The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1967 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 21, 1967
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Blythevllle (AMO Courier News'- Friday, April 21, 1967 - Page Eleven FARM NEWS Review and Forecast On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent Wheat looks better. Fanners | L. H. Simcrl, extension econ- look better. Recent rains, plus'omist, University of Illinois, the effect of nitrogen, have'giv-1 said last week: "Apparently, en a new growth and green col- some people have big ideas or to the wheat. The fear and rumor of greenbug damage to about wheat price prospects. They may be diasppointed." wheat is forgotten. I . Me suggests the optimism is Powdery mildew is wide-1based on surplus stocks which spread and has destroyed lower leaves prematurely, but M. C. McDaniel, extension plant pathologist, says wheat yields sel- are said to have diappeared, the critical food shortages in India, Pakistan and other countries and severe winter dom drop as much as a heavy ' drouth in the Central and South- mildew infection would indicate. | ern Great Plains. Wheat that, was fertilized ear- j On March 1 the CCC was ly (February and the first week; holding 133 million bushels of in March) showed the heavy j wheat. That is only one tenth mildew infection first. But with-1 the amount in storage seven in the last two Weeks, all March years ago. But here are some fertilized wheat also went down price depressing factors: with the infection. j (1) '.It seems the U. S. will /We do not presently have a i produce 13 percent more wheat control for powdery mildew on I than in 1966. MUCH A«OVI NORMAL AtOVE NG5MAL NEAt NORMAL mow NORMAL With the Pacific Coast excepted, the western two-thirds of the country can look for heavier than normal precipitation while sub-normal totals arc likely along the Atlantic Coast. With New England excepted, the eastern two-thirds of the nation is in for above-normal temperatures with the reverse prevailing in the Mountain and Pacific Coast states. luito Problem Can Be Curbed By VASURE "BO" GIBSON Associate County Extension Agent North Mississippi County birdbaths and pans for watering dogs, etc., at least once a week and clean out rain gutters. j These arc Just a few of the . . T manv ways to eliminate the After the rams, we are having | bree ji , aces of mosquitoes . !a heavy infestation of mosquit-j To kin the larvae in water] l oes - j there are several insecticides | Mosquitoes can sometimes be ithat wil , do the job> such as a serious problem m the homes | DDT Malathion cn ordane, diel- and in yards. In most parts of the U. S. j drilx nept achlor methoxychlor, wheat. Maybe we can make a good crep in spite of the infection. If you are looking for the best (2) Exports are down. (3) Hungry people also do not have money to pay for wheat. j (4) Two thirds of our wheat sales depend on export. TDE Qr toxaphene . time" to plant cotton, it is now. (5) The government has strict April 20 to May 20 is the time control of all exports, preferred by most farmers in So, Simerl ends his remarks this area. Nature has a habit of by saying: "All exports are un- change, however. I der strict government control It is beginning to look like | because the government pays those few who planted last week, in March or early April will be lucky this year. Yes, a little cotton has been up to a stand in this county for three weeks! How much fertilizer should one put on bermuda lawns? I. suggest you broadcast five pounds of ammonium nitrate per 1000 sq; ft! Surely you can measure or. estimate the square feet in your lawn. Multiply length in feet by width of a square or rectangular area, and you have the square feet. Do you wonder what part of an acre you have in lawn? Well, there are 43,560 sq. ft. in one acre. Now, you figure it out. Why not record the square feet in your lawn, or maybe in the different segments, such as front and back. You may need this many times in the years to the entire cost of most shipments, and a part of the cost of the remainder. "We can see no reason to expect that the government will push exports so strongly that prices of wheat — and the cost of bread — will rise by any large amount." In 1966 cotton variety tests released by the University of Aransas Agricultural Experiment Station at Fayetteville, come. You should not guess at;Rex SL was the leading lint chemical or fertilizer applica- j producer at Manila. It was tuition rates. Measure and follow'lowed in order by McNair 1032, recomendations. Wheat prices have bobbed up and down like a puppet on a string — more down than up, the farmers feel. Auburn 56, Auburn M and Star- del. As the Manila tests have only been conducted for two years, no long-range average lint yields are available. Florida, last Spanish-owned territory in North America, was ceded to the United Slates in 1819. Charles Bulfinch, designer of Boston's old State House, was the first noled architect in America. 10 days, dean beans Tenoran kills the troublesome broadleaE weeds that come through most weed killers, jAnd Tenoran can be applied early to soybeans »~in their true leaf stage. You see your stand of beans before you kill the weeds. This makes Tenoran the best early postcmergence weed(killer and the modern way to weed beans. 'When weeds come into your beans, hit them before they're 2-inches high. Weeds, do their \vorst damage then. Tenoran does its best job then. In about 10 days you'll have dead weeds and d«an beans — a profitable'combination. Call your dealer for _, _ . Tenoran Herbicide. U 1 JJ A. FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION THE HOME OF SUDDEN SERVICE Hurson & No. Broadway Ph. PO 3-8191 them with spray that is mosquitoes breed during spring, , sectiddes will a i so contro l adult summer and fall. In southern j outdoors, parts of the United States, they j ' , . ,. . , may breed throughout the year.! Uwng these insecticides as a As you know, water is neces-1 residual spray on the outside, ,sary for breeding. Female mos-'^w mosquitoes will live to en- quitoes lay their eggs on water 'er your house. For indoor con- lor in places that later become lrol . y°» «" *•« «•«- »'"• ™ flooded. e° od household They lay their eggs in batches of 50 to 200 and several batches may be laid by one female. S Females usually require a blood j meal before producing eggs. JThe eggs in warm weather usually hatch in two or three days The eggs of some species re- i quire a drying period. They may remain dormant for many months then hatch within minutes after being flooded by a spring or summer rain. The larvae or wiggles that hatch from the eggs feed mainly on -organic matter in the water. The larvae changes to a pupae in about one week. Pupae usually transform into adults in about two days. In another day or two, the female adults are ready to bite. Male mosquitoes do not bite. To help control mosquitoes, first you should eliminate breed! ing places, remove unneeded ! temporary water containers, fill 'in tree holes with concrete, empty and thoroughly wash isold for control of flying insects i indoors. i An aerosol bomb containing 'DDT, malthlon or meKioxyehlor !is highly effective and easy to | use. Remember, insecticides : are poisonous to man and ani- i mals. Use them only when need- jed and handle them with care. ;Do not use insecticides in concentrations greater than recommended. Fo 11 o vi the directions and | deed all precautions on the labels. Keep insecticides in closed dry places. Store them where they will not contaminate food [or feed, and where children and ,pets cannot reach them. And I do not use insecticides near 1 foods, dishes or cooking utensils j These are just a few of the ! precautions you should follow. PROLIFIC EWE shown here with five Iambs born within the space of 16 months is part of agricultural research by the United States Department of Agriculture. The ewe gave birth to two sets of twins plus a singly born Iamb between May 1905 and September ISGK. Normally sheep lamb once a year. Geneticists hope to develop a strain of sheep with year-round births, heavy fleece, hornlessness and white, open faces. 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CAGLE, Deceased Last known address of decedent: 803 West Ash Street Blytheville, Arkansas Date of Death: April 8, 1967 An instrument dated May 28th, 1963, was, on the lllh day of April, 1967, admitled to probate as the Last Will of the above named decedent and the undersigned has been appointed as executor thereunder. Contest of the probate of the Will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time prescribed by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, of they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published on the 1411- day of April, 1967. James Jerry Cagle, Executor Percy A. Wright Attorney at Law 211 North Broadway Blytheville, Arkansas 4-14, 21 Maloch Says By D. V. Maloch County Agent normal date, the last week in May or .first week in June. Armyworms At this date, no armyworms have been Found in any of the wheat fields that have been checked by representatives of the county extension office. However, all farmers should begin to observe the wheat in areas where the stalks are headed out. Also, observation should be made relative to the number of birds that are found feeding in the fields. Many limes the black birds will fly into the fields in great numbers whenever armyworms are present Many farmers jump in and poison sooner than is desirable for economic control of the armyworms. If you are in doubt as to whether or not it is necessary to poison, contact the extension office and we will bfi glad to help you make an analysis of the population of the. armyworms and the need for applying poison. One reason for suggesting that you hold off poisoning until damage begins on the field?, where the insects arc found first is the chain reaction that takes place by other Fanners whenever poison is started on a field in a given comunity. At one time in South Mississippi County, your county agent recommended poisoning two fields for the control of bean leaf beetles in soybeans, and there were about 10,000 acres poisoned before we could get the unnecssary application of poison stopped. A great majority of the fields that were poisoned in this case did not increase yields and stood County will be planted to soy- j little or no chance of improving Alfalfa Weevils Several of the alfalfa growers have poisoned twice and some of them are poisoning for the third time in order to gel moderately good control of the alfalfa weevil. This pest has only been with us for a few years, but it has been a troublesome pest in 196V for us to live with. In a few cases, they are cutting the alfalfa and poisoning immediately behind the cutters in order to eliminate a great portion of the troublesome pests. It appears now there may be, in addition to the major hatch that usually ocurr;; once a year, an additional generation. The poisons most commonly recomended for controlling alfalfa weevils are methyl parathion, malathion and methoxy- cholor. Unusual Weather For the past several weeks in Mississippi County, the weather has been very favorable to land preparation and planting. As a result, a few farmers have planted most of their cotton and a good part of their soybeans. Many other farmers have waited to plant during the next 10 days or two weeks. If the weather is quite favorable, a big portion of the cotton crop will be planted between April 17 and 29. Soybean planting has been somewhat limited during the past two weeks, but the planting will rapidly increase from now until a major portion of the single-crop beans have been planted, provided the weather remains favorable. Most of the 100,000 acres planted to wheat in Mississippi beans imediately following the wheat harvest. According to the advancement in the wheat crop, the harvest date for wheat will be a week or two ahead of the the harvest, because the numbers found in these fields were below the number required to do enough damage to justify poisoning. BueU W. Carter, MFA Agent 607 N. 6th Next Door to Dixie Pig Phone PO 3-3361 You don't MI a rainmaker weed control with TrefIan' Only Treflan Is weatherproof... ,works wet or dry. Other soybean herbicides need moisture to start them working. Why gamble on whether the weather is going to break right? Forget the weather and get sure control of all annual grasses- including giant foxtail-also a dozen broadleaf weeds such as pigweed and lambsquarters. Trenail' COMPLETE WEED CONTROL SERVICE Including machinery, chemicals, parts, experience and nurse tanks. ,. t .t.. •«» GET YOUR TREFLAN FROM: HARDY SALES & SERVICE 705 Clear Lake Aye. Ph. PO 3-6978

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