The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 21, 1954
Page 9
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JTIIDAY, MAY 21, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINB On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBBEY, County Afent •t~. Cotton Situation I can't think of anything good to say • about the cotton siuation at the present time. I believe that 60% of the,.-cotton, in North Mississippi County has been replanted. It varies widely by communities. For instance. I estimated some of the community replantings like this:— Armorrt, 30%; Huffman, 25%; No. 9, 25%i Yarbro, 90%; BIytheville, J0.^>; Oosnell, 10%;, Dell, 25% Half Moon,60%; New Liberty. 95%; Clear Lake, 80% ;• Roseland, 40%; Manila, $0%?**A Leachville, 50%. i Gall* to the County Agents Office the past two weeks have been very heavy. Mr. Carter and I-would like toHthahk all of the people for their patience in giving us time to get around. So far as I know we have about caught up at the present tiiiie and have finally visited all of the people who wanted us to make field inspections or help them decide whether or not to replant. Weather conditions being what they are, we are finding several farmers who wish they had not plowed up so" much cotton. There are many others however who had to replant regardless of weather conditions. , Generally speaking cotton on loam and sand soils had to be replanted. A high percentage of the cotton on gumbo and heavy soils, although damaged, is being saved. No Bugs ' It should be of some interest to you to know that Gordon Barnes, bur Extension Entomologist from the University visited the County ^Tuesday of this week and we find the bug situation very quiet. Many farmers East of Big Lake were afraid that thrips would get on the cotton now and further damage and delay it. Actually the thnp population at this time is very low. We did see enough thrip in the Dell area around Ed Hardin, Eudell Newsom and Sigmon Bross. land to perhaps justify poisoning. These observations were made Wednesday p.m. I do not know all of the reasons Paint Closeout Types and Colors Price Hubbard Hardware WE BUY USED FURNITURE . PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. why but it appears that thrips do not do nearly so much damage in the Manila-Leachville area West of Big Lake. I have never seen a thrip population in that area heavy enough to justify poisoning. Last Call Mr. Henson. the bangs calfhood vaccinator, will be in North Mississippi County beginning on Monday, May 24, instead of May 17 as previously announced. If you have female calves between 4 and 3 months of age that you would like to have vaccinated, and have not already notified me, let me know right away. I must make up his vaccination schedule Saturday morning, May 22. You Are Welcome It seems to me that occassionally I meet farmers who are a bit bashful or hesitant about asking for some service or advice from the County Agent or Assistant Agent. Maybe it's just that some people are quite considerate of us and the fact that we are quite often busy. The thing I want to tell you is that no man ever lived who was not welcome at the County Agents Office. Furthermore, every individual in the County has a right to ask for our service, advice, research information, or a farm visit. If we can't get to you then we will know how to explain the situation and you will be able to understand why we can't. Just remember that you, your questions, your visits, and your requests are always welcome at the County Agents Office. We get a lot of pleasiire out of working, helping and visiting with you and if we didn't we would look for another job. Visitinr Day I have decided that I am going to attend the Cotton Branch Experiment Station Visiting Day in Marianna this year. They are having a very special ocassion. Among other things they are dedicating the new Soil Testing Laboratory that was recently completed on the Station. Earl J. Coke, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture will make the principle address. Governor Cherry will formally dedicate the laboratory. Lots of big shots will be there and they are expecting several thousand people. They are even erecting a special tent to take care of the crowd. You Get Credit If you give up. or loose your cotton this year, and later plant the land in some other crop, I understand from Walter Daniels, A.S.C. Office, that you will get credit for cotton history on that acreage which you plant one or more times. This is true, even if you do not harvest any cotton this fall. When crop measurement starts this summer I assume you must show the reporter exactly where the cotton was originally planted. This is important in keeping the cotton history and cotton allotment for your farm. gqg^ CHECK ON INSECT DAMAGE — H. H. Carter, assistant county agent; Gordon Barnes, extension entomologist from the University of Arkansas, and R. L. Atkinson of the Forty and Eight community are pictured inspecting a cotton field for possible damaging insects. (Courier News Photo) The.field trip this week resulted in a statement from the entomologist that none of the cotton insects are problems in the county at this time. Thrips and lice, Mr. Barnes pointed out, are at a very low count. This came as good news to many farmers who had looked suspiciously at crinkled leaves coming out after the cold weather of May 3. The poorly-developed leaves had an appearance similar to that of thrip damage. County Agent Keith Bilbrey said the new leaves coming out now should have normal development. The university's agriculture extension service is operating an expanded weekly insect scouting service this year, Mr. Bilbrey pointed out. Insect progress and problem reports are summarized and sent to all Arkansas County agents. This, it is hoped, will permit county agents to anticipate insect outbreaks before the occur and should lead to speedier action toward eliminating them. Crop Bulletin (Compiled by cooperative efforts of USDA, Extension Service, Department of Commerce and University of Arkansas College of Agriculture.) Mr. Farmer ' WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF SWIFT MIXED FEEDS—FOR CATTIE, HOGS AND POULTRY. SEE OR CALL US FOR YOUR FEED REQUIREMENTS. South Highway 61 COO Research proves International Harvester Air Conditioners give more cooling and dehiimidifying capacity...yet cost less to operate! Why suff*r with boat and humidity when it's so ea»y to OWD a new International Harvester Air Conditioner? Start being eool and comfortable right now, with the only air conditioner you can decorate to match your room I INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER Phone 2-2032 and dries more air at less cost! The mean temperature for the week, as determined from the records of 20 stations, was 64 degrees, which is 6 degrees below normal. Weekly means ranged from 67 degrees at Stuttgart to 60 degrees at Fayetteville. Extremes . anked from 38 degrees at Gilbert on the morning of the 14th to 87 degrees at Camden on the afternoon of the 16th. The average rainfall, as determined from the records of 25 stations, was 0.79 inch. The greatest weekly total was 2.86 inches at Texarkana; the least, 0.02 inch at BIytheville. There were 8 stations reporting over an inch and showers occurred the first of the week and again at the close. Moisture supply is-adequate to excessive in all parts of the State. Soil conditions were ideal for growing crops in many northern counties, although it was too cool. Elsewhere in the State, the soil was too wet for field work much of the week. A period of warm, sunny weather is greatly needed in all areas for planting, cultivating, crop growth and early hay harvest. Cotton, rice, corn, and vegetables have suffered most from the effects of the unfavorable weather. COTTON was more severely damaged by frosts and cool, wet weather than was first indicated. It appears that about 60-65 per cent of the acreage has been or will be replanted. A number of fields have already been replanted and a few such fields are up to a stand. Some local shortages of seed are reported Cotton is desperately in need of of sunshine in all parts of the State. The main chopping season has been delayed considerably. CORN is recovering nicely from the frost damage, but needs warmer weather and lots of sunshine. It was too wet to harvest much ALFALFA, small GRAINS for Hay, and other early hay crops during the week, except in some northern areas. Harvest will proceed rapidly as soon as weather conditions permit, with good yields expected for the most part. Some alfalfa and small grains were put into silos in northern counties. Better yields of OATS and WHEAT are expected as a result of recent rains, although .the heavy rains and strong winds caused considerable lodging. Damage from army worms and cut worms has been fairly well checked by poisoning. Many oat fields are turning and much wheat is in full head. Some replanting of RICE will be necessary because of frost damage. It has been too cool for rice to make good growth. Some early plantings are grassy. SOYBEANS suffered very little frost damage and the crop is doing very well in all areas. PEACHES are sizing nicely: some early varieties are being Lew e^w t-iayt*rm Come in and aaa bow easy it ia to own an IH, th« finaat of all air coo- ditiontra. fi »od«l»-> -M lOW M NltVKTCt DELTA IMPLEMENTS INC. "Serric* Holds Our TrM 1 Blvlheville Phone 3-6863 SEED SOYBEANS DORTCHSOY 67 (Early) DORTCHSOY 2 (Mid-Season) DORTCHSOY 31 (Late) . Non-Certified — Treated ROBERT L DORTCH SEED FARMS SCOTT, ARK. Phone: Little Rock WI 5-2858 MCPA Asks Benson Ruling Wants '54 Acreage To be Allotment Factor Formal requests has been made by the Missouri Cotton Producers Association to Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson that the acreage of land actually seeded to. cotton in 1954 be used for history purposes in establishing future al- lotmer..ts for states, counties and farms. In a letter to Secretary Benson. Hilton L. Bracey, executive officer of the MCPA,,pointed out that frost and cold winds during the last two weeks have caused a loss of 90 per cent of the cotton stands in the state. In many cases farmers are not replanting the original acres to cotton, as they fear it is too late for maximum production and also still not favorable for obtaining stands. Losses of stands are particularly severe, Mr. Bracey emphasized, due to the lateness of the season and also because cold, dry winds continue to presist. It is feared that cotton actually in cultivation will be substantially under the 1954 farm acreage allotment and farm marketing quotas Bracey, said, "Unless the acreage of land actually planted to cotton in 1954 is used for history purposes, a great many farmers will be severely penalized for conditions over which they have no control." Mr. Benson was requested to advise the MCPA just what arrangements the USDA is contemplating for protecting the farm acreage history in this area. Still Quilting HOMER. Mich. (JP)— -The Methodist women's society is still making money from quilting. Some of the quilts are given to the needy. Others are .sold. The group says it has been quilting since it was organized in 1857 and the old-time art has been handed down from generation to generation. thinned. The cool, rainy weather prolonged STRAWBERRY harvest and improved the quality of the berries. Harvest, however, is nearing completion in all areas except Searcy County and the northwest. Much replanting of CUCUMBERS has been necessary because of frost damage. TOMATOES in South Arkansas suffered only limited frost damage, mostly to first and second cluster blooms. Blooming is well along and prospects are fairly promising. CATTLE continue to gain weight on lush PASTURES and some herds are getting fat. LABOR supply has been adequate so far this crop season but many cotton choppers .viirbe needed in fie near future. Balanced Design Means less Wear- ^ Easier j Handling Use a BIG-CAPACITY JOHN DEERE No.55 Combine The engine and grain tank are centered on top of the Jghn Deere No. 55 Self-Propelled Combine. This means the No. 55 is balanced at all times, even when the grain tank is full. Weight being properly distributed—the No. 55 has good flotation and flexibility for soft and rough fields. Balanced design also means that your crop is evenly distributed over all of the units. There's no overloading to cause grain losses or undue wear. Come in and let us give you all the details on the 12- or 14-foot John Deere No. 55 Combine—the balanced combine) that saves more grain or seed at lower cost. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO Phont 3-4434 South Highway 61 S&tefo JOHN DEERE QUALITY FARM EQUIPMENT Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. BOLIMAN County . Home Demonstration Agent New Measure of Milk Value Research of the U. S. Department of Agriculture have developed a fast new way to determine the nutritious solids In milk. Up to now. the price of milk has been determined chiefly by the butterfat in L _: milk. But the non-fat milk solids contain the highest quality food protein known. A measure of all the solids would give a better basic for pricing and breeding. The new method Involves a newly designed lactometer and a new formula, plus the regular butterfat test. The new lactometer is being tried out now by the dairy industry and the colleges of agriculture. Milk for Health Most women are not drinking the milk they need each day. Their teen-age daughters are running a close second as poor milk, drinkers. One of the reason., for this is that women consider milk fattening. It is not. Actually, a glass of whole milk has fewer calories than a serving of many other foods. There are only about 165 calories in an eight ounce glass of whole milk. A serving of lean beef has about 300 calories. There are countless ways to ge full daily requirements. Milk can be used in many cooked dishes and desserts. Also, milk can be pur chased in many forms such as non fat dry solids and evaporated. It is difficult to have a balanced diet without Including milk. Milk not only helps balance the diet, but also the budget. No other food gives as much food value per dollar. More Cotton The USDA plans to make a study of in-ir!ace cleaning of cotton carpets and room size rugs. If a satisfactory method can be devised for cleaning and drying them on the floor, it should increase the use of cotton materials for floor coverings. The Hoover company is undertaking the study. A study of this subject will include the evaluation of specialized cleaning methods and the subsequent development of a practical portable machine. Should this study be successful, it will greatly increase the sale of cotton carpeting and produce a larger cotton market. It's Time To — 1. Control cabbage worms with a DDT spray on small plants or rotenone on plants beginning to head. 2. Place a teaspoonful of nitrate of soda in a ring around tomato or pepper plants about three weeks after planting. 3. Vacuum all wool rugs regularly, being sure to do a thorough job in corners and under furniture to prevent moth damage. 4. Spray closets, rugs, floors, and other places with t)DT or chlorint solution to kill moths. Sitka was capuai of Alaska under Russian ownership and until 1912 after Its purchase by the United States. My most profitable _. yield yet... 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