The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 10, 1967 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 10, 1967
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Pagi Two - Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Friday. March 10, M67 FARM NEWS Review and Forecast On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbray, County Agent ": A nice new industry for Ely- theville? : I'll tell you one thing. If we ^ould all improve our lawns, shrubs and landscaping, I'll bet our town could land more new industry, and in less time. ; This is no longer just a cotton (own. Let's dress it up some. Can any improvements be made around your house this spring? : March has been designated by Governor Rockefeller as, CMarch for Beauty Month." the Agricultural Extension Ser- yice is cooperating, along with file "Keep Arkansas Beautiful" Association. : Farm science has been transferred to the city lawns. We <jan now have beauty never before equaled, in town. New chemicals, soil testing, better fertilizing and power mowers make beautiful lavms possible and practical. : Soil testing of town lawns is as^easy and practical as farm soil testing. Why not use the kind of plant foods that your grass and shrubs need? Why not ask us how to take grass needs so little and starved for the foods grass needs in great amounts. Bermuda grass needs great amounts of nitrogen, almost no phosphorous and a little potash. In a scale of available plant food, extenling from "very low" to "high," available nitrogen in Blytheville soil is often most often at "medium." You see how very much "out of balance" Mississippi County soils are for growing bermuda? So, without a soil test, we guess at a lawn fertilizer rec- I ommendation of from 100 to 400 pounds of actual nitrogen per acre, depending on how lush a lawn is desired. This total to be divided and applied three or more times during the year from May 1 to September 1. By comparison, we usually recommend about 60 pounds of actual nitrogen per acre for Chemicals Provide Weed-Clear Lawns By JIM LEE WALLACE Assistant County Extension Agent North Mississippi County Would you like to have a weed-free lawn? It's possible, past year. Look at his lawn today and you can certainly see the results of his work. What about the broadleaf weeds? Dandelions, wild onions or garlic, plantain, dock and other boradleaf weeds can with the use of the chemicals I be contro ii e d with 2, 4-D amine we now have available. There is no reason for you to have a crabgrass problem. You can treat the soil this month, before the crabgrass starts to grow, and your problem will be These hormone type herbicides sprays, or the 2, 4-0 wax bar. can be used as soon in the spring as temperatures are above 60 degrees for 8-10 hours. solved for the entire year. Two| ed This treatment may be repeat- materials that can be used for this purpose are Dacthal or zy- trOn. A newer material, Beta- san, also shows promise. Dacthal and zytron are avail- ble in both a soluable powder should be used at a rate of four ounces active material per 1000 square feet. Zytron should be used at a rate of 5.5 ounces active material per 1000 square feet. This past year Dacthal was used on the lawns of the First Baptist and the Beacon Baptist Churches in Blytheville and J. L. Cheery used it on his lawn on Main Street. It controlled crabgrass all year long! I.chal- lenge you to find crabgrass on any 'of these lawns even this year. cotton. Never do we recommend I But if you can't use a pre- more than 90 pounds. More of-1 emergence herbicide and crab- ten reduces cotton yields. In a golf course where grass perfection and fast grow* is soil sample, borrow a soil|desired, can you guess what sampling tube, collect a pint of soil properly, bring it to us (or submitting to the University of Afkansas lab? ; ' ; Maybe you do not realize the p'eculiar plant food needs of ber- m'uda grass. We have repeatedly heard statements such as "Mississippi Qounty soils are the richest in the world," until some actually believe them. ,:But rich in what?? .-Most Blytheville soils 'are very rich in certain plant foods that our nitrogen recommendation is? It is almost 700 pounds of actual nitrogen per acre, divided and applied each week. If you want a beautiful lawn, use abundant amounts of nitrogen When you get abundant her- j grass comes up, you can still get rid of it. The arsenicals DSMA, MSMA, MAMA and CMA do a good job in post- emergence control of crabgrass. These materials are sold under a variety of trade names, like Ansar, Panther juice, crabgrass killer, etc. These may temporarily burn desirable grasses, but if used at recommended rates, ttiey will The broadleaves — clover and duckweed — are harder to kill. Silvex, sold locally as Ortho's "chickweed and clover killer" should be used now to kill these and other winter weeds. Repeated applications are usually necessary. Of co u r s e all undesirable weeds and grasses are not easy to control. Nutgrass is one of the hardest. Repeated applications of one of the arsenicals will eventually work. A newer nutgrass killer called granular Eptam, may offer some help. It will be especially helpful in flower beds and around shrubs. Then, after proper chemicals, if you will apply recommended amount of nitrogen fertilizers, you will surely be proud of your lawn all summer. Call the County Agent's Office at PO 2-2075 if we can be of any help, to you. muda grass, less desirable recover. You may need to replants will seldom germinate or!peat this treatment two or three grow. Many seeds, like crab- times. Bo Gibson, our associate grass, cannot germinate without sunshine on the ground. A thick stand of bermuda greatly shades the soil. county extension agent, who lives at 1101 E. Ash, did a good job in controlling crabgrass and other weeds with arsenicals this farmers' Questions Answered At Delta Experiment Station By D. V. Maloch ••'- County Extension Agent - South Mississippi County A small group from South Mississippi County visited the Delta Experiement Station at Slb'neville, Mississippi last Wednesday. We found about the game answers to our major problems as were presented to our farmers by the University of "Arkansas research and Extension people at the annual cotton and soybean meetings. Much of the data presented was in- response to questions raised by Harold Ohlendorf, Larry Wpodard, Bryan Bonds, Tucker Oliver, or your county agent. ":.GnE of the fertilizer and soils reaserch men, W. I. Spurgeon, made the following statements ia.his line of work at the station: -.(I) In the heavy, delta soils, we get no increase in yield from applying Boron or Moly- denum. His observation and research data corresponds to our trials in Mississippi County and Ip general recommendations by research and Extension in Arkansas. '."(2) Results indicate that plant hormones including gibberlic acid will increase yields in the heavy delta soils. (3) Herbicides will reduce microbial activity in the soils. ..(-4) Due to compaction by a niomber of means such at heavy equipment, the physical Structure of our soils needs to be improved but few people have been successful a timprov- lug it very rapidly. l'.-(5) Their nitrogen fertilizer application rates are slightly higher than the recommendations followed in Arkansas. Tills impartially due lo a longer growing season and less Verti- cjiliium Wilt damage. '.Dr. E. E. Hartwig, who is in cfiarge of the south central area for soybean research, made the following statements: ..ft) Over an eight year period, no variety of soybeans has ouiyieldcd the Lee variety by (3) Farrtiers over a period years should produce 40 bushels per acre on black land provided they follow the best known practices, he added. (4) Because of greater tolerance to phytophera root rot, the Davis variety is the best variety for poorly drained heavy clay soils. This is the same statement made by Dr. C. E. Caviness, the developer of the Davis variety, at our soybean meeting a few days ago. (5) Dr. Hawig outlines a little different program for growing maximum yields than most people. His recommendations are to (a) Disc lightly in fall, winter or early spring to tie down the straw or stubble. lb) Work the ground just deep enough to kill out the weeds and grass seedlings with an orchard or spring tooth harrow. Keep the ground flat. Run the orchard harrow as often as necessary to control grass and weeds. (c) Plant after middle of May by using disk openers to place seed in firm moist soil. (d) Use the rotary hoe several times as soon as the beans are up to a good stand. (e) Cultivate very shallowly. (f) Keep row area flat for flame cultiavtor. NOTE( If the ground is in good shape and dry use a broadcast pre - emergence in the fall or early spring. (g) One may have to use the disk in spring and follow with the spring tooth harrow. Shallow land preparation on heavy clay soil produces as high yields as deeper preparation provided vines are not too serious a problem. The disc opener should be used so that the seed can be placed into moist ground. If one expects (9 plant on a low bed, he should put his beds up early and knock them par- lially down. They should be worked with the orchard harrow as often as needed to keep down the vegetation until mid- rb'o're than two per cent at the ! May or planting !ime but never Delta Station at Stoneville . The j work over two inches deep. Bragg variety was included in ' According to Dr. Hartwigof his variety trials, loo. He also i ll] e Delta Station, and Dr. Cavi- slaled that the Bragg variety j "ess of Ihc University of Ar- rnalured too late for Mississippi-: knnsas, there is not any yield County. ' |8dvanlage of planting over one '(2) Varieties have more pow-j soybean seed of good quality cr to produce (han producers j per inch of row or having over arc getting out of them, lie said, i six to eight plants per loot »1 j row. Planting 70 to 90 pounds of Lee or Hill variety of bean increases lodging and has a tendency to reduce yields in many instances. Over a period of years, there was no increase in yield from spacing rows under 32 inches at Reiser or at the Delta Station. In fact, 38 inch row spacing has been about as good as anyone has found. A few farmers have felt that they had increased yields by planting in 19- inch rows but controlled experimental reports have not shown an increase. In the north central soybean belt where definite yield increases have been made en narrow rows less, than 10 per cent of the farmers have gone to the narrower widths. Weed Control Bill Barrentine, one of the weed control research men at ihe station, gave relatively the same report presented by Dr. R. E. Frans at our annual cotton meeting and by Ruel Nester at our annual soybean meeting. "If grasses are the major problem," he (like Ruel Nester, extension specialist) said, "Tref- land and Planavin rank at the top of the list. If broadleafed weeds are the major problem for cotton, use one of the substituted urea compounds such as Telvar on heavy clay sells, Karmex or Cotoran on loamy soils." Telvar or Karmex happen to cost less per acre than any of the other recommended pre- emergence chemicals for cotton. The weed control program pre 3 emergence with Karmex, two herbicidal oil application, one or two cross sprays with Karmex and DSMA or MSMA, is still hard lo beat. With good luck, one or two of the above could be omitted. Shallow cultivation of middles is both desirable and economical when done at the same time with the herbicidal aplication. The same program with Tef- lan or Planavin can be very successful, too. Farmers have some choices now that did not exist a few years ago. If representatives of the county agent's office can assist you in planning or revising your grass and weed control program, call LOciist 3-2644 in Osceoln or visit our office on the lower fleor at (ho north side of the Courthouse. . NOTICE FOR: ON-PREMISE BEER Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department Of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premise described as: 415 West Ash, Blytheville, Arkansas. The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he lias never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this State, or any other State, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 25th day of March, 1967, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1967. Olivia Taylor, Applicant Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of March, 1967. Mary Lee Baguley, Notary Public. My Commission Expires: December 2, 1967. 3-10 OFF PREMISE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail to be carried out and not be consumed on the licensed premises described as SWC Highway 61 & Moullrie Drive, Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this State, or any other State, relative lo the sale of alcohlic liquors. Application Is for a permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 28th day of March, 1967, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1967. Safeway Stories Incorporated William Kenneth Clampit, Applicant. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of March, 1967. Jackie Archer, Notary Public My Commission Expires: January 17, 1971. 9-10 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS MAGNOLIA COURTS, INC., Plaintiff vs. No. 6081 JAMIE LEE MOHON AND SYBLE T. MOHON, Defendants WARNING ORDER The Defendants, Jamie Lee Mohon and Syble T. Mohon. his wife, are hereby warned to appear within thirty (30) days in the above Court to answer a Complaint filed against them by Magnolia Courts, Inc. and HEAVY [ | MODERAT8 f~"] LIGHT AVERAGES: UAH. I .MAI. 31 EXP.ECTER, PRECIPITATION Precipitation should exceed normal over the Pacific Northwest and the eastern half of. the nation, except for near below normal totals in the south and middle Atlantic Coast states. Subnormal precipitation is indicated in northern and southern plains. Temperatures are expected to average below seasonal normals in the Great Lakes region and the northeast as well as in the southwest and the central Pacific Coast. Above normal temperatures are indicated for me southeast .and northern plains. Choose Grass Which Meets Lawn Needs By Pat Cole Extension Home Economist "A good landscape job is worth 20 percent of the total value of a home." This is a direct quotation from J. K. Ball, your extension service horticulturist, Little Rock. How about that? If your home is worth $15,000, then a good landscape job there is worth $3,000! Perhaps just as surprising, Ball told our landscape short course class last fall, "A good, open, well-kept lawn is 80 percent of a proper landscape for any home."' HOw did your lawn look last summer, or even now? The county agents I work with continue to tell me it is much easier now to have a beautiful lawn than ever before in history. I believe them. Now, with better fertilizing are hereby warned that upon their failure to so appear and defend that said Complaint may be taken as confessed, all as by law provided. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the above mentioned Court this the 1st day of March, 1967. GERALDINE LISTON, Cierk By Donna Dicicco, D.C. Gardner & Steinsiek 115 North 2nd Street Blytheville, Arkansas Attorneys for Plaintiff Leon Burrow 2nd & Ash Streets Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney ad Litem 3-3, 10, 17, 24 knowledge, with new selective chemicals that kill objectionable weeds and grass, and with the fine new power mowers to cut the grass sure it is easier. I saw several of tiiese lawn demonstrations around Bly- heville last year. They were very pretty. We think you can have a pretty yard too. We're willing to offer suggestions, where needed. We have a lawn folder for you. It lists all the. best lawn grasses for Arkansas, and the characteristics of each. For instance, is it drought resistant, shade tolerant, insect free, how often does it need mowing, is it established from seed or sprigging, etc? Common bermuda is predominant here. Zoyzia is second. (Or should I say that crabgrass is second?) Bermuda can be established by sprigging or seed. Zoyzia must be established by sprigs, since it does not make seed. Some new bermuda varieties! also are established by sprigging only. And berrtuda is a w a r m weather grass. Wait until about May 1, if yo ucan, before starting a new bermuda lawn. This is especially true if you plan to seed bermuda. Some new bermuda hybrids are becoming popular, primarily because they are "dwarf" or do not grow as much and need mowing less often. But you might like to know that they are less tolerant of c e r t a in chemicals, like the arsenicals used in crabgrass controls. Bermuda suffers in shade. And where shade is heavy, it will not grow at all. Zoyzia is more shade tolerant. I see zoyzia growing beautifully under large trees on the Loy Welch lawn, 1411 West Walnut. Zoyzia also grows well between the homes of Keith Bilbrey and Mr. Leland Hodge at 1104 and 1110 Holly. It only gets four or five hours sunshine per day. After the lawn grass is established, then you can start the weed and grass controls. I understand the best way to control most weeds and many objectionable grasses is to .apply generous amounts of nitrogen fertilizer. Ask the successful lawn owners if this isn't so. Our lawn demonstrations have! proven this. Look to Bilbrey's column for soil testing and fertilizing ideas. Or, if you are a good crabgrass or dandelion grower, then look for Jim Wallace's column on chemical weed control in lawns. Crops Series Begins Today For Boofheel Crop production conferences, where latest research information on chemical weed control, insect control and cultural practices will be presented, have been scheduled "for the area, according to W. P. James agricultural extension agent. The schedule is as follows: Maiden High School cafeteria, 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 10; • Senath High School cafeteria, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14; Caruthersville First State Bank meeting room, Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Joe Scott, state extension field crops specialist and Flernoy Jones, entomology agent, will assist the agricultural agent with these conferences. Bolivia is the home of th« world's largest planned ski slopes. FOOD PRICES (farm and Retail) ., (1947-49=100) 70 '*7-'4» _____ _ ___ '53 '55 J57 '59 '61 '63 '65 '67 Form prices in the first part of 1967 ore 2 to 3 per cent below the 1966 average, the Agriculture Deportment reports, reversing a recent trend toward rising farm income paralleling the steady increase in retail food prices. Retail prices art continuing their upward march. SPECIAL LOW PRICES! REAR FARM TIRES made with NYLON CORD AS LOW AS 95 Sin 1J.4 . M Plui »S.3» F«d. ExclM <n Good Trade-in Allowance m^o——^^m For On-The-Farrr Tire Service CALLUSTODAY 'Tfct Straight Talk Tin Peop/t" B.F. GOODRICH CO. 330 N. Broadway llyth.yill. Phon. PO 3-8116 REMEMBER I AST YEAR'S WEATHER? Use Tref Ian*... the weatherproof soybean weed killer. It doesn't need rain to make it work. ITuninS-lrinunlin.tllnco) COMPLETE WEED CONTROL SERVICE Including Machinery, Chemicals, Parts, Experience and Nurse Tanks. Hardy Sales & Service 70S Clear Lake Ave.—Ph. PO 3-6978 Put your Tretfon now, This year don't gamble with weather fouling up your weed control. Apply and incorporate weatherproof Treflan early ... save time at planting and get dependable grass and weed control for months regardless of the weather. Stop in or call this week UIA'UB lint III and .get a head stait on ltd IO yill III weeds this year. Farmers Soybean Corp. 'THE HOMl OF SUDDEN S£ftV/CE" BLYTHEVILLE PH. PO 3-8191 BARFIELD LANDING PH. PO 3-7005

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