The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 28, 1952
Page 9
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVTLLE fARK.) COURIER FRIDAY, MARCH 28, FARM MEWS ANP REVIEWS U. of A. Program To Stress Cotton Mechanization Agriculture College To Study Problems at It's Delta Substation FAYETTKVII.T.K — P r oblems of cot (on mechanization will receive emphasis in the newly reorganized program of aer- rlcultural research to be conducted at the Delta SulxstAtlon of the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station. Professor Kyle EnRler, head of the Agricultural Engineering Depart- mcnt, nnd U. S. Stanton, assistant acrrtcLiUurfll engineer, have I made a trip to Clnrkcdaio lo pet i the new procrnm under \vfiy. Work at the Dnlta SubsitafJon will bi- limited to projects in the fields of agricultural engineering and npronoitty. Over one-third of (he cultivated nre;v will tie used for mechanization projects, Those] will Include problems of seedbed I preparation as related to weed | control, procedures tn applying chemicals for weed control and the timing of such applications, and changes in cnUiira! procedures to avoid impairing the efficiency of the chemicals. In the studies, flume cultivation and mechanical cultivation will he compared with control of weeds hy chemicals. Tn nil of the work, records will he kept of Ihe compnra- .ttve costs of the various operations. Agronomic work to be conducted at the .substation, in odriUton lo that Involved in the mechanization studies, will include a number of series of cotton vnrlety (ests, Including commercial varieties nnd new strains. Other crops. Including soybcnns, corn, oats, and sorghums, will also be grown tn va- rietal and other tests. Mr. Stanton Is project leader On Missco Farms fcj Cftintr Af*nl Keith J. BUWey Lot's Give Thank* Thftnk God (or tho klnrlness of people In times of distress like the recent fierce tornndons. The public, through Red Cross and other moans, has been a real help to hundreds who have lost much nnd in some ca.sps, everything. The Rod Cross has asked lor a 25 per cenl ftx'renso In the quota for this county. I feel confident, (hat local people will respond roadil\ p . You Atrrndy KUKU tt The county cotton research pro- pram nt Osceola lasl year showed lhat it paJd to p)aM cotton early. The May 1 planting produced H72 pounds of seed cotton. May 15 planting: produced J.097 pounds nnd May 3L planting produced 559 pounds. My, oh, iny, .so much of our cotioti did not romc up until nhout Juno 8th In si year. Soli! Oul A/ Farmers in the Manila and Leachvlllc nroa have ngaln purchased nil of the blnck locust seedlings for windbreak purposes For Sale • Soybean Seed • Funk's Hybrid Corn • Soybean Inoculalion • Fertilizer Farmers Soybean Corp. No. Broadway, Hlylhevillc Phone 81 HI For Sole! Cotton Seed Delta Pine 15 Delinleri, Treated Sacked in 100 Hi. Hut's Non-Certified OHLENDORF FARMS Phone 33W1 — Osceola Smith -Doxey Cotton Service Again Offered Cotton classification and cotton market no\v will he available again In 1052.under the Smltli-Doxey Act, according to Clyde O. McWhorter, manager of the South Central Area cotton branch in Memphis, Under provisions of the ac6 any recoup of producers organl'/^d to promote the improvement, of cot- Ion whleh ndopls n variety of cotton, files an application, arranges lor sampling and meete certain other requirements: for its members is eligible for these services. Applications will be available around May 1 nnd should he filed ns tnon ns cotton has been planted, preferably not, later than July 1 In Arkansas, Mr. McWhorler snlri- Every B !n community In North Mississippi County Is using (his service. This means that every producer In the north half of the county tins access to the classing nnd market news service. State's Broiler Industry Grows LITTLE ROCK (IP, — Arkansas' broiler Industry Is growing by leans nnd bounds. The Crop Reporting Service said torlny an estimated 6n.H34.OOfl commercial broilers were produced In the sUite lust year. That's n 42 per cent Increase from Ihe 4fl, 179,000 birds produced In Ifl50. The Service reported that cross Income from Arkansas broilers In 1051 amounted to SS!),f)R8 r OOO. rcin- imrcrt to the 1050 Income of 436 904.000. Average welqht of hroilers marketed In 1051 wns listed at 2.8 pounds nnd the average price per pound at 21,G cents. Broiler production bv areas In 11)51 was listed ns follows: Northwest 50.40fl.000: North Central fl.ooi.noo: Arkansas Valley 5.500,000: Southwest 3,000.000; all other sections 1.353,000. that (he Arkansas Forestry Commission has. They aro planting from 60,000 to 100,000 set-dlinus ever}' sprints. These locust windbreaks, nlnng with vetch and rye are doing a pretty good job of reclaiming that country. They have made more net money the lost two or three years west of Big I-nk« than farmers east of Big Lake. Last WaniiEig Application's for certification of cotton and fioybonn seed must be marte lo the State Plant Board bo- lore April 10. Come lo the county agents' ofllce for blanks or write] directly to the Sule Plant Board In Little Rock. [Maritin? Intentions Arkansas fanners will plant almut 800,000 acres til soybeans in 1052. If they do, will be 30 ])cr cent more acreage than last year. This report' Is tinned on a recent survey of planting Intentions of about. 2.000 farmers located throughout Arkansas. Other indications were lhat the corn acreage would he reduced 2 per cent from last year. It seems to me lhat It would be a mistake to reduce the corn acreage in the state since we have learned more about how to produce a decent yield. 1 wish we had the cotton pluming intentions. They Disagree Allen Patterson, rre/ildont nf the Agricultural council ol Arkansas said yesterday In Memphis that he thought farmers would be foolish to produce tfi.flOO.ODO hales of cotton in 10S2 even though iiie Department of ABI ii'ullurc has requested that production. Me said that In his opinion 1(5,0(10.000 bales of collon meant 32c cotton on the market and that In turn means "broke" farmers. E. D. White, of Ihe Food and Fl- tier Division. Washington, D. C.. was Ihe principal speaker at the council meeting and he expressed the opinion Ihnt Ihe production of the large cotton crop last year was one of Ihe host things that ever happened for American cot- Inn farmers. He said that it helped lo hold much n[ the cotton markets of (he world for American cotton farmer. 1 ;. Since big crops tend to reduce (tin price, I have an idea Mr. While's statements were not accepted nny too well. Fertilizing I'asturcs Several farmers have asked abnut fertilizing pastures. If your pasture seems to be getting off lo n slow start, and contains considerable grass (small sjrnln, fescue, rye frrnss, etc.) in relation to legumes, you may profitably top dress now with 40 to 50 pounds of nitrogen. Tills can be supplied by 200 to 350 pounds of a 20 per cent N fertilizer, or 125 to 150 pounds of a 33 per cent N fertilizer; Apply when the pasture plants are dry. Easter Island Is so namrd because a Dutch explorer discovered it on Easter Sunday. of the mechanization studies. Dr. D. A. Hlnkle, bend of the University's Agronomy Department, and other members of the acron- omy staff direct the research in that field. Wallace Williams, research assistant at the substation. is assisting with the experimental work. Grow EMERGE ff dhritro weed killer for fire-ewergenc€ weed control When PRFMERGE ij sprayed on the noil at planting time, k coniroK .innu.if grasses such as crahjira^s, and l^road-lenf weeds such &\ pipweed. Growers throughout the Delta have used it vicces^fiiUy for two seasons for IOW-COM we«<l ,in»l t^ control in cotton- Eliminate* or greatly rciluces the need for hand-hoeinii during early critical growing period. Prcmerge works vvtll in xvel weather, keeps weeds and grass down when it is impossible lo cultivate. Se« us foc/oy for T« tuKgeit rO'J ttt us it toon a* poniMe to mskt of vour rcquircmeoii. ^e h«T» tht !•!*>( informa • no r*commendiiion» for i^t. •,1 frarft-'HtfT^ if Tf-t D-r^ C^f^titti C.o~ipf*t. PAUL D. FOSTER Distributor — Office Phone 3 IIS Hlytlieville Warehouse Hione 3153 Farmers Told To Watch For Cattle Ailment I.HTLE ROCK _ DUB to short- es of quality feed In some areas, farmers were cautioned today to watch for a possible Increase In digestive upsets and even fatal poisonings In cattle, swine and other livestock this spring, "The feed situation la tighter this ^year because much of last year's hay crop has rained on and a lot of wet, Immature corn was harvested." the American Foundation for Animal Health said today. "The danger in feeding .soil corn will increase with the arrival of warmer weather," the report said. "Farmers who do not check for proper biilance In their rallo/i.i when feeding soft corn to sows, may experience a sharp In-.rease in stillborn, or sickly Miters. "FeodtiiK of moldy, hay. and silage can be dangerous to all farm animals. Hordes tnny get n disease similar to sleeping sickness. Another type of feed fun- gu.s can cause lumpy-Jaw In cattle. Moldy sweet clover hay may be responSLnlc for a disease, which causes the blood of rattle to lose Its clotting ability. Ergot poisoning can he another problem when grain grown In wet season is fed. A grain fungus is responsible for one type of pneumonia In poultry and calves. Several skin diseases of animals are also due to grain fllllKi. "If moldy or inferior feed has to be fed to live-stock, keep n sharp lookout for poisoning symptoms, and at the first sign of trouble get a diagnosis. Sometimes the symptoms are easily confused SPOT FARMS Special Bis Dairy Cattle AUCTION Saturday, April 5, 195! Beginning At 1:00 P.M. Shirp WYNNE, ARKANSAS If - MlKh Ciiss Dairy Cattle _ IK Ayrshire*. cjucriisffys. Holstolns nnri Brown Swiss. cnnslstlnL- of ,15 cows (rosh r\ml close by to ciilvlnc; 10 ypar- UnK heifers; 31 heller cfilve.s: 2 bulls teretl and papers riiTnl<,lierf on rtny of snip. This herd really Mils HIM. type nnrt condition. 40 to f>0 Ib. producer*. AH KF-IHni; without qltlhhnnp. Call [U sale harn day before sale and look them over and see them milked. SALE rOSITfVE This Ral« will take place regardless of price or weather. No cows sold prl- vfttply before sale. HEALTH— All T.B. and Bans* tested svllhln the past ten rtays. I.vmch will be Served SPOT FARMS Col. Roy Chancy .*• Bnwner Br Auctioneers DSPfNDABlS AOft|.CUlTU*Al CHEMICALS Planting Seed We hove for safe a limited quantity of Northern Grown WABASH SOYBEANS. OGDEN SOYBEANS. COTTON SEED. Henderson - Hoover Seed Co. Highway 61 Soulh Phone 2S60 NEA Beekeepers Schedule Meeting JONESBORO — The annual sprlnit meeting of the Northeast Arkansas neekeepers Association will be held April 5 in the Vocational Agriculture Buildinff of Ihe Harrlsburj High School, according to Paul W, Plamer, secretary with those of contagious diseases, and proper treatment will depend on correct and early Identification of the exact trouble," the Foundation advised. to the association. Among the demonstrations to be given at the meeting will be how to check for foul brood and other diseases and how to determine the pollination strength of a hive. Kenneth Smith of Marked Tree will discuss queen raising and W. C. Daniel of Wynne will discuss marketing honey. The meeting Is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. It has been estimated that the loss from worthless checks runs as high is ilOO million annually. Head Courier News Classified Ads. Certain-teed Universal Shingles assure you of a long wear- } inp. fire-rcsisting roof uhich be applied right orer )t>,,r eld ran/ quickly and economically. These arc the self-locking shingles th,it assure you of a tight roof in all weather. They " lake it" hcmisc they arc made to the highesi quality standards. Let us show you samples of these colorful and distinctive shingles and cjuotc you prices on your exact requirements -wichout obligation! E.G. Robinson Lumber Co. "Friendly Building Service" Certain teed SHINGllS ASK YOUR DEALER TODAY/ Leader of Oliver's modern Row Crop tractor «<«» h the 3-4 plow, 6-cy!inder "88". It's an ideal unit for concentrated farming ... for the big "rush" jobs when speed save* dollars. A six-forward-speed transmission gives you a practical working pace for any farm operation—from 2!a to almoft 12 m. p. h. with regular-sized tires. You have a choice of engine typej for the fuel you prefer . . . and such special equipment as the Direct Drive Power Take-Off and self. contained belt pulley. Then, there's the comfortable new seat. FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. B. F. Brogdon 515 E. Main E. B. Woodson Phone 6128 NEED AN EXTRA TRACTOR? USED TRACTORS! READY TO GO! It's getting late and you probably need an extra tractor to finish up . , . we have a good supply of used tractors that have been completely reconditioned and arc ready to fill your needs! TWO "H" FARMALL'S With Equipment 1950 MODEL FERGUSON With Equipment "B" MODEL JOHN DEERE With Equipment TWO "F-20" MODEL FARMALL TRACTORS Equipped With Cultivators MASSEY-HARRIS MODEL 44 TRACTOR Rice & Cane Tires — 1 Year Old Many Other Used Tractors To Choose From! Everyone Priced To Sell NEW MASSEY-HARRIS FARM EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Massey Harris Tractors Available in ail sizes! 2 & 4 Row Cultivators Breaking Plows Heavy Duty Tumbling Harrows Disc Harrows Rotary Hoes Middle Busters 4 Row Rear Mounted Planters . . . Easily attached to any tractor. 61 Implement Co. H. Highway 61 Your Massey-Harris Dealer" Phone 2142

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