The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1967 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 23, 1967
Page 11
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Mythwffl* (Art.) Court* K«ws - Mdiy, Juris », Wf <• FARM NEWS Review and Forecast On Missco Farms By Eeith Bilbrey, County Agent A week of in-service training i tant county agent here, is now ick on the campus of the Uni- county agent in Lincoln County. back versity of Arkansas was both refreshing and educational. It's good to visit with all of the Star City is the county seat. Bryles learned last year by accident that the Semmes variety professors and research people of soybeans is many times who are studying many of the I more tolerant to hormone-type agricultural problems in Mis- herbicides, such as butoxone and sissippi County. I have no practical way of telling you how 2-4-D, than other common soybean varieties. EXPECTED « TEMPERATURES Temperatures are expected to average above normal for most of the country east of the Continental Divide. The Pacific Coait and particularly central California are in for cooler readings. much work they really do forj These herbicides are some- Mississippi County farmers, as'times necessary in killing out well as other areas of the state. | neavy cocklebur infestations. We have been so grateful to i It's unfortunate that the research people for developing Semmes variety does not ma- the Pickett soybean, which is ture quickly enough for our resistant to the soybean cyst | farmers to grow them in North nematode. Also, for the Davis' Mississippi County. Maybe re- soybean which is resistant to; search people can breed this phytophthora root rot. : barmone tolerance into some of However, we learned bad the other soybean varieties, news from University research; Researcn men have found on their cyst nematode plots in that t j, e cr itical or important the Promised Land Community. I tjm( ; ^ irr jg a te soybeans is af- A new strain of cyst nema-j ter blooming starts and during tode has been found that will j d ^ Further research Indi- infest or attack the Pickett va-, cates tnat irrigation of cotton riety. This may mean that if j on the neav i er soils is a ques- Poverty Efforts Must Combine Productivity with Distribution we plant the Pickett variety of soybeans, on a cyst nematode- infested field year after year, this new nematode might build up in numbers sufficient to de- story the Pickett soybean also. Dr. Jack Walters is doing considerable research on the viruses in soybeans. All soybeans have viruses here, some more than others. Dr. Walters thinks that all viruses may be holding tionable practice. After Dr. Thurmon's untimely death, the University has hired a Dr. Smith to take over the small grain breeding and research work. Mr. Maloch and I had a valuable visit with him. We told him how important wheat is for agriculture in Mississippi County. Among other things, we wish soybean yields down as much I he could develop a good wheat phytopbthroa root rot Now variety that would mature five comes the problem of e i t h e r controlling the viruses or developing resistant varieties. Mark Bryles, a former assis- or six days earlier than present varieties. This -would help us a lot in getting a soybean crop following our wheat harvest. EXPECTED PRECIPITATION Above-normal precipitation is the outlook for the upper Midwest, the central Pacific Coast and the Southwest. Dry spots center in southern California, Texas and the mid-Atlantic states. Council Asks Return Of Skip-Row Pattern WEST MEMPHIS - The Ag-| group believes. The Council at- ricultural Council of Arkansas I so said crop allotments should County Thrip Damage Is Gravest in Years wants to see skip-row cotton back in the state and believes the rules should be relaxed to permit any of the popular pattern formerly used. Present regulations allow all of the usual patters, but place an acreage 'penalty' on the most profitable ones. The Council's views on skip- row cotton and other factors affecting the state's farmers were revealed in a policy statement issued by the organiza- By BO GIBSON Associate County Extension Agent North Mississippi County This may be the worst year In history.for thrip damage to cotton in North Mississippi Cou. iy. They were bad in this area last year, too. The University entomologist warned us that we might have a bad thrip outbreak because «f the large wheat acreage and the late - planted cotton crop. On June 2, Bilbrey warned all farmers to be on the look out for a thrip infestation and to poison if necessary. We have two commercial cotton insect scouts working in North Mississippi County, They are inspecting cotton every week in the following communities: Number 9, Flat L a k e, Blytheville, Half Moon, Dell, Lost Cane, Little River, Manila and Leachville. Out ef the 114 different cotton fields these men are scouting 71 of them have already been poisoned for thrip controls, some twice. Some of your cotton that continues to be stunted from thrip might still benefit from a poisoning program. Heavy rains also give temporary thrip control. If you were fortunate enough to get one of the heavy showers this week, you may not need to poison your cotton for thrip, al- though.the plants may look bad. Examine the plants to see that you definitely have a high population of thrip before spending time and money on poison. We like to see farmers poison thrip, not plant symptoms. Some fanners who have poisoned for thrip have been disap- pointed that the cotton has not >rown well. In these cases, we iiave found that the cotton also las a very poor root system, due to,the cold nights in May and seedling diseases. Thrips or no thrips, this cotton can't grow very well until it developes a new root system. In most cases a new root system cannot be developed until good rains fall. For thrip control measures, we find that most farmers are using Bidrin at one-tenth pound active material per acre. It is relatively cheap and works both as a contact killer and a systemic. This means that it not only will kill the insects it contacts, but will also be absorbed into the plant juices and for a few weeks will kill any insects that suck On the plant or eat the leaf tissue. If you do not Know how to scout cotton for a thrip infestation, call us and we'll give you a demonstration. be assigned to the land; the parity concept based on maximum permitted acres should be continued; and the cotton trade should change to the net weigh) basis of selling each bale in terms of actual content of cotton, instead of present trade rules based on gross weight, which assumes a fixed amount of bale covering material. » * * Officers of the Council also remain free from acreage con LITTLE ROCK - Our current concern for poverty is not because we have a higher proportion of it, but because we have opportunities to do so much more about poverty, suggests T. E. Atkinson, Extension economist. He notes, "Our economy is set up to reward production. So poverty is really the absence of production, or production at a very low level, whether applied to a family, a community or a nation." In its simplest form then, the solution is either to make the ioor productive, or to share the iroductivity of others in greater abundance with the poor. That s why any major attacks on poverty must be concerned not alone with distribution, but either case, our major task is lo prevent poverty from perpetuating itself or increasing in relative size to the productive iorce in our society. The average urban family now spends 48 per cent for food, clothing and shelter (needs), and has the other 52 per cent to spend for their wants, as they please. Atkinson lists some of the reasons that our economy, set up to reward production, can have poverty in the midst of so much over-all production and prosperity. "Some have called this 'prosperity unemployment.' We need to be concerned with those human capabilities that will result in a wider distribution of production among the labor force — not just the distribution of the fruits of production among consumers." * * * Economists often liken the national economy to a giant machine. Resourees are fed into the machine and out come food, cars, TV sets and other consumer goods and services. Resources that go into this economic machine are of three type: natural resources, such as land, Iron ore, oil deposits and water; man - made re- seurces, such as tractors, saw mills and highway; and human resources, or people. It Is obvious that human resources are the most Important. mand for labor. From 1950 to; and so has the us« of technq!- 1962, the jobs held by persons ' ogy. Therefore, technology dojt with eight or fewer years 'f I not prevent increases in era- education decreased 6.2 million; :ployment. However, it greatly those with some college training alters the job requirements and increased by 5.3 million. job locations. Automation differs from ear- Consumers place a dollar value on all goods and services produced. In this way, the con- Her mechanization and the as- sumer attribuies a value to the;sembly lines which helped to People build machines, devel-' men, dollars, machines and; create millions of high repeB- op natural resources and buy: land used in the production of in the eastern and Delta sections. Among points covered were: Continuation of the present cotton program was urged. It has achieved its goals of maintaining farm income and stabilized prices,, and has lowered surpluses more than expected," the statement said. Voluntary diversion under the present cotton law should be administered to guarantee an automobiles; therefore, the entire human race is awakening to the realization that knowledge -is power. Consequently, the scramble for education whether formal or informal will increase — not diminish. Any economic system is charged with the allocating limited resourses among many pos- goods and services. At the pres- tive, low - skilled jobs with learning periods of one day to ent time, society places a high! a week. In contrast, automa- value on goods or services like j lion is the product of many recreation, space exploration weeks and months of work by and travel facilities. i highly trained specialists who Therefore, resources used 10 design, program, install, and do produce these services have a other things necessary to bring high value. On the other hand, the machine into being and society now appears to place a i keep it operating. '-_: low value on additional food | Today the worker who can ot- sibile uses for meeting the un-, production, and resources used j fer only hands and his unlimited wants of consumers. in food production tend to have ! trained mind in the job market' In our system we rely largely on me price mechanism to perform this function, notwithstand. ing increasing amounts of regulation. At any given time when the a relatively low value. : is in much the same position as Our system has worked very the physically handicapped well and someone has said that j times past. we are the first country in the world to spend less for "needs" (food, clothing and shelter) than Any changes in job "mix" at the plant are only part of th« story. The highly skilled techni- economy Is working smoothly, j for "wants." If rapid technolog-1 cal services that a major it is adjusted to receive a spe- ical development is to continue,! version to automation requires cific amount of all three types of resources — human, natural and man-made. Furthermore, these resources have certain qualities that are ssential. A change in any re- ource means that the other re- ources have to be adjusted or hanged or the economy will ot function smoothly. For example, there Is strong veidence that the distribution : unemployment and underem- loyment is due more frcm slow hanges in the characteristics quality) of the labor supply tion, which represents growers trols and be supported with • - " realistic loan price. On rice, the group went On record as favoring an allotment sale and lease program similar to those for cotton. HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE CO. MM Onion Am PBOB. STMMO Memphis «, ••asef Mt Call foi Tnt eotuuluaon. Uuonne* for Estate piana Bej Mm Partnership -ma Col- poratton Oronp Nfiftan * " ment ana Hoitftalbattw, Can't Determine Age There is no way known by which scientists can determine the exact age of a wild mammal, but they can gather a general idea from the wear of its teeth, provided they know the ample supply of cotton, the average life span of the species. ACPA Picks J.N.Conner James N. Conner, executive vice-president of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association, was elected secretary-treasurer of the American Cotton Producers Association at its annual meeting in Washington on May 34. Want New Ask Deal'* Interiors about FREE LABOR The labor on yonr draperies is free when the fabric you select is from 1.98 per yard or more and the draperies are 75" or longer. 's Interiors Plan Shopping Center — Ph. PO 3-9481 Tenorair for soybeans, the best early post- emergence weedkiller. Don't use it till you see a stand of beans. fTenoran ktt yo« S before yoa invest in weed eontroL Then you eaa knock out the troublesome broadleaf weeds. Just spray Tenoran before the weeds get 2 inches tall ,-in about 10 dayt you'll have dead weeds and clean beans. This i» die way to weed soybeans. \Tenoran kills annual broadleaf weeds men at eocklebur.tnominggloiy.vdvetletf and pigweed fc-the weeds that eome through preemergenoe weedkillers. This year wait till you see yowr beans-then wipe out the weeds with Tenoran Herbicid«,Order Tenoran ^ _ _ . from iwwbdealer today. C 1 £> A FARMERS SOYBEAN CORPORATION THl HOMt Of SUDDfN SIRVICl Hutson ft No. Iracdway Ph. PO it is necessary to have increased investment. This investment may be both private and public and it is extremely important that more in- are usually provided by suppliers, not the firm itself. The installation of an automatic oil refinery in Arkansas, »r a computer - controlled mill In Chi- vestment be made in the human ] cago will often provide many factor. Training and education ' man - years ol new jobs for en- contribute greatly to the poten-Igineers, mathematicians, pro4. tial for increased production. In i gramers, and other specialists addition, education erases some I in firms a thousand miles away;:: restrictions to mobility and in- In order to better qualify; creases the opportunities f o r < youth as a means of distribut- people in depressed areas to ing the opportunities of produc- break out of poverty. lion, it seems the real chaU. Net employment in the United , lenge is to teach yeuth te b« States has increased nearly ev-, teachable, yet discriminating, ban from changes in the de-|ery year since World War II 1 Atkinson concludes. 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