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EIGHT BI/YTHEVTLLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEW* FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, i9M n Committee Studies Control of Noxious Weeds in Missco "Progress in controlling Johnson grass and other noxious weeds in Mississippi County can be made with the wholehearted support of all parties concerned." That is the opinion of the Weed Control Committee of the County Farm Bureau and Kxtension Service. ^CommitIce members voiced this opinion at a planning meeting held recently In the oITicc of County Agent D. V. Maloch In Osceoln. The committee staled in effect that it would take wholehearted support of the farmers, leaders In the various civil divisions, railroads, and others " to make such a program a success. In discussing the problem 1 in the county, the committee reported that practically every farm In Mississippi Comity is infested with one or more noxious weeds such as Johnson grass, nut grass, Bermuda grass, cow-itch vines, wild morning glories, wild sweet potatoes, wild onions and others. And the general belief of the committee members was that the infestations of noxious weeds were on the incrcnse in the county and that it was time steps were taken to work out a workable control program. It was pointed out that noxious weeds cost Mississippi County farmers thousands of dollars annually. it/was explained that according to the Agricultural Service Department of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, it costs the nation's farmers $',000,000,000 annually to control weeds, The committee members listed five specific recommendations on the fight against Johnson grass and other noxious weeds in the county. They are: 1O That a summary of the best methods to use in eradicating Johnson grass and other noxious weeds .should be prepared and distributed among the farmers of the country, 'drainage district supervisors and board members, highway department officials, levee district leaders and officials and business men. (2) That the county Farm Bureau, through Its president, H. F. Ohlendorf of Grider, designate a committee to contact the above mentioned groups and request (heir wholehearted cooperation In a program designed to do away with Johnson grass and other noxious weerts or at 1 en-st 1 esscn I1 ie cost of putting up with them. Each group contacted will be asked to help formulate plans for eliminating noxious weeds and asked to help initiate and carry out an over-all program. (3) The committee unanimously agreed that it will Cake an over-all weed control program that covers the farm land and all the other land adjacent to the farms to be successful, (4) The University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Stations will he called upon to develop and carry out an extensive noxious weeti control research program. This problem should l>e designed to control weeds In row crops, turn rows ditch banks, and other places thai serve RS breeding ground for noxious weed seeds. (5) Chemical manufacturing companies should be encouraged to continue their research program on weed control, both In crops and on ditch banks. Fred Jacobs of Osceola Is chairman of the Weed Control Committee. Other members of the committee are Stanley Carpenter, Fabcr A. White and G. U White. Osceola; W, J. Denton, Wilson: W. R. Dyess, Luxora; E. M. RegenoM, Armorel; John Stevens Jr., and E. A. Stacy, Dell; B. A. Lynch, and Chester Calriwell, Blythevllle and Rex Cas- tlcberry, Manila. several times as long as wooden rosls that have not been treated. teplacing posts is a tedious job nd quite often the tension of the Ire Is lost during this operation. TV HELPS MAKE THE "H" BOMB—Scientists al the Atomic Energy Commission's Argonn* National Laboratories near Chicago make use ol three-dimensional television in handling, by remote control, dangerous radio-aclive innlcrkils. Here an A.K.C. employe watches, via the TV screen, as on object almost a fifth of a mile away is handled by electronically operated &rms. The Commission's eighth semi-annual report just received in Congress states that the U. S. is "now under way" ia the production ol o nydroj;cn bomb and that progress has been made toward the development of atomic engines for use m both planes and submarines. Report on Two-Year Survey Of Tomato Market Made by UA FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 4— Fresh tonmtocs of No. 1 <top) grade and of six by six and larger size are .the choice of wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. In the city of St. Louis at least. That was determined in a' :study of market .preferences of these three groups which agricultural economists of the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station conducted in St. Louis In June and July, 1948. The city of St. Louis was selected for the study since it is an important outlet for tomatoes originating In Arkansas and other sections of the United States. Interviews were held with 29 wholesale dealers, who handled about 90 per cent of the fresh tomatoes moving through wholesale channels there, and with 16 retail operators. Additional In- formation on retail preferences was obtained from records of 20 stores, end information • on consumer purchases was secured in 16 retail stores. According to a report on the study which has just- been published. wholesalers preferred a globe- I shaped tomato, wrapped nnd packed • as a straight pack in lidded lug boxes which held about 30 pounds. Daily wholesale price quotations indicated a preference to tomatoes of six by six and larger size and of No. 1 grade. Retail operators also preferred a globe-shaped tomato of six by six and larger size and of No. 1 grade These operators preferred to handle . 1-pound consumer packages to handling bulk tomatoes. Consumers. on the other hand, indicated a preference for purchasing tomatoes in bulk rather than in the consumer packages. Consumers \veif willing to pay a premium for No. i grade tomatoes in comparison with No. 2 's. These and other market prefer- ences for fresh tomatoes serve as Important guides to tomato growers, handlers, and consumers, the report points out. Interested persons can obtain single copies of the publication, which Is Bulletin* 494, "Market Preferences for Fresh Tomatoes at St. Louis. Missouri," from county Agents In Arkansas \or from the Bulletin Office, University of On Missco Farms Woody K. ackson , Assi. Agent For Kcilli J. Billjrey \Vet Weather I think alt of us agree lhat the moisture has been "certainly wet" after the past, two weeks rain. Uti- olfJeml observers place the rainfall at 14 -16 Indies for the month ol July. Native Mississippi Count a ins say this Is the most unusual July they can remember. When farmers meet the topic of speculation is, who has plowed the inosb water furrows. If our "cotton mules" could talk they might ask if the delta can ever do without them. For wet weather jobs like the one just mentioned, I doubt If all of our nia- County Agent Keilh J. Bilbrey County Arkivnsas College Fayetteville. of Agriculture, Tornadoes strike the United States more furiously and frequently than anywhere C!SR it; the world. chiticry can replace them. Weed Control At a meeting of the Agricultural Subcommittee on Weed Control nt Osceola last week, trie main topic of discussion wsvj Johnson gross. The men on this committee warmed to the task and did a thorough Job of planning for the work ahead. The? results of this meeting will be published later. The group indicated that a perfect Job of eradication would be impossible without the cooperation of all farms, highways, railroads, etc. I Tog Prices With the price of hogs nnd beef going up, it Ls hard for a farm lams]y to keep from selling those, aul- maLs that were intended for-home use. A good way to lose money, however, is to sell a home meat animal and then a tempt to buy back the hams, steaks or pork chops at Tractor Driving Champ Jim Taylor of Leachville won the ractor driving contest and will epresent North Mississippi Coun,y 4-Hcrs at Fayetteville. Even hough this is the first year such i contest has been held here, the boys did very well. I helped Jud&* ^ similar contest at Osceola that afternoon and those boys who have leen under the supervision of William Watson for three years are really experts now* The NuiutUgmlut Eskimos, a nearly extinct Alaskan tribe, were nomadic caribou hunters tw» eratlons ago. the retail markets. One of the ad vantages of living on the farm the ability to grow and have plen ty to eat, regardless of econom: conditions. We sec this today as the city housewife is seen trying to balance her fond budget aghinst the rising costs of meats and other foods. Farm families who raise most of these items need worry little about these rising costs. Today the farm family is not limited to the old practice of an annual winter "hog-kUling ir tfme. Freezer locker facilities can now bring the farmer together with a willing purchaser of his meat at any time of the year. Selling half of a ft'ell- finlshed beef carcass, lor instance, to another locker patron will not only leave the farm family with a side of good beef, but the sale will pay most of the feed costs. Adopting this practice will help make the home meat animal much more valuable than sending it to market- Fence Post Treating Although very little land is fenced in North Mississippi County, farmers can save much of the money spent for replacing fences by 'treating green posts with a preservative. Barb or woven wire lasts Cotton Wilt A' few farmers in the county have noticed a few stalks of cotton or a small plot in a field which showed signs of stunted growth and leaves dying and shedding. This Is a soil born disease caused by a fungus or bacteria and Is called Fusarium Wilt. Other names for it are "black heart" and "Trenching." Cotton on .sandy or sandy loam soils Is most commonly affected but the disease is not uncommon on clay and other soils. Aside from being more troublesome during wet seasons pr rainy spells, cotton wilt seems to be little affected by climatic conditions. The only control measure Is the use of resistant varieties. 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