The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1952 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 5, 1952
Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT ! I FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER I BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FARM NEW REVIEW Small Grain Should Be Selected On Basis of How It's To Be Used By II. H. CARTER Assistant County Ajciit Are you planting small grain— wheat, barley, oats, or rye—this fall? The best small grain to plant will depend unon the use to be made—whether It Is to be harvested as grain for feed or for sale, uwd as a green manure and cover crop, used for pasture, or some combination of these purposes. The table at right compares the Email grains In a number of Important factors: Wheat Best Cash or Fred Crop Where grain is to be combined either for feed or for sale as a cash crop, wheat Is by far the best small* grain. This Is because of its higher yielding ability, its higher average price, and its higher feeding value. \Vheat is equal to corn, pound for pound, as a feed for all kinds of livestock. Barley ranks second to wheat in ieed value, oats, third, and rye fourth. For hni?s nnd boot cattle barley fs about Itt per cent to GO per cent as valuable as wheat. Oats for fattening purposes are worth less than barley. For breeding stock, oats are unexcelled. For dairy cattle, wheat, barley, and oats are equal to com. Eye, because of Factors of Comparison | Wheat I Barley | Oat« | Rye Average yield per acre in the] IDBu. | 20 Bu. j 27 Bu. | 12 Bu, delta area of S.E. Missouri. .|(11401bs.>| (0601bs.)| <8641bs.)i (672 Ibs.) Average price per bushel rec. by O. S. Farmer.s-19<n-52 Av. | $2,00 SI.32 I «0-82 I Gross return per acre based on above yields nnd prices | S35.T1 Winter hardiness - rank | 2nd | 3rd 1 4th $26.40 1 532.14 | $2100 Feed value of grain - rank | 1st 2nd I 3rd I 4th Value as pasture - rank I 3rd I 4lh 1st 2nd seed, seed cotton, or cotton refuse. Examine the bedding and pick jacks of every picker who comes out of Texas. Destroy any seed cotton you find. Mechanical cotton picking machines arc being iumigated at the State Line upon their return from the southwest. tfoore and W, O. Thomas of the Mississippi Experiment Station. They also sairt, "Previous work elsewhere indicates that best fruit tet occurs when the average temperature ranges from 60 to 10 degrees F." All of you know that June and July of this year have been the hottest Bummer months of your life. Don't Be a Sucker If you hire someone to treat your house for termites, why don't you first ask to see his termite control license? There is much fraud in LITTLE ROCK UV — Cash and termite control work. Lpgal opera-j other awards for winners of var- tors are licensed and the State Mous phases of competition at the Show here total about $60,000 Offered At Stock Show plant Board checks periodically on their work. Don't let pink bollworm get Into Arkansas. Yon don't know anything about how bad cotton insects Arkansas Livestock Sept. 29-Oct. 4 will $60.000. . Special awards amounting nearly 535,000 have been added this year to the S25.000 appropriated by the State Legislature for Show Manager Clyde On Missco Farms by County Agent Kellh J. Bllbrey Labor Problems "Should I buy a mechanical cotton picker? It looks like farmers may pay unreasonable prices for colton picking, why do they net scared?" I heard these remarks in Lcachvllle area Wednesday. «s poor results in many feeding I smra ] [ arraDrs there were talking trials, ranks last In fcerting -~ 1 "Jor all classes of livestock. Rye for Cover Crops For a green manure nnd'winter- cover crop, with vetch or alone, rye is first choice because of Its winter hardiness. However, any of the small grains will make good winter cover nnd green mrmure. Rye Is far more resistant to low temperatures than any other small grain. Next Sn order are wheat, barley and oats. In humid regions, heaving (the pushing of plants out of the ground by alternate freezing and thawing of the soil water) may be a big factor affecting winter survival of small grain. Heaving can bo reduced greatly in the case of nil small grains by getting good growth the fall prior to winter temperatures. Early planting nf the s grains, as eoon after the first oi September as possible. Is desirable Good surface drainage Is a necessity. Oats First for Pasture For grazing, the winter grains in order of th,etr desirability are oate, rye, wheat and barley. At the Livestock and Forestry Branch Experiment Station at Batesvllle, beef cattle made an overage gain of 309 pounds per acre on fall-seeded oats; and 232 pounds on rye. mechanical cotton Hushes, Blyllievllle: J. W. Raydcr. Huffman: George Oillahunty. Varbro: Noble Gill. Jack Lewis, nnd Coloman Stevrns. Dell: and Charles Rose., Rose!-'nd. The contract n S'nlcs for Gene Guinn i bout buying pickers. j Hill pickers mny not come Into Lhe county this year In the usual numbers, Why not? Is it because of the government's unreasonable stand on the Child Labor I-iw last year? Farmers of the south may hnve been done n tremendous Injustice. I understand that cotton was being picked In Lincoln County, South Arkansas, last week for $2 per hundred, I do not blame the picker for getting every rent he can for his labor. The question I raise Is, are there any reasons why farmers should have to pay more for cot' ton picking; In Uie northern delta than Sn the southern drltn? Clierk AVLlh Olliers I am nob In the business of selling mcchnnlcM cotton plcfcers. however, this looks like the best year we have had for mechanical pickers since they have been Invented Cotton Is enrly, rather small, nnr will open up In. plenty of time for cotton picker use, This may be a surprise for you T know of thirty-three mechanlca pickers In North Mississippi County west of Big Lake. I could give yoi their rinniPR in ;cnse you wanted to check with some of them. Some mechanical picker owner Read Courier News Classified Ads. the North Mississippi County En omoln^ist Is up September 10. A art, of his remarks for this week aid, "We have had 5ome trouble vith boll^'orms In coUon during the iast- werk but thnv serm lo bf> de- •Unlne in nnmbrrs by this time, Vciy fnw OCRS havr br-en found dur- nc the past twn days. Clover worms in soyliMns peem ,o be on the decline. There has icen quite » bit of poisoning for hrm but, In,. riarmse has been liehl. A few of the finlris have ind the top leaves pretty well r<i<reed up." We am Irwitlnc all men to cnuntv meeting next Tuesday night who have had an insect nrnhlcm durine thn year. We think these men should hove the benefit of Mr, Guinn's cxneriencc this summer, as well a.s his impress Inns and recommendations. He has made very excellent close up cotor shots of different insects and they will be presented. Tncr Tomato Crop We have tried to explain to farm women and gardeners that tomatoes were not sotting fruit this year because of the Intense heat arid no because of some imaginary insect Here Is more proof of my statemrnt: "Tomatoes will not set fruit dur ing July, August and the parly iar an be until you get pink boll worm. The pink bollworm belt is moving In two ways (1) The'flight of the E. Byrd said today. boll worm moth, and port at ton of the worms in cotton Read Courier News Classified Ads cost of Big Lake, that I can think'of September when the tempera of are: Charles Bropdon and R. D. lures are hiph," according to E. L. A rf*1 profit-froduccr for growers of grain, bean*, seeds and custom operator* M th* Oliver Model 33 Self-Propelled 12-FooT Grain Master. Modern graiivsaving and time-saving features include »tx forward 5p*eds, hydraulic header lift, semi- revolving reel, fiat-deck rotary straw walkers, and a 45-b*Mk*J fraut l*nk that dumps on Ittc "go." Stop in and w*Tt show you luch exclusive •neekantgma M the double-clutch power take•ff lii** control* ground »wW and thresh- •KEEP YOUR EQUIPMENT 100% JOHN DEERE! It's just plain common «nse to r«- place worn or broken pans on John Deere Equipment with only genuine John Deere Parts. Why? Because they always fit and perform as well *3 the originals ihey replace. They'ie exaci duplicates of the original parts , . . made frorti the same high-grade materials, from the same patterns and dies . . . and with the same quality workmanship. You can't afford to handicap the; fine, dependable performance of your John Deere Equipment. Keep 1 00 % John Deere! FARMER'S IMPLEMENT CO. 515 I. M«in Phone 8166 MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Blytheville Here is the truth about boll worm treatment , We do Not need to tell you that worms infest many cotton fields this year worse than ever hcfore in Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri. We Do need to caution you about the proper treatment — for wrong tlm-. ing can actually injure your crop by aiding the spread of (he worms. This is how it works: For the first few days after the holl worm hatches it feeds only on tile square shucks and terminal leaves. After that it begins to bore into Ihe squares and bolls. Its natural enemies (which include the lace wing fly and the big- oyeri bug) attempts to destroy the boll worm. To be most successful, treatment must be administered before the worm \ gets to the bolls — and after it is determined that the worm's natural enemies have failed to halt its growth- Otherwise, treatment will destroy the worm's enemies, too. That is why Planters Flying Service insists on inspecting your field before applying the chemical. \Ve have qualified personnel make a thorough, expert field inspection of your crop before advising you when to treat it — or whether you should treat it at all. We promise a good job. You should accept nothing less. We invite you to call us without delay. On hand now at our warehouse are ample supplies of all the needed chemicals- WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW About Planters Flying Service Owned and operated exclusively by Capt. Fred L. SteaB- man and Paul F. Lloyd,'Planters Flying Service has no connection with any local chemical dealer. We are distributors for the Cohoma Chemical Co. of Clarksdale, Mississippi and Chapman Chemical Co. of Memphis. BE SAFE-NOT SORRY PLANTERS LYING SERVICE No. 3 Hangar at Municipal Airport — Phone 3721 AN EXPERT ENTOMOLOGIST MAKES OUR INSPECTIONS The services and advice of one of the Soulh's foremost entomologists, Mr. L. C. Murphree, are available .to you through Planters Flying Service. Mr. Murphre* represents the Cohoma Chemical Co. of Clavksdalc, Mississippi and has been for the past 7 years entomologist for the State of Mississippi

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