The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 1, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 1, 1952
Page 9
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renroARY i, •LTTHBTTLtE (AKK.) COTTRTEfc HEWB FARM NEWS REVIEW Murphy to Speak At MCPA's Two Grass Meetings U. of M. Specialist + To Address Gatherings » At Kennett, Sikeston On Missco Farms C*«nlj Afeat Keith J. MJkrcy Mo - - wrn, i , will be the featured speaker at the two «re» meetings on weed and grau control In cotton, at the Kennett armory, Feb. 8, and the Sikeston trroory. P«b. 7. .« en « S P° 1 >by the Missouri Cotton Pro- A*oclatk>n and, according to President s. Crews Reynolds they will provide farmers with the latett and most up-to-date Information available on the use of chemicals and mechanical practices for .the control.' of weeds and grauM In cotton. Reynolds stated that favorable reports from growers who have u»d chemicals, cross-plowing, etc., are encouraging others to consider these new methods. Also, mounting Ilbo * ««*• and the decreasing availability of hoe hands .re factors which have made the use of less costly methods more attractive. Other speakers scheduled to appear on the program Include Dixie Paulllhg, Director of Research Dterlns Farms, Deering, Mo ; Max D. Miller, Jr., a cotton planter of MarJarma, Ark.; Sam McMurray Technical Representative, DOW Chemical Company, St. Louis, Mo.; Roy Broyhlll, of the Broyhlll Company, Dakota City, Nebraska; Godfrey White, Technical Hepreaenta- tive, Mid-South Chemical Company, Memphis, Tenn.; and E. P. King, Kin? Sales Company, Memphis. Both meetings will begin at 10 »- rn. and all farmers and others Interested in improving methods of weed and grass control are urged to att«nd. Duroc Breeders Schedule Sole MEMPHIS — Leading Duroc breeders from the Mid-South area will .hold their winter bred gilt con- »i»nm«nt aal* her* Feb. u at the Shelby County Penal aFrm. The Mid-South breeders sponsor the sale annually In an effort to J>res«nt the best of the breed for sale to farmers »nd purebred breeders. About 20 breeders will consjqn bred (tltt to this sale. Nitrogen Make* It Better Tests were conducted »t the Marianna Experiment Station and at the Clarkedale Substation for five years to determine If the addition of' nitrogen to cotton following winter legumes turned under would increase yields. In the« tests applications of twenty pounds of nitrogen per acre In the row resulted in an average Increase of 146 pounds of seed cotton at Marlanna and 144 pounds at Clarkedale. Increasing the amount of nitrogen to 40 pounds with vetch had very little effect In further Increasing the yields. That Costs Money! Arkansas farmers used the following amounts of insecticides for cotton insect control In 1951: Calcium arsenal* .. S.102.29S Ibs. Toxaphene 1,438.504 IDS. 3-5-40 30,250.468)05. Aldrin & DieldrJn . 4,955,003 Ibs. 3-5-40 Is 3 per cent benzenehexa- chloride. 5 per cent DDT and 40 per cent sulfur. Do >fou Remember? Do you remember in a previous column my "cautious hope" that D&PL Fox might be earlier than IS, and be a partial answer to late cotton in this section? Here &• tome of the "caution": In a 15 variety test on the Robert L. Dortch Farms, Scott Ark., in 1951, Fox was lowest on the list In production of lint. Pox made 798 pounds of lint compared to Empire's yield of 999 pounds, the third cotton in his test, All Fox cotton was open on tha 156th day but the latest maturing cotton only took 164 days to open. George Hale at Burdette had a variety in the Dortch test that was second high in yield. It Confuses Me Qeorge Hale, Burdette plant breeder, said that Empire led hia variety test for the second year. It produced 2,052 pounds seed cotton compared to D&PL, Pox — 1546 pounds. Soybean Maturity Daieg Dr. L. M. Humphrey is the chief plant breeder for R, L. Dorteh at Scott, Ark. He was formerly.head of the Agronomy Department' at the University of k Arkansas. Dr. Humph'rey reports that their Dortchsoy 2 soybean still leads the "midseason varieties with a five year average yield of 50.5 bushels per acre. That compares with 42.7 bushels for Ogden and 333 for Ral- soys. Dortchsoy 2 matured in 148 days, he says. He-may really have something in his Dortchsoy 61 that matures on the same day as S-100. They take 132 days to mature, according to their test, but the 67 has R five- year average of 44 bushels per acre where S-100 has a 30,8 average. 8-100 1» a Missouri Station bean and might produce some bttttr here than at Scott, Ark. UUuter Loan* Again I say, where are those people who accuse the farmers of getting rich at the eapense of the consumers? Anyway, the Farmers Home Administration, under Secretary Brannon, has declared this county a disaster area. Special funds have been appropriated by Congress to be uted as production loans for people who suffered a disaster last year and cannot get credit from recognized sources. To qualify for such a loan, one must have produced 20 per cent below the normal yield In 1851. Also, a statement from on« or more recognized lending agencies is required advising that 'they do not care to make the loan and request the PHA to consider the case. Farmers actually in distress can visit Dilmus Hearnsberger, manager of the FHA Office, in the City Hall, Blytheville. Com Pictort Corn production has declined tor thres straight years, whU« livestock production has increased. Carryover next October may be less than 400 million bushels. USDA says desirable reserve Is 1 billion bushels—that this can't possibly be reached In next few years. and farm sanitation were stressed. Mort than 90 safety programs were liven by club members, Including demonstrations, talks, radio broadcasts and safety movies. The Jackson County Safety Council, Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, schools, clubs and churches all cooperated to make the program a success. Tlte electric program covered practically every phase of rural electrification from Improved practices carried out by individuals to educational activities presented to Urge numbers of people through- out th» country. Leader training oour»« weri given In safe wiring, better u« of electrical equipment, building electric hotbeds, and converting kerosene lamps to electricity. Practically every individual in Jackson Ciunty has profited in some way by the 4-H Farm and Home Electric program, says Mrs. Effie Rogers and E. N. Sanders, County Extension Agents, who supervised both programs. Head Courier New» Classified Ads Honey Production Up LITTLE ROCK w>) _ Arkansas beekeepers produced 2.322,000 pounds of honey in 1951, the Crop Reporting Service said today. Thus was an Increase of 68 per cent over the short, 1850 production. Diamonds were apparently brought south to the Great Lakes region by glnqters. Jackson County Wins 4-H Safety, Electric Plaques The efficient use of electricity on the farm and In the home, and daily practice of basic safety rules, were among the major activities carried on in the Jackson County 4-H Clubs during 1951. The County office has been awarded two merit plaques for reporting the best job In these county-wide programs. A 4-H Farm and Home Safety plaque has been presented by General Motors for 1951. Similar honors were won by the county in 1847 and 1948. The county has also received a merit plaque for conducting - the most outstanding 4-H farm and home electric program in the state, provided by the Westinghouse Educational Foundation. Jackson County also received this award in 1949. More than 1,300 Jackson County- club members were enrolled in the 4-H safety project, and *36 completed »afety surveys of their farm homes. Fire prevention, safety on the highway, in farm equipment LTANC.... FOR BETTER TRACTOR POWER! Tractor & Engine Performance At It's Best! More power, less repairs, less oil, leas failures, longer life no carbon or crank case dilution and still cheaper than any other motor muel and better too. Have your present tractor, cotton pickers, and jjrahi combines changed to butane power. Order your new tractor for butane or have it converted. Century Gas Equipment has proven better and cheaper in the long run with balanced performance plus a safe and neat installation. Ask your tractor dealer or the farmer who owns one, for detailed information. WEIS BUTANE GAS CO, CENTURY DISTRIBUTORS There Is no better fuel for tractors than Butane Gas. It's better than best gasoline "plus no tax problem." FOR SALE Slightly used Ford Tractor, overhauled. Runs Mk« new. Rice Grip Tires. Priced right for sale. If interested please contact... J. R. CHAPMAN, Steele, Mo. Here It Is! Sturo's 1952 Cotton Chopper with many new improvements! The New Sturo will chop from 35 to 40 acres per day. .. and farm- - ers report a saving of over 50% on chopping expense. It is adjustable to any row width... and you can control the spacing and depth of cut. The chopper can be quickly attached to any tractor and features • Sealmaster self-aligning sealed Ball Bearings • Neapco Needle Bearing Universal Joints that will give you years of service. . Come See It. Now On Display! MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO So. Hi way 61 Blytheville

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