The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1952 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 26, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 198t FARM NEWS AND REVIEW Weevils in Crib-Stored Corn Can Be Controlled With New Insecticide By II. H. Carter Assistant Co. Agent Are you looking for a practical, safe, easy and cheap way to reduce weevil damage in crib stored ear corn? If so, Merrill Osborne of Roseland and John Stevens, Jr. of Dell recommend Pyrenone to you, It is also recommended by the Extension Service, Pyrenone Is a combination of well-known insecticide, pyrethln, end a chemical, plperonyl butox- Ide. For corn, Pyrenone Grain Pro- tcctant *(trade name) Is used. It Is non-toxic to warm-blooded animals. There is, therefore, no danger of any toxic residues on corn used for feed. The material is easy to apply. It la applied at time of storage. Both Merrill and John use hand dusters and apply the dust to the corn in the crib us it Is thrown from the elevator. Application of the correct- amount of the protcctant (one pound per W bushels of corn) Is secured by filling the duster with Just the right amount for each wagon load of corn. The cost is extremely Low, being about two cents per bushel of corn treated. Effective in Open Cribs Probably the greatest advantage of Pyrenone is thnt it Is effective in open cribs. Mr. Osborne has used it the past two years and is using it again, this year. He said the Ilrs year he operated the Whistle Farms the weevils cleaned his corn cribs all but eating the cobs. Pyrenone he &ald. has enabled him to conn nrough each of the past two years .1th compartively sound corn. Mr. Stevens used Pyrenone on ^r corn last year and Is using It .gain this year. John says that it s a blessing to farmers storing corn ti the South. He figures that farmers cribbing corn without using It are missing a good bet. Crib Sanitation Important Merrill warns that to secure eat- sfactory results with Pyrenone, crib sanitation is necessary. Prior to cribbing corn, he thoroughly cleans the ceilings, walls and floors of all cobwebs, old grain and refuse. This is followed by thorough spraying with a good residual insecticide such as DDT Chlordnnc or Emulslfinble Pyrc- 3I1C. Control Rcller on Shucked Corn Control ia much uetcr in the case of shucked car corn than snapped (un.shucked) corn. Pyr:nonc kills by contact. Once the weevil is under the protection of the shuck, there is HI lie to prevent considerable damage to the infested ear. The rate o: multiplication of weevils in corn In the South Is extremely high. I the corn is shucked, field Infesta tion Is exposed to the Pyrenone thus giving the pro tec I ant a bette chance of preventing a build-up o weevils in the stored corn. Other North Mississippi Count farmers using Pyrenone Grain Pro tectant on corn this fall are Glc Cook of Dell and Earl Wildy o Leachvllle. Pyrenone Grain Protectant can be obtained from most any eccd house. HEAD-ON ARGUMENT-—The camera catches a skull-cracking moment at the National Stock Yards in East St. Louis, 111., as a dwarf Black AJigus 'heifer ignores the odds against it and battles a normal sized heifer. Cattlemen say the smaller animal is a freak and not of the recognized miniature strain of Black Angus. It is 34 inches high and weighs about 400 pounds. State's Milk Sales Doubled But Still Shortages Existing Soybean Defoliants Do Not Hasten Maturity, Missouri Expert Says With interest In spray materials for defoliating : soybeans running high In recent years there has been a lot of misunderstanding about its use nnd value. According to L. F. Williams, University of Missouri soybean research specialist, results of many e:%pc:i- • merit* show that spraying soybeans to defoliate them is economical only when it Is necessary to dry up heavy weed growth to combine the he points out that, where heavy "Results of numerous test*;," reports Williams, "Indicate It is diffl- . cult to eat our cake and have It too." He cites one set of tests with defoliating sprays applied three weeks before normal bean ripening time. - , The 'defoliating* sprays hastened maturity of the beans three days but yields were reduced 25 per cent Spraying two. weeks before maturity reduced yields 10 per cent and hastened maturity two days. Spraying beans one week before normal maturity date did not reduce the yielt or Increase maturity to any appreciable extent. "From these results as well a; from many other field tests." sayi Williams, "It is evident thnt It lj not generally economical to use dc foliating sprays on soybeans to has ten maturity of the crop." However veefl growth will not permit com- rining of the mature bean crop, de- *oliating sprays will pay for themselves by Increasing the nmount of icans combined and decreasing shntered seed. Williams explains hat this is particularly true on icavy gumbo soils in southern Missouri where weed growth is often lenvy nnrl the frost date two to weeks after bean maturity. Without the use, of defoliating sprays combining Is usually delnyetl until frost kills the weed growth. Williams' says them are two main types of defoliating materials: dusts and sprays, The first product used to defoliate soybeans was calcium cynnnmid, a dust that has been used for a number of years to defoliate cotton. However, calcium cyanamErl must be used when the soybean leaves arc damp making It difficult to apply, in addition, Williams says results have not boen too successful using the material (or a soybean defoliant. Tn some cases the leaves were dropped but the stems remained green. And what was needed Is n material that will kill the entire plant as well as weed growth. The other main type of chemical soybean defoliant is. pentachlor- phenol, also used as a wood prc- FAYRTTEVILLE, Ark.—Arkansas. farmers arc now selling more than twice as much milk at they did 25 years ago, According to n study of milk marketing nnd utilization recently completed by the University of Arknnsas' Agricultural Experiment Station. Even so, there arc shortages of milk In some markets In the state because of variations In the supply produced during different seasons of the year. The study was made In 19A9 by Assistant Professor H. J. Mccnen, of the Department of Rural Economics nnd Sociology. He obtained Information regarding their operations irpm a sample of the pro- ducer-distilbutors In the state nnd from all of the opreators of plants servative. When properly applied this chemical will dry up both the soybean plant and weeds, he says, Pentnchlorphcnoi is sold by various ronnufacturcrs but usually carries the trade name of "Early Frost." Williams says thnt in order to avoid possible damage to beans yoi should spray only after the pods are full size nnd when the leaves and some of the pods have begin to turn yellow. In nil cases, he advises thnt you follow the directions of the' manufacturer of the dcfol lant material closely. nmml price for the milk because a greater proportion of excess ilk, he point* out. Interested producers and plant peratora may obtain single copies f the report, free of charge, from ounty Extension offices or from he Bulletin Office, University of \rkansas College of Agriculture, 'nyetteville. he Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, now claimed by Egypt, contains nearly million square miles of territory and about eight million people. STRAIGHT hat handled whole milk. The results of tlic study IIRVC Just been published ns Experiment Station' Bulletin 524, "Supply and Tlliliza-' .Ion of MUk Sold in Arkansas." Mr. Mccnen found that approximately 1,425 Arkansas producers sold 1*18 nilIIion pounds of milk to lutd milk plants in 1949. and that 0,444 producers sold 256 million immds of milk to manufacturing ; )tont5 in the slate. Approximately 150 producer-distributors sold 20 million pounds of fluid milk from their own herds and bought nn additional million pounds from other producers There was considerable seasonal vamLEon in the amount of milk delivered to plants. Producers of fluid milk, for example, delivered 246 pounds per day In January, and 342 pounds a day In July. Meanwhile, sales of all bottled dairy of bottled dairy products. -. A con parison of the amount of milk pu chased from regular producers nn tlte amount needed lor all bottled products indicated that many markets bad dn inadequate volume of milk in the season of short supply and an excess in the season of flush production. Most markets experienced a greater excess of butterfat than they did on non-fat milk solids. The shortages in the amount of milk obtained by fluid plants from regular producers were made up in two ways: b£ the purchase of milk from other sources, and by the use of condensed milk or skim milk powder ia the preparation of buttermilk and chocolate drink. The excess milk In the season of flush production was either used in the preparation of manufactured dairy products or sold to other plants as whole milk or butterfat. Mr. Meenen concludes that there existed in Arkansas in 1&49 a market for about 10 per cent more fluid milk than was available from the state's producers in the season of than it by fluid plants varied from n high short supply, if all bottled products of 103 per cent of the average had been made from' Ircsli milk, monthly sale In March to a low of [The potential market, however, was 93 per cent in June. Producers of greater for solids-not-fat manufacturing grade milk delivered. *--- '--••--'-' -"• an average of G4 pounds a day to: plants, with a variation from a low of 4fl pounds in January to a high of 87 pounds In June, July, and August, Nearly 165 million pounds of milk was for butterfat. If production were expanded to meet this potential market and the seasonal pattern of production were not changed ,the result would be a greater excess of milk in the season of flush production. A part of the gain wouldl •was used by fluid plants In the sale then be offset by a lower average The "Caterpillar" D-6 TRACTOR and TOOL BAR The photo above ihov.'C a Caterpillar D-6 Tractor and D-6 Tool Bar pulling six jub-soileri on the Rob Hoy Plantation in Jefferson County near Pin* Bluff. From the firsl cut ol the plow to the last round with the combine, you'll enjoy v/orry-free tractor performance . . . unequalled tractor dependability every step ot the way when you're fanning wilh a John Deere two-cylinder tractor. The unmatched simplicity . . . the unequalled strength o{ parts . . . the over-all more rugged construction o( John Deere two-cylinder tractors mean far less wear, far less— more years of dependable service at bed-rock expense. To the outstanding dependability and rock-bottom maintenance economy of a lohn Deere, add its greater lugging power . .. ifs beller traction ... its many ultra-modern features, and you've got the complete answer to your every requirement. See us the next lime you're in town and get all the complete story of John Deere two-cylinder tractors. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Hear th« "Farm Forum" with Johnny Holmes every Saturday at 12:15 PM on KLRA DEEP TILLAGE INCREASES THE MOISTURE CONTENT OF YOUR LAND This Caterpillar D-6, Tractor and Tool Bar clearly demonstrates how you can effectively break tip your hardpan and plow sole in one easy operation. With an average depth of 18 inches penetration, this method of land preparation improves your soil by— it Stopping water run-oft it Increasing -water absorption •&• Increasing TOO! growth if Increasing saw of land preparation With the hydraulic D-6 Tool Bar a variety of farm implements can be utilized—middle busters, cultivators, ditcher, chisel, disc, and other tool bar attachments. If hardpan or plow sole is one of your farm problems, investigate this proven method of soil improvement . . . and remember, there's no finer farm tractor than the Caterpillar D-6 Tractor •—a fact proven on Arkansas farms. Mail Coupon Tor DeloU: S. Highway 61 Phone 4434 See Your JOHN DEERE Dealer for Quality Farm Equipment Contact' J. A. RIGGS TRACTOR CO. •CATERPILLAR" SALES AND SERVICE FOR ARKANSAS 424 E. Third Little Rock, Ark. Fort Smilh McGche* Cnmdcn West Memphis J. A. RIGGS TRACTOR CO Little Rock Ark. D F«rm« Q Student I would like more information about the Caterpillar D-6 Tractor. Q Have your "Caterpillar" representative explain how the D-6 can solve my farm problems {No obligation, of course) Q Send me literature on the Caterpillar D-6 tractor and the D-6 Tool Bar Attachment Ham< _... Addren _ _... NOTICE Mr. Quenlin Still, of Ihe Still Gin Company, Steele, Missouri, has been appointed as mnuager of the Mid-South Chemical Company Anhydrous Ammonia plant at Yarbro, Arkansas. This plant is located '/i mile west of Highway 61, one mile north of Yarbro, Arkansas. Mr. Still will be. glad to supply the farms of tha IJlytheville, Yarbro, Holland and Steel areas with their requirements for Anhydrous Ammonia Nitrogen. Please Phone Mr. Still at Still Gin Company, Sleele, Missouri — No. 15S or 10-F-4 — for your Anhydrous Ammonia requirements. MID-SOUTH CHEMICAL CO. 1235 Riverside Drive Phone 35-1681 Memphis, Term. This One-Man One man with a McCormick cotton picket is a match for 25 or 30 hand pickers. This machine ncx only picks as fast as a big crew o( men, b«t docs just as good work. Many owners report that machine picking has slashed their harvesting costs onc-half- or more. Big savings like these soon repay the cost of a McCormick cotton picker—put more profit in your pocket at the end of the cotton harvesting season. You can make your cotton harvest as efficient as your mechanized seedbed preparation, planting, and cultivating with a Me- Cocmick cotton picker. It will free you from your dependence on hard-to-gct labor aod enable you to pick day and night if necessary. Talk to owners in your own neighborhood. Let us point out the many exclusive McCormick cotton picker advantages ih* next time you're in town. Outstanding McCormick Cotton Picker Features After harveiririg, the picVvr con b« r»- moved to free the tractor for other work. • k's self-propelled— operated by one man. * M picks both wa>i of fh« row. pow.r nm« and pkking wntt and dumps the 750-pouixi capacity basket. * H doesn't damage *nop*n*d bottt or cotton plants. TAKE A LOOK AT AND THAT; i SUPPOSE IS ONE OF THOSE HlOfcUS CARICATURES VOU CALL MODERN ART. THAT'S JUST A PLAIN EVERYDAY MIRROR DELTA IMPLEMENTS.!* AND LEARN ABOU'i THEIR FRIENDLY < THAT PLEASES EVERY ONE- DELTA' IMPLEMENTS 6865 ARK

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