The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 19, 1967 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 19, 1967
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Soil Care Checks Soybean Weeds By VASURE GIBSON .favorable for weed control in* Associate County Extension {good seedbed preparation, de- Agent I layed planting, good stands, ro- North Mississippi County tary hoeing, timely cultivation , , ,, . , .... and other good farm manage- Weeds that are not controlled . „„,£„ in soybeans cause yield reduc- menl P racUces - tion and increase the time and cost of harvesting. Generally A firm and nearly • flat, weed free seedbed is most desirable COSl 01 luii vesting, ueneraiiy -— --- . . the annual weeds, both broad- or soybeans. D, cmg or h.r ; leaf and grass, which germinate and grow right along with the crop, are the worst offenders. Weeds compete with soybeans for sunlight, plant nutrients and moisture. Usually soybean yield reductions per a :re are proportional to the amount of weeds. Weeds which have matured also slow up the combining operation, forcing growers to cut beans too high and lose beans over the tail of the combine with the trash. A grower may get a lower grade from too much foreign material in the crop. Weeds soybean growers in Arkansas are cocklebur, pigweed and Johnsongrass. The use of proper cultivation methods is still the most effi- rowing the land to destroy sev eral crops of early wefds before planting is usually helpful. Weed seed which germinate at ulanting time are usually located in the top one-fourth to One-half inch of soil. Working the top inch of soil may be all that is necessary if done when the weeds are small (one to two leaf stage). However, excessive working of the soil prior to planting may result in poor germination of soybean seed because of reduced moisture. Soybeans must be planted in moist soil for rapid emergence. Rather than destroy the soil moisture on clay soils, it is often preferable to leave a few cient and economical way to-die. winter annual weeds which soon control weeds in soybeans! Timely practices before planting and for several weeks after the beans are up or until the beans completely form a canopy over the row largely determine the extent of weed infestation and growth. Limited Arkansas research indicates spy bean yields have been increased grass. Some of the practices most Winter small grain in the crop rotation may be helpful in controlling weeds. After harvesting the winter grain such as oats, wheat or barley, Johnsongrass can best be controlled by summer following with frequent plowing and discing. Woodrow Wilson 1 was nominated for the U.S. prsidency on the 46th ballot. NOT1C6 APPLICATION FOR: WINE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with he Department ot Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell wine manufactured in Arkansas to be carried out and not to be consumed on the licensed premise described as 1001 S. Elm St. Blytheville, Mississippi Co- 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 intoxicating beverages 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 1st day of July, 1967, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1968. Ernest Ray, Applicant. Subscribed and sworn to before me this llth day of May 1967. Charles A. Hindman, Notary Public. My Commission Expires: Dec 14, 1969. FARM NEWS Review and Forecast On Missco Farms By Keith Bilbrey, County Agent I am like a puppet on a string One week I'm up, next week I'm down. A year ago, I thought the prospects for agriculture were a bit encouraging. Now, for eight months farm prices have slowly declined. The parity ra- ;io, or the' measure of a fair price farmers get, is now at the lowest level since the Depression, and wheat prices have dropped in recent months. Soybean exports have been a little-lower than the year before and the government now indicates we may end this fiscal year, August 31, with the largest soybean carryover in history. The biggest mystery of all is that by 1966 one U. S. farm worker supplied the food and fiber needs for himself and 3S other people. Think about that! In 1957-'59, one farm worker supplied himself and 23 others. Now, in spite of this unbeliev- ble efficiency and farm pro- farm economy is ing machine than when dry. And this is the most critical week of the year for our cotton farmers. If we cannot get a get many fields replanted this week, then we may just have ;o wait until next year to grow cotton. 5-19 ARMY WORMS In Wheat Airplane Spraying -Call- GENE HOOD >0 po1 4 42°42 FLYING SERVICE Equipped With 2-Way Radio For Better Customer Service Mr. Sudden Service Says: Save Your WHEAT SEED The Easy Way..... WHY WASTE YOUR TIME AND LABOR DURING THE COMING BUSY WHEAT HARVEST AND SOYBEAN PLANTING TIME SAVING OUR OWN WHEAT SEED . . . WHEN YOU CAN BOOK GUARANTEED QUALITY WHEAT SEED FROM FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION AT HARVEST TIME? 95c per bushel over our Barfield Landing price the day you book will get you Certified Blue Tag Knox 62 or Monon Wheat Seed, 80% or better germination, cleaned and sacked in new bags, stored in our warehouse until the day you need them this fall. OR 80c per bushel over our Barfield Landing price the day you book will get you Non/Certificd Knox 62 or Monon Wheat Seed, 80% or better germination, cleaned and sacked in new bags, stored in our warehouse until the day you need them this fall. So save your time and labor as well as the cost and problems that go with saving your own wheat seed; such as double and triple handling, storage, weevils, damage, waste, germination, cleaning, bags, insurance and theft, by booking your 1967 Wheat Seed Needs from FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION Our seed will be checked by Arkonsgs State Plant Board. There it no sales tax on seed in Arkansas. For complete details on booking your wheat seed . . . . Call or drive out to .... FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION THt HOME OF SUDDEN SEftVfCf Blytheville larfield landing PO 3-8191 PO 3-7005 North * * Mississippi County Bfrtnevllle (Arfc.) Courier News — Friday, May II, 1MT ~ T»t» Cotton Prospects Bleak LITTLE IIOCK - Arkansas farmers are experiencing another difficult planting season similar to that of last year. Frequent rains are delaying planting and some flooding has resulted, notably from heavy precipitation in the northeast ever the weekend. Fields are generally saturated and it will be several days before much field work can be resumed. A period of open, warm weather is needed to get crops in without further delay and for normal development «f c r o p s that are up. * * * Over one-half of the intended acreage of cotton has been planted but probably no more than 20 percent of the crop is up to an acceptable stand. Much replanting has been necessary. Condition of the crop that is up is generally poor to fair. A period of warm weather is urgently needed for young cotton. Only five to 10 percent of tilt state's soybean acreage hat been planted to date. Planting will be heavy as seen as 9*il conditions permit although higher priority will be given to getting the remaining cotton and rice seeded. A few counties have a sizeable acreage of soybeans already up and herbicidal oil is being applied fer grast control. .action our ust sick. And I guess if it were net for ome present government sub- idy to agriculture, our efficient arming system as we know it oday would just collapse. Farmers are not proud of heir subsidy program. They re a bit hesitant and ashamed bout having to accept a dime if assistance from anybody, 'he. pride of the American armer still exists. It has not r et been destroyed by the sub- »idy system. * - * * If you and I are ever critical ibout the financial aids that armers have received to date, perhaps we should first think about the subsidy American agriculture has given to this na- ion. For most of the years o£ my life America has recognized hat the farm economy has not received its share of America's growing economy. We have ieen well-fed and well-clothed and we have hardly had a food scarcity of any kind since 1918. farmers always hope to have a stand of cotton by May 20, except for the farmers on sandy land West of Big Lake wf-o will plant cotton after May 20. There have been a few years when cotton planted in the Leachville area as late as June 1 produced acceptable yields. Cotton comes up quicker, grows and matures faster sn the sandy soils. Government ASC officials recognize the plight of some cotton farmers, and recenty changed their rules to say something like this: "If farmers in Arkansas have not been able to plant or replant their cotton by May 22, due to- disastrous weather conditions, they may change their plans and plant some other non-allotted crop on their intended cotton acreage. "Farmers will draw their price support payment of 11.53 cents a pound, times their average yield, on such abandoned acreage." Near normal soybean yields can be expected if planted any- jme up to about June 15. WARNING: Every farmer should contact the County ASC Office before abandoning cotton and planting soybeans. Get their permission and understanding beforehand! Like a puppet, I bounced back up this week when I became ware of all the cotton promo- ion activities in Mississippi County. This is NATIONAL COTTON WEEK. Cotton is positively a good product to promote. It's so cool and moisture absorbent in the summer — all year in fact. Cotton products are actually strong. ir when wet and in the wash- Is Your Lawn Mower Dogging \ Around? It So. . .Let An Expert Pep It Up. Complete Tune-Up For Any Make or Model. Free Pick-up & Delivery GOOSEY'S Tire Shop & Garage No. 6th & W. Moultrie With 8 NEW JOHN DEERE combine Wrap up your maize harvest faster, easier than ever this year with-a new John Deere 95 Combine. It's better than ever—more speed, more capacity, more strength, more convenience, and more style. New cell-type separating grate is regular equipment in all new John Deere Combines. It allows much mom separation before material ever gets to the walkers ... reduces load on the walkers so you can speed up & to % gear without increasing walker loss. There's a lot more that's new arid better on the 95 and all the other combines in The long Green Line. Stop in soon for details. Ask about the Credit Plan. Missco Implement Co. So. High-way 61 BlytheviUe, Ark. Phone PO 3-4434 Let Tenorair kill the weeds in your young soybeans. In about 10 days, clean beans. Tenoran kills the troublesome broadleaf weeds that come through most weed killers. And 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 postemergence 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 worst damage then. Tenoran does its best job then. In about 10 days you'll have dead weeds and clean' beans — a profitable combination. Call your dealer for /"< T "D A Tenoran Herbicide. C 1 O A COMPLETE WEED CONTROL SERVICE Including machinery, chemicals, parts, and experience, plus a complete line of seed protectants and insecticides. • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••**'*"*'**** GET YOUR TREFLAN FROM: HARDY SALES & SERVICE 705 Clear Lake Ave. Ph. PO 3-6978 KILL SEEDLING JOHNSONGRASS and PIGWEEDS IN SOYBEANS Dependable Treflan* stops Johnsongrass from seed and pigweeds cold ... before they can come up to cut your yields. Treflan also kills all other annual grasses and a dozen kinds of bad broadleaf weeds. Get Treflan... weatherproof, longlasting. FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION THE HOME OF SUDDEN SERVICE Hution * No. Broadway «•• 34191

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