The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 23, 1966
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Plgt 8x - Btythevffle (Ark.) Orator Van - frlday, September ». im _ No Advantage In Close Bean Rows Data obtained in row spacing ancj. planting raie studies of Lee soybeans indLaU that consistent-yield increases cannot be obtained by planting equally spaced rows closer than about 32 to 40 inches, provided as much as 40 pounds of seed are planted per acre at a recommended planting date. In the studies, rows as close as 32 inches appeared to be advantageous c:uy when the soybeans were grown on soils and | tl]e under conditions that restrict ed plant growth. These studies were conducted by the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. It was also found that uneq- ual row spacing patterns failed to increase yields signifacantly over the conventional equal spacing of rows at three test locations. In anotner pnase of the study no significant differences in yield were found where skips in the two center rows of four-row plots were two feet in length. Significant decreases did occur, however, with skips either four or six feet in length, major compensation for apparently came from the end plants in the skips, but some filling in also occurred from the adjacent rows, especially when skips were four feet or longer. The effects of simulated cross- 140 130 120 lio 100 80 FARM PRICES - Index, 1947-49=100 1962 1965 __ T947 1950 1953 1956 1959 The Agriculture Department has absolved the nation's farmers of responsibility for recent sharp increases in food prices. According to department statistics, over-all farm prices have consistently lagged behind rising retail food prices since the early 1950s. On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent Many of you call often for cotton statistics; acreage, outlook, etc. ASC just now has accurate data on cotton acreage in Mississippi County. Hary McDaniel said:— 1. Farmers total "effective allotment" for 1966. (Acres pup chased from out of County not included.) — 179,451; . 2. Farmers agreed to divert — 45,838; 3. But fanners actually planted - 134,481; 4. Cotton acres lost to bad plowing for weed control were also evaluated in these studies. It was found that yields were not reduced significantly by the simulated crossplowing treatments in fields planted at a recommended date and producing medium to high yields, although plots containing skips tended to produce lower yields than the check plots. Complete results of these studies are contained in Bulletin 713, published recently by the Experiment Station. Single, copies of Bulletin 713 may be obtained, without charge, from county Extension agents in Arkansas, or from the Bulletin Room, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. in the Mid South continue to recommend; — "about 60 per cent of the crop should be open before defoliation is tried." If our farmers wait that long, the weather may be so cool that the defoliant may not work good. But there is bright side too. Cotton seed will surely bring more money this fall. Total cotton seed production is expected to drop 27 per cent from last year. One USDA prediction says: "The season - average price re- Picking Is Still Tardy By R. M. Brownlee The cotton harvest moved at i slow pace in Northeast Arkansas, according to the Consumer nd Marketing Service, USDA. Showers over the weekend continued to hamper matur- .ty. Cotton plants in much of the ;erritory are green, rank, and still growing due to frequent rains during past weeks. Insect problems grew - in proportion. Boll weevil and bollworm infes-. tations, in several counties, are the heaviest in years. Tvte Extension Service is some areas advised farmers to maintain regular poisoning schedules to control the pests. Only 92 samples of new crop cotton have been received and graded by the Blytheville Classing Office compared to 20,756 samples on the same date las season. Harvesting in volume is expected to get underway in about two weeks. Some farmers weather — 15,505; _ |ceived by farmers for the 1966 5. They destroyed, to get in| cr0 p O f cotton seed probably line with their allotments 1,445; 6. Acres left for 1966 harvest - 117,531; For the 1965 crop, the Crop Reporting Service said:— 1. Mississippi County farmers planted - 168,800; 2. Acres of cotton harvested — 164,200; 3. Yield per harvested acre - 622 Ib; 4. Total 500 Ib. gross wt. bales - 213,400; The 1964 crop:— 1. Planted - 178,850; 2. Harvested — 175,000; 3. Yield per acre 628 Ib.; 4. Total bales — 229,700; The near record cool August, with many cloudy days, along with the late planting, makes the 1966 crop a bit less promising. Our first bale came about 25 days later than last year. Late maturity compourds the defolition need and problem. Many fanners need to wait later than normal to defoliate, so they will protect the late crop and not damage small bolls. All University Experiment Stations will average at least $60 per ton compared to $46.70 last year." We have been flooded with soil samples recently. The University laboratory has analyzed over 250 samples for us this month. Along with the District Fair, 4-H Club activities, Farm Bureau .resolutions work and other items, — we must write all these soil recommendations and deliver them soon. For i n s t a n c e, Earl Wildy | brought in 10 samples and said. "Rush these. I've put this oit too long. I can't plant my wheat until you get the fertilizer recommendation for me." It takes about eight days to ship soil samples, process them through moisture and temperature units, test the samples, write the analysis and mail (hem back to County Agent's Offices. Then we have to write the actual recommendations for each field, and deliver it. So, — if you are going to need wheat fertilizer recommendation, don't put off your soil sampling too long. FARM NEWS Review and Forecast Pecan Scab' Cause Of Early Drop BO GIBSON Associate County Agent Premature drop of pecans, a real profit • robber, is often caused by a mold-like fungus attack commonly called "pecan scab." This fungus is one of the most destructive diseases of pecans, especially in the humid s o u t h e r n and southeastern states. The scab fungus attacks the rapidly growing tissues of the leaves, shoots and nuts. When ihe affected tissues stop growing, they become immune. Vigorously growing trees are there- than those in a low state of vigor. The greatest damage is done to the nuts, the loss of crop sometimes being complete. On highly susceptible varieties, such as schley and maiian, defoliation often results. The fungus is carried over winter in the infected spots on old leaves and shucks or on the shoots of the trees. When weather conditions become favorable in the spring, the fungus becomes active and produces spores that may be carried by wind to new leaves, shoots and nuts, and they may cause further infections. The primary infection of scab on the leaves may be observed as pinpoint size, olive - brown lesions, usually on the veins of the lower leaf surface. The spots of infection on the nuts are small, black and circular. These spots enlarge and may then resemble bruise. In some cases the entire nut surface will appear black. To minimize scab Infection sist of knocking all old shuck and leaf stems off that may be on the trees. These long with hose that fall normally should je raked and burned or plowed under before new growth begins in the spring. Clean cultivation will provide more sunlight and better air circulation, which will Dromote quicker drying of the foliage and nuts. The fungus is favored by wet, lumid conditions. In order to obtain good scab control a fungicidal spray program must supplement the sanitation program. These spray schedules, which give the recommended 'ungicide, time of application, rate, can be obtained from the County Agent's Office. , , defoliated part of their cotton rse , of d * mage - a c ? m " „,„„ ,•„ *„„«,«i™,i p ____ *„ bmation of sanitation practies crop in south Mississippi County during the week. The bulk of cotton classed during tiie week was Middling and Strict Low Middling in grade with 1 3-32 inches staple. Most o£ the cotton had a micronaire reading of 5.0 and .above. Cotton began entering trade channels in Mississippi and Louisiana at prices that varied mostly from 50 to 100 points over loan levels. Fanners in those two states sold cottonseed on gin yards mostly at $60 to $65 per ton. Ginnings reported by the Bureau of the Census as of September 1 amounted to 3,757 bales in Louisiana and 3,261 in Mississippi. United States ginnings as of September 1 were reported at 395,862 bales, compared with 921,793 to the corresponding date last season. Prices quoted on the Memphis Spot Market as of September 19 were: Strict Middling 1 1-16 inches cotton was quoted at 24.50 cents, Middling 1 1-1624.00 cents, and Strict Low Middling cotton with 1 1-16 inches staple was 21.75 cents per pound "Five Ks" Orthodox members of India's Sikh religion display their faith by wearing the "five Ks" —kes, unshorn hair; kachh, knee-length pants; kara, the iron bracelet; kirpan, the short sword; kangha, a comb worn under the turban. often necessary and profitab-e. Sanitation measures should con- Now! Never Clean Your Toilet- Again! DuraSani does it for yrru automatically! $1.98 Economy Silt Scientific OuraSini cltimr y«f toilet for you — lUtomitleilljl Simply hanj it inside flvnh-Unk. Each flush releases exclusive formula into bowl. Special detergents, siliconts. 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