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April 7, 1967

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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Slyftevllte (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, April T, MOT - Page Seven FARM NEWS Review and Forecast Many Considerations Decide Best Weed Control Program On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent Jim Wallace is gone! - sud- Jenly promoted and transferred to the position of associate county agent, Crittenden County, Marion. . It was so sudden you might ask jokingly if he was in Irou- ole. No, sir. Crittenden County •vas in trouble; they lost two agents in one week. Jim served us well as assistant agent for three years. He was well liked, productive and dedicated. He was more talented than most of us, with an excellent command of English, good diction and a good voice. This coupled with his sincerity, made him an interesting man to visit. Jim and his talented wife will be greatly missed at their church, too! Yes, we'll get * replacement assistant agent, but it takes time. Agriculturally trained men are scarce and extension agents must be trained in a Land-Grant college. They must graduate with better-than-average grades. A farm background is also desirable. This is a good way of saying to high school graduates this spring: 1) Colleges of agriculture and home economics are begging for you; 2) They can't fill the demand for their graduates; 3) Dr. Billy Bryan, Agricultural Engineering Department, just sent a special appeal to all county agents in Arkansas: "Get any interested high school graduates in touch with me!" Cotton Promotion Week will be May 15 through 20. Chairman Marjorie Hale is already making ptens. Her first committee meeting will likely be April 13. About twenty different promotion ideas are anticipated. Do you have a cotton promotion idea for Farm Bureau? Would you like to serve on the planning committee? It so call Miss Hale at Burdette. Termites are flying. This just means that your house, or s«me one else's, is infested. Should you have your house examined by a licensed termite exterminator? Or, have you already had your house treated, and wonder if a proper job was done? You do have some protection against inadequate or faulty jobs. The State Plan Board will examine any home which has already been treated by a licensed exterminator and will d» so free of charge. P. S.: If you hire someone who cannot produce a license to treat your home, you- may be one ef the biggest suckers in town. March 1 to April 10 is cdnsid' ered ideal time for topdressing wheat with nitrogen fertilizers Perhaps every acre has been fertilized by now. But just when is the best date? University researchers and county agents intend to find out Jim Wallace, assistant county extension agent, and Rutledge Ford, area agronomist, staket out test plots and soil samplec each area March 1 on the Les lie and Byron Moore farm wesl of Blythevilie. Sixty pounds of actual nitro gen per acre is being appliet to some of the plots every If days beginning March 1. Th< last plots will receive nitrogen on April 14. Dr. Sabee. chief soils leader, University of Arkansas, will supervise the harvest, calculate yields, and determine best date for spring fertilization. University of Arkansas researchers recently found that nitrogen application timing on rice is most critical. Now they wonder if it is as important on wheat. The North Mississippi County wheat crop, if normal, may be worth $3,000,000. By VASURE GIBSON Associate County Extension Agent North Mississippi County The total weed central program should be planned in ad- ance of planting in order that adequate preparation can be made for most efficient use of iach practice so that each prac- :ice can contribute the maximum to the total program. By the same token one should give advance though to :hanges which may be needed n the planned program to ad- lust to existing conditions. ] With the wider array of materials now available and each of them having distinct advan- ages and-or disadvantges i n specific situtions, one canrtet be sure at the beginning of the season which material will be best suited for the job at any given time. Thus, regardless of the advance planning of the weed control program, existing circumstances may warrant a change. This suggests that a producer must become familiar with the materials at his disposal and with the many factors which will influence the effectiveness of each in order to put together the weed control program label of each material to be used; 9) Major soil type; arate from planting, thus, the 10) Application needed; equipment necessity for land. which be most effective and economical for his particular situation. The following are things ene should consider in order to use chemicals most effectively: 1). How best to prepare the seedbed; 2) Best method of planting; 3) Recommended chemicals; 4) Rate, method and time of application; 5) Major weeds to be encountered; .6; Weeds that chemicals will or will not control; 7; Advantages, disadvantages and-or limitations »l each ma- erial; 8) Being familiar with the 11) Care, adjustment and calibration of equipment. The preferred method of application is to combine the planting and chemical application. However, it is satisfactory to plant in one operation and follow with a separate operation to apply the chemical. Where the operations are to be performed separately the pre - emergence spray equipment can be mount- id on a tractor or a high clearance spray machine. There are advantages as well as disadvantages to both methods. The three major advantages of combining the two operations are the following: 1) It is more ecnomical; 2) The chemically treated pand will be centered over the drill; 3) Every acre planted will al- s» be chemically treated. Where the operations are separated rain or other causes may prevent the chemical application. It is recommended that a 12 to 16 inch band centered over the drill be treated with the chemical. The band width should be 12 to 14 inches where the chemical is appliec in combination with the planting operation and 14 to 16 inches wide when planting and chemica applications are separate. One cannot keep the chemical application centered over the drill when aplying the chemical in an operation sep- Effectiveness of th« chemical should be the same whether the ilanting and chemical applica- ion operati»ns are separate er combined, thus the method of ipplication to be used is the decision of the producer based upon the availability of labor and equipment plus the relative importance he weuld place on some of the advantages and disadvantages of the two meth- Maloch Says By D. V. County Farmers are doing an excellent job killing grass and weed seedlings with their bed farming and other seedbed preparation practices. Some of the practices that tend to make a more efficient operation are designed lor reducing the time required or to do a more effective job. The Sullivan boys at Burdette have rigged up their eight-row cultivator te put out anhydrous ammonia and lay off rows on flat broke ground in one operation. Larry Woodard has made a complete change to eight-row equipment. He has different tools to carry out the opera- lion on his farm with some of the practices coupled together. Maloch Agent He reduced the number of tractors from 33 to 12. The horsepower of his new tractors is much higher than an most of the old tractors. Many farmers have, in recent years, changed to six-row equipment. In fact, four - row equipment has little trade-in value at this time. Larger disks are being purchased each year to go along with the higher horsepower tractors that are being bought. One larger implement generally requires another large or, more effective implement Several farmers will have better luck than usual in 1967 with bed farming implements. These tools vary a lot in design, but few of them are effective except on soil that pulverizes easily. !n 1967 with the soil working as lerfectly as it has lately, the >ed - farming implements will do a better job than can be expected in most years. The hipper - ridgers are being used on many farms to freshen up the beds and kill grass and weed seedlings. This tool has about eliminated the practice of cutting down the beds with a disk and hipping up with bust- rs. Yes, a few farmers have ven- :ured out with their planters. Some cottonseed is in the ground. Other farmers have •Janted some soybeans. The acre age is small but the planters ;iave been adjusted and are ready to go full time whenever the spirit moves them or the time gets more right or normal. IT TAKES ypeiian TO DO A TREFLAN JOB dependable, weatherproof weed control |pjjj jg|| convenient, liquid formula Don't Seff/e For Less GET YOUR TREFLAN FROM: Farmers Soybean Corp. Home of Sudden Servfce 620 N. Broadway Ph. PO 3-8191 slightly wider ods. Usually a light rain will be needed within 10 to 20 days following the chemical application to activate the chemical. If the material is activated the period of control is usually from three to seven weeks. The small seeded annual weeds such as erabgrass, pigweed, barn- jard grass, lambsquarter anc morning glory will usually be satisfactorily controlled by al' of these materials. They will give Jittle or no control of Johnson grass, Ber- mudagrass, nutgrass, cocklebur and perennial vines. Control Johnsongrass seedlings emer ging from the top one-fourth inch of the soil is usually ob tained. A pre - emergence chemica should not be used on open sam soil. Do not use a pre-emer gence chemical at the time of re planting on fields where a chem ical application was m a d e a Ihe time of first planting. In some years one might not en tounter any ill effects to th cotton from a second applica tion, but the risk is great. New Date for CCC Tags Is April 14 The U. S. Department of Agriculture has announced the final date for cotton ginners and bagging suppliers to file applications for CCC Bale Exemption Tags for carryover bagging that does not meet new specifications has been extended to April 14. The Department announced in February revised specifications for jute bagging and bale ties used to wrap 1967-crop cotton pledged to Commodity Credit Corporation for price support loans. The revised specifications as announced also provided that certain nonspecification carryover intended for wrapping 1966-crop cotton would be eligible for wrapping 1967-crop loan cotton if applications are filled by March 31. It was necessary to extend the March 31 date to April 14 1967, because of unexpected de lays. Application blanks and cople of the revised specifications may be obtained from the Di rector, Farmers Program Di vision, ASCS. USDA, Washing ton, D. C. 20250. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chicka sawba District, Mississipp County, Arkansas. Brenda Joyce Ellis Plaintif vs. No. 17,142 Dennis Grant Ellis Defendan The defendant, Dennis Gran Ellis is hereby warned to ap pear within thirty days in th court named in the captio hereof and answer the complain of the plaintiff, Brenda Joyc Ellis. .Dated this sin nay of Apri 1967 at 4:00 o'clock p.m. Geraldine Liston, Clerk By Donna DiCicco D.C. (SEAL) Max B. Harrison Attorney H. G. Partlow, Jr. Atty Ad Litem 4-7, 14, 21, 2f BUY NOW AND SAVE! r *' **'\\> f '*<$j< £ r "- "'- ,' <"t '*'^ f , ^"' /*-, ^* * < 4 ' f ^ ' ^^» '< i **.-:/ ^'f--*- " • No finance charge or payments until the 1967 using season! You can irada for that mw John Deere Combine nowl Take delivery this fall or winterl And postpone any payments until next harvestl That's the "easy-to-buy" pro 8ram John Deere offers this month. Chances are your old combine will cow the down-payment; there'll be no payments to make... no interest to pay until Just prfor to use season 1966. 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