The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 10, 1967 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 10, 1967
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Hytnwfflt (Ark.) Courier Pfcwi - Friday, February 10,1967 «- ftgt MM FARM NEWS Review and Forecast On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent I will have been working for you and the extension service 30 year's March 1. In that time I guess I have never held a more intense and important meeting than the wage and hour meeting in the Mississippi County HEA Conference Room last Friday. All chairs were filled. One hundred and eighteen people stood,around all walls, behind the speaker and out the double doors in the hallway. I'm told many ethers came, then left because they could not see or hear. I've told you this simply to prove how unsettled and unan- iswered some questions are re- igardirig the law as it'applies j'to farmers, and also to prove ithat farmers are concerned and jwill try t» keep recods and do ;the right thing, i£ someone will iigive them guidelines. •i All farmers are not required iby law to pay $1 per hour for illabor. .1 think less than 10 per- ticent. of our farmers are large 1'enough operators for .the law to i cover or force them to pay the .i$i;per. hour.. . All farmers not covered by the law can pay whatever price for which they can get labor. Someone has guessed that a farm may need be ab6ut 700 acres more before the operator may use enough labor to be covered by the law. , If you used at least SOD *»*&• days of labor in any.calendar quarter last year, you will be expected to pay $1 per hour. This is the equivalent of about seven hands, working full time. If you are close to this, size, then you should .keep' labor records to protect yourself. The Department of Labor win tell you what .informatiiin you 'must keep, but they have refused so far to present a f6rm for you to use or follow. Gibson and Wallace of my office staff have studied the rfr quirements and have developed a form you can use, if you do not have something better. Mr. Krueger, the speaker lest Friday, said this form of ours looked good to him. You can have one as asarnple, upon request. Cotton Groups To Name Board "Candidates v . Arkansas will be represented In .Washington on .the .new Cotr t6n- Board, now being formed 4s a result of the passing of "the; Research and , Promotion iftct in a referendum late last year. #--The -Agricultural Council of "Arkansas, .which has been certified to nominate a cotton grow-'&• of the state to. the Cotton Board, will meet with 6ther ligroups in a caucus Feb. 16. i'The caucus will be held in Lit- 'Itle Rock. From that session, two ^Arkansas cotton farmers will '•be nominated to the board and !;two alternates will be chosen. ji From these; Secretary of Ag- «riculture Orville E. Freeman jiand one alternate. The Arkan- iisas Board member finally sell lected will serve with other cotton growers from all over the i! Cotton Belt in the historic organization to collect $1 per bale. «for research and promotion to -help cotton hold its share of the .fiber markets. i The Agricultural Council of Farm Bureaus Launch Drive For Members An -Intensive membership campaign will be, mounted next week by county Farm Bureaus, according to H.'W.. Robertson, director pf field services for Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation.. Volunteers in every county will canvass their neighborhoods, urging farm families to Arkansas, which had urged .its share of the fiber Markets. The Agricultural Council of Arkansas, which had urged its members to vote for the Research and Promotion Act in the December referendum, also will help select representatives to the organization selected to oversee the research and pr» motion projects. Frank Hyne man of Trumann is president 01 the Council. A spotty precipitation pattern is expected to prevail, heavier than usual in Hie Northwest and Southeast and drier than normal for the Soathwest and Upper Great Lakes. The temperature outlook is for an east-west split, with lower than usual readings prevailing in the East and Southeast, and above in the Pacific Coast and Mountain states. Synthetics on Decline, States Expert but Imports Threaten "The experiences Of 1966 should puncture some notions about future gains of synthetic fiber at the expense of cotton." This was the theme 4f an out- 166k report by Dr. M. K. Home, chief economist of the National Cotton Council, before a joint meeting of the organization's program committee's meeting in San Francisco Friday. He cited a decline in the percentage of synthetic fiber used on the cotton spinning system and pointed especially to a drop back in the use of polyester staple, which had scored gains the preceding four years. Steep declines in prices of polyester- cotton blend shirtings destroyed the big profit advantage which dad caused these fabrics to be boosted over all-cottons. Recent price drops in polyester fibers were described as "a reflection of market distress." Dr. Home acknowledged short-term factors in cotton's good showing. .Military buying tends to favor c6tton because 'the military goes by scientific tests rather than advertising claims," he said. "And'perhaps that the synthetics ran into join or renew mebership in the state - ide farm organization.. Goal for the federatibn is 52,501 mebers. "Groundwork has been laid for a successful Farm Bureau Wek," Robetson said. "County Farm. Bureau leaders are enthusiastic and prospects are ship work early. We are confident the bulk of the job will be completed by the end of the month, which will free county leaders to give attention to legislation and other facets of the organization's program." Awards will be presented County Farm .Bureaus that attain their goals early. 52,292. . what we would call a surplus. Thre was more production than the market would take, and that forced cutbacks to reduce inventories." The arrival of all - cotton durable press shirts on the retail counters was mentioned as the beginning of a new rend. Industry decisions favor- ng high percentages of cotton in blend fabrics were also cited. In the long - range outlook ;he economist said, "The big[est development of 1966 was the passage of the Cotton Research and Promotion Act and the decision of American notion referendum, to go ahead with a dollar-a-bale program." With a competitive price and a decision to put g r e a 11 y en- .arged funds into research and sromotion, cotton now has the most powerful arsenal of competitive weapons in its history, e said. The American example will stimulate other countries to put greater support behind the International Institute for Cotton, which is bringing foreign funds "into partnership with American funds for cotton research and promotion abroad," he said. Cotton production in foreign non - communist countries has increased less than a million bales the last four seasons, but exports have suffered when for- iegn cotton consumption lagged because of losses to synthetic fibers. A cutback of 4% or 5 million bales in the United States carryover this season is raising the threat of serious shortages in upland cottons of 1-1-16 inches CHURCHUKE STRUCTURE shown here is actually the framework for * 40,000 square foot warehouse for fertilizers. Since the fertfliien give off chemicals that corrode metal, the 74-foot-long A-frame is made of wood, according to Koppos Company of Pittsburgh. B*. Si I vex Advised for Weeds >'••• By VASURE GIBSON ''Associate County Extension Agent :;'' Winter weeds in lawns are a 'problem for most horn* owners •'here in Biytheville. If you will 'check your lawn you will prob- ijab'ly find some of the weeds. As Jyoii know, these weeds are un- 'sightly, and they also compete : v,'ith grasses for available nu- itrients and moisture and retard ; the germination of growth of Ifcwi grasses in the early spring, | The primary winter weedt ;; a rt henbit, chickwoed, and bed- iftraw. These undesirable plants fritans thty die back in late spring. Therefore,,. controlling the weeds will greatly assist lawn grasses to get a head start on summer annual grasses that appear late in the spring. Very satisfactory control of winter weeds Is possible with a product named Silvex. This should be aplied in September to October at a rate of three- fourths to one - ounce of active material per 1000 square feet Usually more than one treatment will be necessary for effective control. ,, . - * . * * Silvw li • hormone • typ« herbicide, therefore care should be takes to keep the material away from desirable plants. In order to avoid drifts, use low spray pressure 2 5 PSI or less or a spinkle can and apply when the wind ii less than five miles per hour. Broad leafed weeds can be killed by 2-4 D, a systematic type herbicide that is absorbed through the foliage and - or through the roots. The chemical is decomposed by said bacteria and usually is inactivated in about six weeks. Many common perennials such as field bindweed require several applications. and greater staple length, Dr. Home said. Urging efforts to produce more of these qualities, he said that a shortage could damage cotton in competition with rayon and synthetic fibers and could stimulate foreign cotton production. ' The United States imported more than a million bales of cotton in the form of yarn, cloth and end products during 1966. This represented an increase of 300,000 bales over the previous year's all - time record. "Nobody ' concerned With any part ol our raw cotton economy can look at that powerful trend without becoming alarmed," the economist said. " As late as 1957 we were net exporters of 30,000 bales in manufactured form, but by last year we had become net importers of 637,000 bales. Therefore a market for more than a million bales passed from American mills, which get virtually ail their cotton from our own growers, to foreign mills, which today get only a minor percentage of it from us." Dr. Home said more than three - fifths of the increase in cotton textile imports during 1966 came from Mexico, Portugal, Brazil, Pakistan, Colombia, Spain, and Greece. All these are countries which grow their own cotton except Portugal which has its own colonial supply- . Pointing out .that the Agricul tural Act of 1965, providing payments to cotton producers, wil expire after three more seasons the economist said, "We have to be concerned about what comes after that. But certainly he cotton grower established 'alid claim to a more sympathetic understanding of his prob- cm on the part of all Ameri cans, when he voted to put up a dollar a bale of his own money :or research and promotion aimed at lowering his costs di Maloch Says By D. V. Maloch County Agent LABEL CLEARANCE According to information that las been published in some of he farm magazines, the Du- ?ont Company has a label clearance for the use of Kar- mex over Treflan. The rates are isted on the label. Some of the other companies carry a partial recommendation of their jroducts to be applied over Treflan or Planavin but have not listed it on their label. The University of Arkansas Experiment Stations and Extension Service do not have a specific recommendation on the use of these materials in combination or on top of each other. As you know, the experimenl stations and Extension Service need to be sure of their recommendation for both effective- rectly, turning the trend of hisi^s, injury and rate of markets strongly upward, and ca '< lon before matan & * concrete getting the 'production econ-1 recommandation. omies and the profit improve-1_ A ^ number of farmers have ment that an expanding scale of operations can bring. "That's how he can work his way out of his dilemma and justify an appeal for a gradual transition out of this kind of program rather than one that lowers,the bo6rn on him in some future year." Gas vs. Matches To produce the same amount of heat provided by one cubic loot of natural gas, you would iiave to completely burn between 1,000 and 1,200 wooden matches. Longest-Lived Animals Turtles live longer than any other backboned animals. One giant turtle reached a [recorded age of 152 .years and perhaps lived a total years before it died. tried these materials at various rates without appreciable static damage on the fields. No one mows whether or not the damage might occur under a dif ferent set of field conditions. Incorporation Treflan and Planavin are two pre - emergence materials that must be incorporated in order to give maximum efficiency as pre - emergence materials. Tref- lan is the most volatile of the two and needs to be incorporated immediately after it i s sprayed on the ground. Plana- vin is less volatile and does not require immediate incorporation but does require incorporation for effective perform- it had of 200 Original Sports Heroes The original sports heroes of the United States were oarsmen and riflemen, who competed for high stakes and honors on the American frontier. minds • Karmei, Telvar, Her- jan, artd Cotoran - perform best when not incorporated. These materials are more effective on broadleaf weeds ttian Treflan and Planavin but are not quite so effective on grasses as either Treflan or Planavin. * * * The pre • emergence materials can be applied to cotton either broadcast or in bands. Depending on the width of the band, the. application runs one- third to one-haH of the cost ol the broadcast rate. The details of using the various chemicals on cotton will be discussed at the annual cotton meeting on Feb. 16 by Dr. R. E. Frans, who Is In charge of weed control research for the Agronomy Department of the University of Arkansas; by Gene Woodall, extension cotton specialist, and Allen Harmon, agent. This meeting will be held in the Courthouse in Os ceo la. Weed control will be only one phase Of the total program that will be presented during the all- day session which will begin at 9:30 a.m. SoO Sanities attd Fertilizer Recommendations The county agent's office has received 317 soil samples from 27 farmers during the past few weeks, according to Allen Harmon, associate agent in charge of the soil analysis work (or ths South Mississippi County Extension Office. There js still plenty of time to get soil sarnples analyzed and fertilizer recommendations returned in time for applying The substituted urea com- the fertilizer into the crop. 3 Hours Drive To Horseshoe Bend Estates Vacation - Retirement Resort In the Ozarks Fantasy Land Franklin, Arkansas Phone 322-7241 Here is a Hardy Sales & Service broadcast rig. It would look just as good on your tractor. If this spray rig looks too expensive, IT'S NOT, but we do have cheaper ones. In fact we have about anything- you can think of to chemical farm with. Come on by our place and let us show you a few THINGS that will save you $?$ in 1967. When Is The Best Time To Apply TREFLAN! The best time to apply Treflan is when your soil works best, whether it be spring or fall, we suggest right now. Come by or call and let us explain why its best to put Treflan out right now. We know because chemical farming is our business. DON'T FORGET, IF YOU HAVE A SPRAYER ... WE HAVE PARTS FOR IT. HARDY SALES & SERVICE 70S Ckur Lokt Av«. Ph. PO 1-6978 " I * 2 • V« 4 n 3. 6 • 7 • Mr. Sudden Service Says: IF YOU GROW WHEAT TO MAKE MONEY . . . Then You Should Top Dress With ENUF" Arcadian Uran Nitrogen Solutions. & Here Is Why Arcadian Uran Will Make You Extra Money ... lt is a liquid . . . goes to work for you just as soon as it is applied Easier and faster to handle . . . pumps do all the lifting, saving time, labor and your back. No heavy bags to lift or burn. 3 types of Nitrogen working for you . . . starts fast ... last longer. Top yields. Custom applicators available to do the job for you if you need them. Uniform Application ... No sticking or clogging due to changing weather conditions. All This Adds Up To More Money For You At Harvest Time. For Extra Profits From Your Wheat Get Arca'dion Uran Nitrogen Solution From Farmers Soybean Corp. 'THE HQMt OF SUDDEN SERWCE" BlythevilU Barfi«ld Landing PO 3-8191 PO 3-7003

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