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FARM WEW Results of Missco Fertilizer Tests Tabulated by County Agent WLw Y*Uk •'" -— m.' n « *. _.. ........ . ~ ' BUhrty 4 H H (C«utT AienU) R*alliing th« need for field t««t raulU to supplement chemical soil ( analysis in determining fertilizer needs on^North Mississippi County •oils, > series of cotton fertilizer test plots were carried out In the county in 1952. , ; • ; Six tert ploti were conducted by the following Ertension Service co- operatorat , ; Charlw and Fred Abbott («-H Club meinben) — Flat Lake Robert Z«rl Davis (4-H Club member) — Calumet. " W. D. Hammonds — Flat Lake. Malcolm Koonce — Cole Ridge. • John Stevens, Jr. — Dell. James Harold Byrd (4-H Club member) .— Leachvllle. The Blythevills Fertilizer Corporation furnished the fertilizer used on the test plots.N Fertilizer Treatmenta Each of the six test plots Wfre Table 1.. Increase Treatments. IdenticaJ in «t-up, In each test* plot the following fertilizer treatments were compared with a check (no fertilizer): (11 40 pounds N (nitrogen), un der the row. (40-0-0). (2; 40 pounds N (nitrogen) plus 40 pounds P3O5 (phosphoric acid) under the row. (40-40-0). (3) 40 pounds N (nitrogen) plus 40 pounds K2O (potashl under the row. (40-0-40). (4) 40 pounds N plus 40 pounds P2OB plus 40 pounds K2O under the row. (40-40-40). KlBdheM (5) ,40 pounds N plus 40 pounds You kn «*. 'here is a lot of kind- P2O5 plus 40 pounds K2O under the *}? ss . ln ' nls old *°rld. Some was e row plus an additional 40 pounds K as a side dressing. (80-40-40) „ „ .„,. "' urajiywn nose Began coming to . <6) 40 pounds N under the row y Webb and her sister, Mary, plus ah additional 40 pounds N as aftcr tne arlio! * went in the paper a side dressing. (80-0-0). • ab °ut their profitable handicraft of Results Results of the six cotton fertilizer test plots are given in tables 1 and 2. in Yields Obtained from '.the 'Different.' Fertilizer Ferilttaer Treatment * Yield Above Check (No Fertill»er) te Pound! Seed Cotton Per Acre &. n o~ 40-0-0 ' gt 40-40-0 "]." 233' 40-0-40 ' 233. 40-10-40 39. 80-40-40 202* 80-0-0 " 122- Yield of Check.; |182S W § ^ "1 gg "3 n 5. 0 055 .0 * to g 0« " < tJ TJ O BJS n a 2.T3 ts 5" n v+ (-) lOO'l 382lnj(-)50'| 260233 j M3| 392;(-)97'| 86402 | 748| 526; 238 | 134« 496 | «64| 432J 222 | 133' ,115 | 387| 520] 358 | 98201 1 326 209 249 |C-1 66' .»> •o ^ m 103242 380 331 290 173 1S43 |1574|1695| 1303 | 971 [1502 • Not statistically significant. This means that the chances are not great enough to Interpret the yield Increase as being the result of the fertilizer treatment rather^than the result of variation in soil, stand, etc. The low yield Increases seen In' turns from Ihe various fertilizer r^rTtes^ JM?5£ ^s^jffr^-ss llorTof £«»** eaTSu: %S£ ^£™» « "Th ing frost, an inherently droughty (ert!lizer treatment. In figuring the soil, and the severe summer drought per acre value of the y ie l d increase limited response to fertilizer on this (above the fertilizer, picking and P'"*' ginning cost), lint v,as valued at 38c With the exception of the Byrd I per P oun<1 « nd cottonseed at *10 pl"t, soil tests show no wide rtif- I pcr ton Cost °* Picking and gln- ferencea in toe a.yallable plant food nm S the increased yield was figured of.ih«-Hifr.r.^t „!-.. at WM and ' $110 p(fr hund ^3 /re _ of-the different,plots. Table 2'shows'trie nnancia spectively. Table 2 Financial^ Returns from the Various Fertilizer Treatments- I Based on Average Yield Increase of All Plots. ^1 ss 3 S 8§ 40-0-0 | 40-40-0 | 40-0-40 | 40-40-40 ' 80-40-40 80-0-0 *§' § ^ 3. s •i „ -» 4J8 7.50 «40 12.92 1720 8.5« 1U >g§ si™ 1 »£ 8.S 8 = C* 1 P & 103 242 380 331 290 ITS ?s!3. «h. ' «"*? n 11$ *l* ' OS. • I|«! B &£. TO L O- &? 3« , a| fe C S5 "•o < 3 |B 1 5S » 6 85 | $ .1 60 18.74 1 2 50 34 73 | 5 43 '2579 | 1.77 H.18 | 0 82 1000 \ " 1.17 It can be seen from table 3 that If both the dollar value of the yield Increase and the net" return per dollar of fertiliser investment is considered, the'40 pounds nitrogen —40 pound potash treatment gave the best- results. Th« effect of the different ferti- An average of all plots, however, showed no statistically significant effects upon earlmess of any of the fertilizer treatments. It must be emphasized that definite conclusions cannot oe-drawn H.D. CLUB MEMQS kj Mr*. GeHnfe a Hobmaa (Ham* . di5 P |a y«> recently when packages °* olrt « n >'lon hose began coming to nylon corsages. Betty saya that they have received big packages of hose from "Missouri and Mississippi. We also received a letter from a lady in Little Rock who had seen the article in the Democrat, She also makes corsages and wants to know where to send hers for sale Gift* lo Veterans The Leachville Home Demonstration Club was the first to. turn in Christmas packages for veterans In hospitals at Memphis. Mrs. Julia Haralson. with the Red Cross, says the quota for North Mississippi County is 25, toilet sets and the home demonstration clubs have assumed all the responsibility. The packages must be in my office by December 1. Give Thanks November is an excellent .time for community socials. Since this U the month for Thanksgiving, it means so much to us this year to celebrate in making it a time of rejoicing for the blessings that have been ours end for those we hope to keep A Thanksgiving party may be very simple, inexpenshe, and yet very successful But whether your party is large or small, careful planning is needed. - For decorations, she suggests leaves worked in with a frieze of ears of corn. On the refreshment table, use small pumpkin candle holders, pine cone or apple turkeys and pipe stem dolls. As a starter for the social you might use a corn guess place a Jar of shelled corn on a table Have the guests write their guess as to the number of grains in a book be- sicie their names The winner (closest guess) gets the corn. Other contests might be a corn shelling contest and a turkey walk Refreshments might be cookies cut like turkeys and pumpfcins and elder Safety ~~ The pedestrian has the right of way. He also has the funerals In cooperation with the National Safety Council, the Arkansas Council or; Home Demonstration Clubs re minds you to cross at Intersections and always walk with the light It's Time To _ 1 Plow the garden this fall. i^. R ve it rough through the winter ' 3 Keep leaves faked from the newly-seeded lawn, if left too long, " moth « r the V Grow a house plant Wilhtlm Wonders ' nfN ^ Y °RK <*>>-Hoyt Wilhelm of the New York QianU was .' pitching workhorse this year In National League play. The senior " 1 ™ 1t ' s earned run leader ulth a '"'' 7t 2/3 lnnln e s to Sept.. The '. rookie lizer treatments on earltness varied »«^i. VI^CLMM^IIM, un Burliness variea son as occurred widely on the different test plots. 1 severe drought. V yon feel yotfri not retting mnywnert fiiwnciaDy, let a checking account help. That way, youTl know where*, your money goes and wher. yon on cut down. Open your account this week with the friendly First National Bank. BLYTHEVILLE ~ W*~. 4 V, J_ , ^, ^ I- i** 1 -^ * >t'M*> *i~1 ^ — ^HM B )H-/ < . -A.^. ^,~ ••; _"_'* ll r *"''x/'WT'5, fa *-j-^^«"M*i> •: .^Y^-;^ '^|ff.'"-^%ff 7 4 i , %. V ' " & *'£• > r< - ''" r ..'.VjJij£L $*8$U $ •••>'*: ,?.f, ? iy,7r '. • ,< ' •-4^r y . ."_._«;,• %i' J >";, Mother Nature Does the Work CORTEZ, Colo. (/n_A Southwestern Colorado firm, Colorado Cnr- bonlcs, Inc., taps Mother Earth for what It needs to operate. The company hns a 7,200-foot aroon-dloxide well, drilled In 1B47, .hlch produce* seven tons of dry ice dally. Thl» U put up In 50- pound blocks. Fuel to operate the machinery at the pl«tn comes from a nearby natural KM well, also owned by the company. NEW TENANT HOME — Bhowri above Is the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young on a farm near Oosnell owned by John W. Meyer 'of Wilson. It Is * * * * the first farm home built in North Mississippi County under the Farmers Home Administration loan program. (Courier Newi photo) * +- _____ Farm Home at Gosnell Is First Financed by FHA in N. Missco The first farm home in North Mississippi County built under the Farmers \Home Administration loan program is the five-room residence of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young near Gosnell. Mr. Young has been farming 320 acres for the past two years for John W. Meyer ot Wilson. Costing about »6,500, this home was financed through an FHA loan. Under a low passed about two years ago but little used thus far in this county, loans may be obtained through the FHA at four per cent interest for as long as 33 years. Dilmus Hearnsberger, head of the Farmers Home Administration office In City Hall here, says these lo'ans can be made to farm owners either for their own homes or for „,homes for tenants. Availability of good housing, he pointed out. Is an important factor in finding a good tenant and keeping him. The Young's hotnf, of frame construction with asbestos siding includes living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bath and utility room. Floors arc of oak. Gravel is being hauled to the farm for a concrete drive to be built later. On Missco Farms County Iftnl K«Uh J. Bilbrey FertllUint Cotton Pays Off Even In 1952 the use of fertilizer on cotton was profitable, if the right kind was used We carefully conducted, and supervised six cotton ferUli?er plots in various parts of the county this year. Each plot had six different fertilizer treatments: lt.may.be mildly,surprising that the mosUprofitable fertilizer in five of these tests, all east of Big Lake, was 40-0-40. For each dollar Invested In this type of fertilizer these plots averaged returning a net of S5.43. For more details on this valuable research for 1952, look for the story oh cotton fertilization 'elsewhere on this farm page. ^ Fertilizing So; beam Don Not Pay Dr. .Beacher at the University helped us conduct five soybean fertilizer test plots in the county this year. There were four different fertilizer treatments After thrashing and calculating yields, Dr. Beacher sends a summary w tin this statement "There are no significant differences In the soybean yields as a result of fertilizer treatment.on any of the fields." .This bears out our pervious contention and exeprience. These tests were conducted by Jim Smotherman, B I y t h'e v 11 l~e; Vance Dixon, New Liberty; George Hale, Burdette; Alex Curtis and Crockett Wright. Manila. How Valuable i> Research? If you appreciate the soybean crop in your faiming operation, then you have to give credit to research, it was.the Arkansas Experiment Stations 'that originally developed the Arksoy soybeans and put this ores in -the soybean business. Later It was the Tennessee Exeprlrrient Stations that bred and de^eloped the Ogdeii bean. , , , Have you ever heard about how little money you have appropriated for agricultural experiment' stations Koric In recent years? It Is too ridiculous to mention: The stations have had: to operate almost on a paying basis rather than to experiment. A recent TJSDA report aay« that agricultural research in the past 30 years »'now. adding two billion dollars to your, annual farm income. Foundation Seed Available The Tennessee Crop Improvement Association has some foundation Ogden soybeans this year. There is considerable local demand for, this seed.so lhat,certified Ogdens can be produced here next year. If you are interested in eome of these seed, do not put off your refluest. Interestlnj Results I have told you before of our test work, trying to find some control for vetticlllium wilt. We tried a very new material In two of these tests this year, one.was on the Armorel Plantation, and the other was .on the B. c. Land Company farm nn I Buffalo Ditch, Leachvllle, Controls were not spectacular but were Interesting enough for the experiment ctntlona to follow through' and try this material again next year. In the Buffalo Ditch test near Leachvllle, there was »n Increase of 311 pounds of seed cotton in the heavier treated areas compared to the checks. Whai a Lon / "Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink." I don't know what the connection is, ibut I am going to say, soybeans, soybeans, evcrjwhere, and not a hog to eat them! I have estimated that 300,000 bushels of Mississippi County soybeans shattered onto the ground this year due to the exceedingly dry weather at harvest: time. Paul Hughes says that Isn't right, that lt'« 400,000 bushels. Anyway, Isn't It a shame that we don't have hogs to turn into these soybean fields and at least recover «ome of the loss? ., ' Soybean Support Price The government soybean loan support price ha« already been-announced for the 19i3 crop. I understand it is the same u this year's support price. I believe that was »2 56 a bushel lor: the national average and maybe 1254 In Arkansas. With that guarantee ahead, do you want to grow some more soybeans? BRASS FITT| NGS = 1 t PBICE8 T« SAVE YM MONEY All type* Br«M Fi«l»»«. Co»- nectori, V«l»«. Intlallatlon "Tools «n<< Cooper a«d Aluminum Tubinj. Highest quality m*teri>l» for «I1 "i»ke« o< »aa. _oil •«<"! water »p»ll»nc«a. « KASOMMi S. H. LEGGITT COMPANY John S. Vautier REPRESENTATIVE 1531 Cramp Are. Memphh, Temv Then*'* IM! 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