain within the next 10 days would aid the crop considerably, lie said 'Jhe early corn is in excellent shape, having matured fully before tile drouth set in. Soybeans N'reiling Rnin Alfalfa production in the county is almost at a standstill due to tnc hot and dry weather, other small grain crops have nearly all been harvested. .The soybean crop, despite the •bean leaf beetle epidemic, generally, lias a shcavy growth as ever witnessed in the county,. All that is needed to make a good crop is a good rain. However, the county agent pointed out that soybeans in this area have ability to withstand long periods of hot weather and drouth. If a general rain comes by Sept. 1, good yields can still ue expected, h e said. He reminded the fanners of this area of the Summer of 1913 when an extended drouth In August made beans look as if they would fail to produce a crop. Many farmers all over the county cut their beans and baled them for hay. But general rains fell between ~Sci>t. 3 and 5 and the soybeans left in the field scl a nc'.v crop and yields were satisfactory. To riant C'uver Crops He stated thai farmers arc expected to plant the largest of winter cover crops in the history of the county. He based his claims on three reasons: 1.-Vetch and other winter legumes have become more generally available this year than in previous years; 2.-The present AAA program will pay for approximately 80 per cent of the cost of legume seed sown in the county this Fall; and 'i. -cotton plants are generally much smaller this year than usual, and this will make seeding or Winter legumes much easier In the cotton fields. Crops throughout, Arkansas are badly In need of rain except in local areas which were favored with showers the past few days, according to the weekly crop and weather bulletin from Little Rock. •Ihe mean temperature for the week was 83.8 degrees, three degrees above normal; and rainfall for the state as n whole averaged only .51 of an inch. With production of teed and liny crops reduced by drought, many fanners plan to increase their Fall | seeding of vetch and other crops to provide extra Winter pastures, j Upland Cotton Damaged I Upland cotton Ims been severely 1 damaged, but that on alluvial soil.-; ! is holding up fairly well In most KILL JOHNSON 6RASS Use ATLACIDE Chlorate WEED KILLER E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER COMPANY 319 W. Ash St. Phone 551 Temptation... bomclimns, \vluMi a fanner comas in waving his check book ;uitl pleads,' almost with tears in his eyes for a Jhissey-Harris Tractor, Combine, or other machine—it's an awful temptation not to lake all that the law aljows. Bui our policy h;i,s been.. .is. . .ami will be lo sell only a I the c.slablishd price, phis, of course, reasonable service and handling' charges. Nor will wo ask or have we asketl any prospect to make a deposit on a machine unless there is a fair chance of making- delivery within a reasonable time And remember, for your protection, new Mas- scy-HaiTis products are sold only through authorized iMassey-Harns service dealers We believe that these policies are sound. Only by | being fair wUh our customers ean we hope to establish build, and maintain a permanent business and merit the confKlence and respect of the farmers of this community whom we want as friends as well as Yours for more of those good Massey-Harris products at a fair price. . Sec us for repair work, steam cleaning, and all adjustments to your farm machinery. CARL WALLACE BOB SMITH PLEMENT CO. No. Highway 61 Phone 2142 'Basket Case' Vet Wins Farm Battle Ia " n work by means of nrlilicial legs and hooks. Former Exhibits Freak Corn Tassel Bearing Tiny Undeveloped Ears P. H..-Austin, farmer of Rlytlic- ville, Route 3. brought to the Coun(y Agents olfice here yesterday u corn tassel 23 inches Ions with ilc/.- ens of tiny ears growing from it. The freak tassel was lound bv Mr. lAuslin on his .'arm anil is believed to be the only one of us areas. In the drier section;, cotton is wilting and sheddi:v leaves and squares. Some fields have practically slopped blooming. The lirst bale of the season \\as iiiarkci"'i during Ihe past week. Most early coin is made wilh I In* crop ranging from good in Eastern and Northern counties to poor in some Wcsl-Cenlral and southwestern areas. Medium and late coin, however, is very poor over most of the states where many liei'Js Have been damaged beyond r»<:.r.-cry. gome late corn on bottom land will respond favorably to the recent rains. Rice prospects continue favorable on the whole although reported only mediocre in Cross County. Rapid evaporation of irrigilior. water and scarcity of rainwate,- \\i-vc made it necessary to run the pumps almost continuously. Early maturing varieties have headed. Harvest Is expected to the end ol" August. Many growers tiavc applied feritilizer to their rice fields by. airplane. The clbertn peach harvest is finished in the N.islivillc-Highlaml area, and is expected to IIR over In the Clarksville ami Crowlev Ridge areas by about Aug. 25. Hot dry weather reduced size and impaired quality in most areas. The tomato crop has been severely damaged by drmifrhth and Meal in Northwestern Arkansas. August is Best Time for Killing Unwanted Trees 'August is a desirable month to fcill trees by girdling or poisoning, according to County Agent Keith nilbroy. At this l!mc of the rear the hot dry weather combined with proper girdling or poisoning causes ri'.vid death. Less sprouting results because of n lack ai stored food in the root system. Unless poison is used, care must be taken in deadening such trees :>s gun;.'; to sec that a cut Is made throni>li the inner bark completely aiound the tree. A "V" shape cut abo;it r, inches wide, which will hold part of tile sap for souring is the most desirable kind ol girdle. •When i:oison is to be used, a compound )1rcpared' with either sal soda or causli; soda and while arsenic is recommended. This poi- fon is made by adding one .pound :of while arsenic to one gallon of watc rand bringing the mixture to Ihe boiling point. Two pounds of j sal .soda are added and mixture is boiled until it becomes clear, which will be 2) lo 40 inimUcs. The usual method of applying the poison is to cut gashes through the bark and clns:; enough together to form a ring around the lice. Make the cuts so they will retain the poison instead of permitting it run down the trim!:. A large spoonlui of liquid should be poured into each cut "'•••' • Animate can be", used for killing trees when a compound is dciircd : which Is not .poisonous to livestock. Trees can be treated by inserting kind ever grown here. The tassel was approximately 12 inches in 'diameter and from several of the small cars of corn, other tassels xvcre growing. Woods Fires Cause Heavy Timber Loss WASHINGTON. D. C., (Aug. 22- II the I iocs destroyed by woods Ilrcs In 'Aikunsas during the last five years could have liem iiiunu- f»cturcd building muterkils. they could tuive rebuilt every In Lltlle flock. This was the startling esllnmto o( Chicl Forester Charles A. omen, former Arkansan. of the American Forest Products Industries, Inc., as that or- ganlimion released Us third iiimual «n»lys1s ol loresl protection hi tlic United Slutcs. IKascel on u. S. Forest Service figures lor |], c 47 tree-growing states, Ihe .survey .shows Arkansas averaging more ihiui 4.000 fires and burning 110.003 acres of protected woodlands iirmimlly. with additional lieiivy losses on ureas for which nn organized protection has been provided. !«tes measuring Ihe efficiency o( the nation's forest protection ellurls. Ihe. publication jjolnls out Ihe need for siifejjiHinl- IIIK the Vt) minion ncri's of unprotected liinlK'i lands In 20 stales Commenting O n the rcporl, Mr. Glllclt. former Arkansas stute forester, snid that. W ),|| 0 exact losses la merchantable timber are impossible to coni])iile, reasonable estimates show ilmt lor a flvc-your period, Arkansas burned the wood required to build nearly 7,000 homes annually. ''If 'we arc to slop tills loss," Gillctt said, "ive must provide sonic form of lire prevention and control for every acre of forest land In the nation. In addition, wo must give wholu-heartcd public support to agencies charged with control of fires In the states." The forester lauded the work of the "Keep Arkansas Green' 'movement as of primary importance i" reducing forest fires. "Through the Keep Green program, Arkansas ean leauh the value of its forests. When every citizen has learned that, fires will be cut lo a minimum. Nine out of ten fires arc still caused by human carelessness and stupidity." Subsidy Cut By U.S. on Low Grade Cotton WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. '<tT[>> — The Agriculture Department today ordered a cut In the subsidy paid manufacturers for using hard-to- disposc-of low grade short staple cotton In the production of home Insulating materials. The program originally was set up by the department to help farmers dispose-of low grade cotton. About *500,000 currently Is available for the program or enough to subsidize .about 17,500 unles of cotton. Under the new setup, manufacturers qualifying for the program will receive 571 cents a iiound .on cotton usecl in compliance wilh the program. This compares with 7','j cents last year and nine cents In 1845 -«. Since the program was put into operation lo 19^1. u,,. \ K[ . of cotton for hnmo Insulation has Jumped from about 1,000 to 50,000 bales year. Predicted Corn Yield Slumps 223,000,000 Bu. WASHINGTON. Aug. 32. lUI't — Mr. McClunit, a native of West Virginia, graduated Ircm the West Virginia University In 11141 Tne 'Agriculture Department yesterday ic|)ortcd the drought-lilt 1W7 i-orn prospects declined another bushels during the first is days of 'August. The (icpnrl incut estimated (lie crop 2,-137,COO,035 bushels. This com!."'"!',' *''' h \ he A "B- ' 1'redlellou of 2,OMU;0,000 bushels, The department goal Is 3COOOOO- COO bushels. The forecast was fur below lust year's record corn yield of more than 3,2*7,809,000 bushels. Bird Smarten Foreign bird dealer* 'frequently .use loaves of bread in wMlch to smuggle out birds' whose exportation Is prohibited. The young bird Is placed Inside a Mallowed-out loaf, hi which arc breathing holes. Read Courier News Want Ads. West Virginian Joins Agri Staff at U. of A. . Ark., Aug. 22.— Marvin -R. -McCluni; has Joined the staff of the University ol Arkansas College of Agiicullurc as assistant professor of animal industry, according lo Dean Llppcrt S. Ellis. •He replaces William H. Wiley who resigned in June. Mr. McClung will leach courses in .ppullry and will also act as assistant poultryman for the Agricultural Experiment Station, carrying on research work In poultry production. -At the present linn; he is a.s- sisting with Ihe poultry school being held al Ihe University Irom two tablespoons of animate crystals into gashes cut, around the trees (our inches apart. Essential accessories arc- important on every truck. 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