The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1967 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 17, 1967
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FARM NEWS Review and Forecast On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent Last week I wrote about test-1 here is the paragraph in error! ing town soils and fertilizer I ''In a scale of available plant needs for bermuda grass lawns, food, extending from "very low' We'are impressed with the to "high", available nitrogen in number of phone calls that resulted from all our columns on lawns, grasses, landscaping and soil testing. But I made one bad mistake in my column. May I explain? I was trying to explain why bermuda, on our soils, needs so much nitrogen, and usually no other plant food. Tin's' is true for two reasons: ••• . (.1) Our soil. is. very.-low in 'nitrogen. It has abundant very high amounts of phosphor- : pus and. potash for grass; * * * (2) Bermuda needs much .more nitrogen for growth than any other plant or.crop grown -in this area. If you kept my column tor reference, (excuse the conceit), Blytheville soils is often most often at "medium." What I tried to say was: — "In a scale of available plant food, extending from very low, low, medium to high, Blytheville soils most often test very low in available nitrogen, very high in phosphorous and medium 'in potash." The common expression today ___ t ls "Sorry about that!" to] If you wouW like t» talk to one of your neighbors who har been successful at creating a beautiful lawn, contact us ai the County Agriculture and Home Demonstration Office You may stop by in person or call at POplar 2-2075 and We will refer you to several persons in your area who have been successful in lawn improvement. Farm Sprayers, Chemicals Demand Precision for Best Crop Benefit (Ark.) Courlar News - Friday, March 17, 19»T - Pag« Eltva 70 60 50 40 •30 20 10 FARM FINANCES PRODUCTION EXPENSES I I 1- I I" V % ESTIMATED III •4J.-49 '51 '53 '55 '57 '59 '61 '63 '65 Although gross farm income has beeen rising, so hove farm • production expenses:. The result, according to Department of -Agriculture statistics,, is that there has been little change farm income in recent years. Generol prosperity throughout the economy, has not been reflected on the farms. .. Landscaping Plants Named By D. V. MALOCH County Extension Agent South Mississippi Comity CALIBRATING FARM SPRAYERS Agricultural chemicals must be applied accurately. Small variations in spray delivery can }E costly. An overdose of ma- ierial wastes expensive chemicals and is likely to be harmful to crops. Likewise, an un- derdose may fail to get the desired results. There are a number of methods used by various engineers for calibrating spray rigs. Each 'method has some advantages and disadvantages. One of the easiest to use for the extension staff is the one based on the discharge of one ounce of spray material per gallon of material desired. With this method, no charts or tables are needed. For 38-inch row with one noz> zle per row, one ounce per gallon of material desired should be discharged each 107 feet of row or, 102 feet for 40-inch row. One gallon of total material p should be applied for each inch jof band width. Some of the steps in calibrating by this method are these: 1) Go into field where the pre-emergence sprayer will be used and determine the spec of the tractor operated at fill throttle. 2) Where the rows are 31 inches apart, measure off 32] feet on the rows. Start about 40 feet from the end of the rows so that the tractor can be at lull throttle at the beginning of the 321 foot mark. (If rows are 40" apart, measure off 306 feet) 3) Drive the 321 feet with the tractor in full throttle. time in seconds. 4) Determine the number of seconds to travel 107 feet. Seconds used to cover 321 feet divided by three will equal seconds for 107 feet. (By using 321 feet, chances for error are reduced) 5) Start the pump with the tractor standing still and operate it at the throttle used in driving the 321 foot course :heck to see how many ounces ol spray each nozzle is discharging in the number of seconds that it took to travel 107 feet. (If all nozzles were discharging the same before driving, only one nozzle will have to je checked.) 6) Adjust the pressure up or down to get the desired number of ounces in the time that it took to d r i v e 107 feet. One ounce for each gallon of material desired. In some cases the nozzles may have to be changed For all weed control operations, keep the pressure between 20 and 40 pounds per square inch. In some cases the tractor speed may be increased or decreased to help regulate the amount of spray mixture. By VASURE GIBSON '' Associate County Extension : Agent North Mississippi County' " If you plan to landscape your home the Agricultural Exten- the following locations: , Foundation plantings for front ^of buildings: Broadleaf Evergreens, Abelias, Bullata Con- .vexus and Bullata 52, Burfordi • Holly, .Camellia Sasanqua, Cley- 'era Japonica (shaded areas), • Co'rnuta Holly (male and.fe- male), Dwarf Chinese Holly, D\yarf Yaupon Holly, - Mahonia Be'alei '.(shaded areas), Nan- diha, Rotundifola Holly, Auciba .=and Willow Leaf Burfordi Holly. For sides and backs of build- 'ings:' Abelia Grandiflora, A'za- 'leas, Bridal Wreath, Cleyefa Japonica (shaded areas), Forsythia, Hydrangea (sha.ded areas), Mahonia Bealei -(shad- areas, Nandina Domestica and Weigela. Planter inaterials — outside: Jnglish Ivy, Euonymus Colora- tus, Dwarf Yaupon Holly (planters two feet or more in width), Helleri Holly, Rependumas Holly and Yunnanensis Honeysuckle. Planter materials — inside: Aucuba, Peperomia, Chinese Evergreen, Fatsia Japonica, Dwarf Aucuba, Philodendrons and Sansevieria (mother - in- law's tongue). Espalicks - Dwarf Pear, Dwarf Apple, English Ivy and Pyracantha Russian'Olive. Ground Covers: -English Ivy, Euonymus Coloratus, Ajuga, Mohdo Grass (monkey grass) and Vinca (major and minor). Turf Grasses: — Warm seasons: Bermuda Grasses and Zoysia Grasses; cool seasons; Keep Winter Rysgrass and Ryegrass. Trees — small to medium: Cherry Laurel (evergreen), Flowering Crab, Dogwood, Magnolia Soulangeana, Mimosa, Redbud and Magnolia Grandi- flora (evergreen). Shade Trees: Ginkgo, Red Maple (Acer Sacchrum), Hackberry, Southern Red Oak, White Oak, Pecan (Deltas), Ash spec., Red Oak and Pin Oak. Screening Materials: Bamboo (Aurea), Abelia and California Privet. By increasing tractor speed with tank pressure and nozzle size remaining the same, the amount of spray mixture to cover an acre will be decreased. The principle of discharging one ounce of spray per nozzle while traveling 107 feet on 38 inch rows will hold true for all types add the output of the other noz- of sprayers. If more than one nozzle was to be used per row, add the output of the other nozzles. Other Spray Rig Information A) An accurate capacity of your tank should be determined and a calibration device installed with a chart showing gallons at various levels. B) Most spray pumps will not work efficiently unless you have five or more gallons of mixture in the tank. C) It is sometimes difficult to fill a tank completely full without wasting some of t h e spray mixture in turning and crossing rough places. Therefore, some plans must be adopted to take into consideration the spray mixture that remains in the tank as well as the spray mixture that will be lost from the top of the tank if filled to capacity. D) Do not try to use high pressure with nozzles too small for the job. To double the spray rate from the same nozzles, the pressure has to be increased four times. E) Clean screens and strainers are essential to the efficient operation of the spray system. bration of equipment is advisable. G) Mix wettable powders with small amount of water in a container before putting it in ;he sprayer tanks. Reducing speeds form five to four miles per hour increases spray rate per acre 25 percent, Trouble Shooting 1) Faulty or irregular pat tern: Check fo rplugged or dam aged nozzle. Never use a hare object to clean nozzle tips. Blov them out or use a toothbrusl 2) No pressure: Pump no primed. Increase speed for a few seconds. Check - to see i hoses are properly connecte< and tightened securely. 3) Band too wide: lower nozzle 4) Excessive drift: r e d u c pressure. Change to larger no: zles if necessary to get pres sure below 40 pounds pe square inch. 5) Pressure fails to adjus low enough: pressure regulatoi may be material Use a large by-pass hose or adi a second one. 6; Failure to get proper noz zle discharge at recomendec pressure: nozzle may b plugged or screens are cloggec stuck or is being insufficien by-passed IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS MAGNOLIA COURTS, INC Plaintiff vs. No.' 6081 JAMIE LEE MOHON AND SY BLE T. MOHON, Defendants WARNING ORDER The Defendants, Jamie Le Mohon and Syble T. Mohon his wife, are hereby warned I appear within thirty (30) day in the above Court to answer Complaint filed against them by Magnolia Courts, Inc. and) 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, Clerk By Donna Dicicco, D.C. Gardner & Steinsiek 115 North 2nd Street Blytheville, Arkansas WEED KILLERS — Mrs. Rene Benton, left, president of the Broadmoor Garden Club and Mrs. Harry Churchill, vice-president, apply a winter weed killer on the median entrance and exit area to their housing development in North Blytheville. Sylvex Kills Winter Weeds By PATSY J. COLE Extension Home Economist Are henbit, chickweed, dandelions, white clover and other winter weeds some of the problems on your lawn? If so, you might like to spray it soon with Sylvex. I understand this is one of the two best materials to use on lawns in early spring. This is from research at the University f Arkansas by the same an who does all the chemical weed research for cotton; soybean and rice farmers. Sylvex is sold locally under the trade name of "Chickweed and Clover Killer." It is a liquid, and you put it out as a spray. Follow directions, and apply when wind is not blowing. Sylvex kills the winter weeds but does not hurt the bermuda grass. We are proud of the Broadmoor Garden Club officers, among others. Mrs. Rene Ben- ton, president, and Mrs. Harry Churchwell, vice president, attended all of our landscape short course sessions last December. Now, their club is improving ,he entrance to the Broadmoor editions. This week they applied Sylvex They should be cleaned often Attorneys for Plaintiff and checked for breaks in the screen. F) As nozzle tips wear out, the rate of application increases Tests have shown that some wettable powders may wear nozzle tips sufficiently to increase the rate as much as 12 percent after spraying 50 acres. For this reason, frequent cali- Leon Burrow 2nd & Ash Streets Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney ad Litem 3-3, 10, 17, 24 Diablo Range lies southwest of the Gila Cliff Dwellings, a national monument in New Mexico. Wilson Joins Cotton Board Robert E. .Lee Wilson III, of Wilson, eastern Arkansas planter and member of one of the stale's most prominent families, ... . i has been appointed to the Cotton the median grass area to kill Board, a new organization set terrible crop of henbit, white clover and other undesirable weeds and grasses. Next, they will apply Dacthal to prevent crabgrass from coming up anytime this year. Then, Cullen Dixon, one of the residents of that area, has agreed to apply nitrogen as needed all year. He will use amonium nitrate. The club has already planted some red buds there too. First daily newspaper in .Washington was the Pacific Trl bune, founded at T a c o m a in 1874. up to operate the Cotton Research and Promotion Act. Wilson joins 19 other men from across the U. S. Cotton Belt who will be in charge ;of administering the Research and Promotion Fund. The fund was approved by cotton growers late last year in a nationwide effort to bring more than 10 million dollars to bear on the problems facing cotton farmers. Wilson has been active in the West Memphis.- based Agricultural Council of Arkansas for many years and serves on its board tors. presently of direc- LOW SPECIAL PRICES! REAR FARM TIRES made with NYLON CORD 95 Sill 12.4 - M Pllll $5.39 Fed. ElciM fax AS LOW AS Good Trade-in Allowance For On-f he-Form Tire Service CALL US TODAY "T/it Straight Talk Tin tooph" B.F. GOODRICH CO. 330 N. Broadway Blyth«villt Phon.P03.8116 Cotorairfor cotton, the tough weed killer. Just spray it on at-planting. Broadcast Cotoran for cempkte weed eontrol, or band Cotoran for economical weed control. You'll kill the widest range of cotton weeds and grasses of any weedkiller you've ever used. Spray it behind your planter or apply after planting. You'll control cocklebur, pigweed, morningglory, coffeeweed, crabgrass-all the tough weeds that come through most weed- killers. This year, start your spray program with a preemergence application of Cotoran. And remember, you can apply Cotoran post- emergence when your cottoh's 3 inches tall. See your dealer now. /~< T T> A Order Cotoran today. \^> I ±J A Farmers Soybean Corp. "THE HOMf OF SUDDEN SfRV/CF' 620 N. Broadway, Ph. 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