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FRIDAY, TONE 27, 1952 ' BT/rTHETTLLE (ARK.) COURIER ITEWI FARM NEW! PAGE SEVEN AND REVIEW Snyban Records Did you ever really wonder how many soybeans this county produced In one ol the belter years? Last yenr the county had 118,000 acres; twenty-lour and one-half bushel average yield; and produced 2,896.000 bushels. The record year wns 1050, when we had col- ton acreace control. The county J'ou, had H3.300 acres, a twenty-five! -- ,. and one-half average yield, and! '^ e 1952 spring pig crop in Ark- produced 3,654,000 bushels. | "nsas totaled 501.000 head, 12 per cent less than In 1951. What else! could you expect; Lots ol farm-] ers had lo go out ot the hog bus!-! BIUSREY J.EARNS TISSUE TKSTINC—What IB believed to be the first large-scale instruction of county Extension agents in the science of tissue- testing was held recently at the University's Experiment Station Farm near Fayetteville. The tissue test is a simplified means of determining whether growing plants are getting from the soil JKlfflclcnt quantities of the major elements—nitro- gen. phosphorus, and potash. College of Agriculture agronomists gave the histruction, with the assistance of the Amertcan Potash Institute. Shown here, left to right, are: Dr. R. u Bearher, ol the Agronomy Department, University ol Arkansas, Fayctleville; Hcmpstead County Agent Oliver Adams, of Hope; and North Mississippi county Agent Keith Bilbrey, of Blytheville. I Tissue Testing Latest Method Of Finding Fertilizer Needs / agronomists are quick to point out that tissue testing will not replace! ment to and check upon soil test ing. On Missco Farms C«nij AftHt Ktltk J. people to take proper care of such valuable machinery. | P. D. Foster in Blytheville is! furnishing $15.00 in pri/e money to the winners in the insect identi- Encourage your boys a;id girls 1 ....... i..,, hMra new things lor themselves and for Arkansas Fig Crop H.D.GLUBMEMOS *T Mrs Gertrude B. Hollm» (Home Demonstration Agent) Hagworms on Shrubbery? . , S 11 r a y I n I- evergreen shrubbery .. : with ar.senate of lead will control . A baeworm Is a snmtl \vonn (hat The 1949 crop was 1,867.000 bushels and (he 1948 crop was 1.511,500 bushels. ve]c)|H, make additions! ties eight to twelve Inches apart. To prime or not to prune the tomato plant may be a question confronting the home gardener. Some maintain that pruning will hasten the harvest at the first cluster of fruit by several days. They also say WARNING ORDER In the CHincery Court, Chick** sawh» District. Mi«stMlpp| Countr> Arkansas, Ada Todd. Ptf, "'• No. IS.Oil Noel) Torid, nit. The defendant. Noel] Todd, U thai the fruit on the first two or ; hereby warned to appear within three clusters will be larger, tiow- i '"'">' dil >' s '" tne ™urt named In ever, the University of Arkansas, i " le caption hereof and answer th« College of Agriculture, has found!| complaint of the plaintiff, A(i» that pruning reduces yield. The tinpriined tomato plant will produce several main stems, all of which will bear fruit, as compared to only one stem for the pruned . I think we have a small soybean acreage increase this year bul It looks now like a drouth would reduce the yield per acre, Guinn Note* Gene Ouinn, your cotton insect control man in North Mississippi County, became a bit discouraged last week. He couldn't find any worms are easily klllorl but ..,.„,. ness when "they coiild not"break* *'"""•* arc difficult lo control by : sprru-inp. •• • - ..•.-«.« v..ni iu wi.iv imc fitful lor VHP pruned lives within a case or ba« and plant. The -greater abundance ol j feeds throng)! the open end ol the; foliage will also considerably reduce ban. Jumpers and otlu-r fvernreen ! loss from stinsenId, « the summer Is'- shrubbery are commonly defoliated) hot and dry, though It may rftarri through June by bilBWorms. Small ripening during cloudy weather. Todd. Dated this 3 day of June, J953. Harvey Morris. Cleric ny Laverne Ball. D. O. C. P. Cooper, auy. lor nil. Ed B. Cook. ally, ad litem. 68-13-W1-J7 even. I Irriagine hog prices gradually go bi s her. Thnt is the! usual (hi latlon is prices, John Stevens, Jr., at ndl Is ,. good student of economics. He reminded me thai (or a thirty-year' Tomr.toes from H'.i Time To— !. Fertilise climbing roses now i for development ot lonser and lx>t- Aii cfloctive spray formula Is one: ter growth lor next year's blowoms mrn of „,,„,„,,„ of ] C[ld n| , d 0] , e : 2 „„,,,,, po]( , ^j^ (<) ^j^.^ ' '•"• '" " -" j need (or cultivation under the poles and also lo hold moisture. go ser. nt is the omua s o)>e ing when the hog popu-! °" nrc Ol ""onmc of lead and one forced down by low: ? lmr " "' '"S'^iaterl lime hi 2 pal" [ Ions of water. Arsenale of lead may [ also I- iiForl a.s n dust. Tumalws .Host Inliinrlnnt period; 1910 to 1940. the pi-ire of i - sta "dpoint, are probably the most '• with zinc-lime. damaging inserts In cotton and he reau in all of ihe southern stales 3 Inspect buildings for termite nutritional i 4. Spray peaches every two weeks last few days Mr. Guinn has found a f<?\v fields of cotton spotted with red spider. This Is earlier than usual but drouth conditions always are favorable lo spider. Also, on Wednesday of this week he found one field where tarnish plant bugs were thick enough In cotton to poison, near Clear Lake, and another field where flea hop- field and show him iirsl hand just the regular soil tests marie in the j plant food. And the farmers? FAYSTTTEVILLE. Ark. — A little black box — symbol of another advance In the march of scientific tut- i^nntr sun ce=is ma wgress- today is helping the Ar-. laboratory. Rather it is a" supple- 1 Well" seViri's believiri' ' tansas county agent remove the I - ast vestige ol guesswork from his fertilizer recommendations to larm- Thls latest gadget., now the constant companion of every county igent In the state. Is really a kit' 'or testing growing plants for the' presence of essential plant foods. It's called tissue testing, because it :e.sts the tissues of the plants tor :he presence of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potash. Arkansas Is believed to be the 'irst state to use tissue testing on i large scale. At last week's annual •Extension conference at the Unl- ,'ersity, the -agents received full In- itructions from the College of Agri- nilture agronomy staff and spec- .JJist.s from the American Potash y^titute. which has been a leader numbers to do harm. Farmers east of Big Lake are wondering some about bean leaf 5. Plan a family picnic, There Is little evidence that htlh were Invented before the Christian era. IMAr wtlVl AWAY Wmi ATLACIDE lAFft CWKMAT1 KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA """ «nv»uici neHI wnere uea nop- But the county agents agree j pers are appearing but not yet in unanimously, there is nothing like -•-••-- ' being able to go into a larmer's what his crop needs in the way of beetle.s in soybeans. This Is the ,n promoting tissue testing. Those mainly responsible for establishing this service in every county are C. P. Lund, Extension toil specialist, and Dr. R. L. Beacher. head of the University's soil testing laboratory. Both men are keen about this relatively new method — the quickest means yet devised to verify deficiency symptoms In growing plants. The main value of tissue testing is its ability to detect the trouble while there Is still time to do something about it. For example, when same of the corn plants begin to turn yellow about this time of year, with firing of the lower leaves, too often in tbe past It has been attributed to drought. The experts I know that thts is also a sign of nitrogen deficiency. The tissue test can remove all doubt In a matter ftf minutes. Take the example of the farmer with the sickly looking corn. The. county agent with his black box would soon know the answer. Cutting » section from one of the corn stalks, he would squeeze the sap or Juico onto a filter paper. From a bottle, marked "Nitrate Test Powder", he would sprinkle a little of the substance on the paper. If the ^fjit contains sufficient nitrate, a p/nk color, will appear on the paper In 3 to 5 mlnutesi'-Tlie absence of color denotes nitrogen deficiency. The testa for phosphorous and potash are just as simple. In fact, they can be made on the same filter paper with other reagents. The kit also contains chemicals for making acidity te-sts of the soil. - . Both the agents and the College Tri-Stafe Cotton Classing School To Open July 14 Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi Schools Will Be Sponsors The Mid-South Cotton Growers Association, with headquarters In Memphis, has announced the Tri- Sstae Cotton Classing School v to be held in their own building. July 14th to 19th. This annual cotton grading school will be sponsored by the colleges of agriculture 'Agricultural Extension Service) of the state Universities of Arkansas and Tennessee, and Mississippi State College. This echool ts open to any white person over 16 years of age and there is no restriction as to sex. In previous schools women have been students. Bankers, merchants, gin- ners, farmers, warehousemen, and other cotton handlers frequently attend the school each year to learn the fundamentals of judging cotton or to take a refresher course, enabling them to brush up and learn the latest methods in classing cotton by brade, staple, color, and character. Chairmen Named Chairmen for the six daily sessions will be R. H. Sloan, extension cotton specialist of the Agricultural Extension Service, Little Rock, T. M. Waller, associate ex- ten s I o n Agronomist. Mississippi State College. State College, Miss.: and A. L. Jordan, extension economist In Marketing. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. In addition lo these Instructors, others include A. L. Smith, chairman of the Board of Supervising Cotton Examiners, of Memphis, Tenn.; J. E. Hits, senior agronomist. Bureau of Plant Industry, Jackson, Miss.; C. A. Bennett. Sr.. , . . . . . mechanical engineer, colon sfone ille. Miss.: D. M. Thorpe, extension economist; Jnck Craven, physicist. Department o( Physics; Prof. N. I. Hancock. College of Agriculture; Dr. J. O. Ware, professor in agronomy, all of University of Tennessee. Knoxville; and R. A. Hicks, sales manager of the Mid-South Cotton Growers Association of Memphis. To Give Welcome Aridrew The address of welcome will be made by Hobson Vandiver. General Manager, of the Mid-South Cotton CJrowers Association and the Instructors will be introduced by Jack Capps, director of field service of the same organization. Mr. Vandiver was recently ap pointed a member of the Agricultural Research Policy Committee, nation-wide advisory group, by Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan. The registration ft* for the school will be $10. There wil be no other expenses tor students other that one's own living costs while in the city, plus transportation. Complete information is available from any of the universities sponsoring the Tri-Stote Cotton Classing School or direct from Mid-South Cotton Growers Association, 44 South Front Street, Memphis. second generation of the bean leaf beetles and they should disappear or reduce in numbers In about a holds a Regional Training School! for Farm Bureau leaders. This year the school comes to Little Rock and will be held there Julyi: -<• 6-9. Mr. Knappenberger says the' 1 " a public, is Invited bul that he i* 1 """' particularly anxious for some of Ihe leaders to attend the school. Missouri Plans Safety Course Wth ,'Hrrr: accidents goln.e up the past few years. leaders in the farm, safety field are becoming concern- nuring the Middle Ages all mon- inere are mrtnmls nf ctm>?'vln K '-"""IB UH: ivuunie «ges an inon- ! moliturc in the garden for dry nslo ™ s had breweries and tile pro| weather. One way is to keep down ' Brfss "' 1)rc " l ' n ? "' Ibnl time *i;s I all weeds and grasses, second Is lo ! helped by the cleanliness of the ; keep the surface inch nr tn-n ^r ^n ' monks. keep the surface inch or two of .soil loose or mulched-like condi- and many clher grasses and weeds. Detfroys weed root* . . . prevent! regrowth. In convenient powder form; easy lo mix for use 01 a (pray. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. week. The third generation will ctl - They plan to gather w reoccur about the first of August and might do considerably more harm at that time. 4-H Rally Hey. Mom, holler and tell the kids that the 4-H Rally for North Mississippi County will be held at the fairgrounds, on Friday, July 11. in Blytheville. Every 4-H Club member in the county is invited. Most of them will attend. The boys will be interested in the big tractor driving contest, insect identification contest, demonstrations, softball and swimming. The Farmers Bank In Blytheville is furnishing J30.00 in prize money to the six top winners in the tractor driving contest. Mr. Lynch, president of the bank, thinks it is a good idea to encourage young The third and most, effective method is to apply a mulch of straw, leaves, heavy cardboard or paper five In six inches deep to protect Ihe soil from drying out, and prevent loss of moisture. , If tomato plants are slaked it is' necessary to tie the vines securely to the stake, hut caution should be allowed for the growth of the plant without strangulation. Strips of cotton material one-half inch wide arc ideal for tying purposes. A large sized soft twine may be used. The by placing a . -. •.. , , ' " tcTM/OV.», nlv '"V Mlssourl s " <»»<* ypacng a Wp to talk over some of the problems I around the stake first then with on July 1. Farm folks are be!n« | the long em! make a figure "8" loop urged to attend the short, course: around the plant, nnd placing Ihe i and dlscuw the accident problems I tie behind the stake rather than with them. Farm safety leaders will also be on hand, Including M. H. Coe of the National Safety Council. Also on the prosram will be: Wai- ( ler Ladd. St. Jo.wph Safety Conn- j ell: Mrs. Bertha Camohell. Kansas Stale Board of Health; and Mrs.! Aimer Armstrong, of Indiana, com- i mitten member of the National] ?V<rm Safety Council. i Gathering with farm people -will be machinery representatives, coun- j ty aaent* anri other representatives of farm organizations. behind the plant. As the plant ric- MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER CO. Phone 8151 Read Courier Ne s Classified Ads with t.o U.S. P<rt, Of. * Quick-Drying Enam«l Revive tablei, ctiiitt, abirren. lawn furniture, bicyclef, toft with Dutc* Boy Quick Drying Enamel, li'i the fait, ea»y *nj to brighten up — and protect- dojens of things around yout house. Cornei in miny bright colon, dries in a jiffy to * lu> crous, durable firishl Phone 4551 E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Read Courier News Classified Ads. BOLLWORM is dieldrin-DDT Close rival to (he weevil *« , dwtro.ver of cotton, the bollworm has alway. been more difficult to control. As the bollworm season approached, every cotton grower want* to know "What's the beat insecticide?" Actually, no one chemical so far tried will provide top control of bollworm. But . . . field test* prove that certain combinations of chemicals da give effective control. A mixture of dieldrin and DDT i« one of the mo«t deadly bollworm killers of all . . . rftore lethal than either insecticide alone. Uaed as s dual or a spray, the combination provides excellent control with relatively small dosages. The snma dust or spray get* the boll weevil, fleahopper, tarnished ana- rapid plant bug, grasshoppers and * host of other pe»ta. Where large »re*a of cotton must be protected from boll*£ rn1 nrT^ 8 *' Snd '° W C08t U * P r ™a f y consideration, aldnn-DDT mixtures provide profitable control at the low- wt coat per acre. Whichever combination is uned, the timing and form of application (dust or spray) should follow the practice proved beet in your area. $•« your i SHELL CHEMICAL CORPORATION r". O. Box 2099, Houtlon, T«xa« •08 William-Oliv«r Building, Atlanta 1, Georgia leeutt Sfr««f f S«. Loui* 3, Mo. The 127.SP ii o cutting pfalform The McCormick 127-SP gives you COMPLETE HARVEST CONTROL You hove a choice of 28 liovol sp*tdi! Variable speed drive and 'i-spccd transmission give yon • travel range of 3 i 10 121/j mph. 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