The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 12, 1956 · Page 27
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 27

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 12, 1956
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for bettor Harvest Paydays (.?'..,- '..- '- 1 • ;I i. n = i4L ,¥.'>£i>3V,:*,;*Vj>7 i i,/JCi&t.^i. Q The new Big-Bin Model 66 ALL-CROP Harvester can nuke better harvest paydays for you in 1956! Do itfatt— Wide-Flow Feed keeps you moving in heaviest growth. Big 25- bu'shel grain bin unloads on-the-go. Here's all the capacity needed on most diversified farms, and any two or three-plow tractor can handle it on PTO. Sow every crop—That's right! The ALL-CROP Harvester has proved itself in more than 100 crops—from the smallest grass seeds to the largest beans. Here's the way to cut field losses to a new low. And remember, a timely harvest with your own ALL-CROP Harvester is the biggest crop saver of all. form exfro rfolfors—Two ways! The price is right. The leader actually costs you less. And ALL-CROP Harvester features put you dollars ahead. Air Blast separation, rubber-faced shelling surfaces, saw-toothed wind control valves, and full-length grain drag, all team up to get more crop into the machine .. . more seed out of the crop ... more profit I'rom every acre. The Big-Bin Model 66 ALL-CROP Harvester is the best harvest insurance you can buy. See your Allis-Chalmers dealer. AUIS-CHAIMERS, FARM EQUIPMENT DIVISION-MILWAUKEE I, WISCONSIN ALLIS-CHALMERS « AHis-Chalmers has performance loaders for every harvest need. £ Medium-size Self-Propt'lleds 9-fl. and 12-fi. Model 100 ALL-CHOP Harvesters 7-H.and 10-ft. Model TGl IAMB-BALDWIN combines. "Giants of the Harvest" 12-fl. and 14-fl. Models A and R Gu AM K-BALIIWIN combines AU.-CKOI* uiul (H.I'JANKK-UAI.DWIN an- Allii-nialincri Iraili-roarkn. A new war has been declared on corn insects. It is a scientific war with the generals working in laboratories, trying to cut down the multi-billion dollar insect food bill taken from our national grub stake. Corn is our biggest grain crop, and a host of insects are clamoring for a sizeable share. Chief among these is the European corn borer. This lusty fellow was imported from Hungary in broom corn. Since 1933 the food bill for his tribe has been more than one billion dollars. Following is a list of .corn insects and their controhtneasures: Corn borer. Moths deposit eggs in masses of 15 to 25 on the underside of corn leaves. Eggs hatch in 5 to 11 days. There are two kinds of corn borers. One hatches more than one brood during the corn growing season. Control measures are the same for both types of borers: Shred, disk, and completely plow under old corn stalks. Rotate crops. DDT and other insecticides are very effective. In some areas, natural parasites of the corn borer have been helpful. Corn Root Worm. These fellows work underfoot, chewing, off the roots so that corn falls over and is hard to pick. Research shows corn damaged by root worms produces as much as 50 bushels less than undamaged corn. The corn root worm is classified as a soil insect, and insecticides must be applied into'the ground. Mixing insecticide with commercial fertilizer is effective in controlling root worms. Corn Ear Worm. These greenish worms not only eat field corn but have a healthy appetite for canning corn as well. They can l>e effectively controlled by spraying an emulsion of DDT and mineral oil. •Wire Worms. White grubs, cut Worms, web worms, bill bugs, cornfield ants, and aphids are all considered soil insects. In addition to cultural practices, insecticides such as toxaphene, aldrin, chlordane, and DDT applied in the soil are effective. Arm;/ Worm*. True army worms roc- cur every year, but occasionally an out" break develops. Watch for these dark green worms early in small grain, corn, and grasslands. Army .worms often are destroyed by parasitic flies'and wasps. In* secticides such as dieldrin, toxaphene, and DDT {ire effective against army worms. Grasshoppers. When the young hatch in the spring, it is the best time to control by spraying. Severe outbreaks in some seasons require wide use of Chemical sprays, dusts, and baits. Cor;i Weevil. Corn is not safe — even after it is stored in the bin. Insects arc eternally vigilant to increase their population. The corn weevil can be effectively controlled by spraying the crib or bin with DDT, methoxychlor, or pyrethrum. This is going to be a great year for a new war on corn insects. v No one farmer can control insects alone, but by working together with your neighbors and agricultural specialists, the hordes of insects will feel your might. With an organized insect war, people may someday be able to eat off the first table — not the second. The corn ear worm has a habit of eating at the first table. His delicacy is the tender, plump kernels near the end of the ear. What is left is for humans. Often the ear is well developed when the second generation of corn borers attack. The borers so weaken the shank holding the ear that it drops to the ground. These two insect soldiers are army worms. The way they attacked this corn leaf is typical. The outside of the leaf is eaten away, down to the center vein. Chewed off roots are the result of corn root worms. A heavy infestation leaves but few roots to hold up the plant, as a result corn falls and'lodges.

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