The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1938 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 8, 1938
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: ',~^m,^^ "*,'. .-•>,-'.' the Algona tJppor Des Moines, Algona, towa, Iferch % Ifldft Tractor Tires Uae New Inner Liquid ToKeep Ballast An important new 'development which totter increases the aflBc- teney of the tractor tins hm* now bean completed. This new developments the use of Uqnid tire ballast la place of wheel wheats. Many rubber-tired teuton now coma equippend with hydromatic tires on the drive wheels. Instead of being fined entirely with air, as IB the put, thaw tires are three- fourth! filled with, a special freese- reatstant liquid ballast, that has a punning effect upon the tauter tube rubber. The remaining area Is Oiled with uft which enables the operator to maintain the desired pressure In the tire. This liquid is heavier than water, and supplies the weight formerly provided by wheel weights. Should additional weight be desired it may be obtained by the use of wheel weights, which can be purchased as extras at nominal coat. The advantages of this new method of tire Inflation an numerous and important. The liquid ballast gives to the drive wheels a tow cants* of gravity. The weight necessary for the most efficient traction Is placed down low—right over the tread next to the ground—where It wiO do the most good. Unlike wheel weights, which frequently get loose, throwing the wheels out of balance and cresting destructive vibration, liquid tin ballast results In smoother wheel rotation, better traction and a steadier action In the entire tractor . Starting and acceleration an quicker and caster. The weight inside the tire offers no unsightly or Inconvenient projections on the wheels and is much more convenient to add or remove than Is the case with heavy, awkward wheel weights. How to Test Seed Corn is Explained The cheapest and most practical way of testing seed corn is as follows 3 A germinator is made from any box 3S inches square or larger, and from 4 to • inches high, for each bushel of com to he tested. This Is filled with moist sawdust or sandy loam to within two niches of the top. Moisten a piece of muslin, and with aa Indelible pencil mark it off In 1H Inch squares, numbering the squares from 1 to 100, starting at the left hand upper comer and working across and down. Place this over the sawdust or Iftunii A box 29 Inches square, inside measurements, win contain MO squares. Arrange the ears of com to be tested hi rows, ten ears to a row, and number them according to the squares on the cloth. Beginning with Bar No. 1, take six kernels from different parts of the ear and place them m Square No. 1. Place kernels from Ear No. 2 In Square and so on. Cover with a damp doth larger than the box, and place moist soil on top. Sprinkle with water occasionally. After five or six days, carefully roll back the top piece of muslin so as not to disturb the kernels, and examine the roots and stems. Wherever a kernel has failed to germ- mate or lacks robuts rootlets and stem, discard the ear from which it was taken. (Continued front Page Two) to harvest seed from 75 to 80 per cent of the acreage planted. TO produce double-cross hybrid seed corn, two single crosses are first made and in the second year the product of the two single crosses combined by again crossing. In making the double cross, one of the single crosses is used as the female or ear-producing parent Every fourth or fifth row Is planted with, the seed of the pollen-producing parents, the interseed of the single cross selected ss the ear-producing parents. All the tassels are pulled from the ear-producing rows before they shed any pollen, in this way nmk'ng certain that every kernel on each ear produced on these rows is a cross combining the four inbreds used In making the two single cross**" BfeM* Higher Yield In the IMS Iowa Corn Yield test. the best hybrid in test tat the northern section produced 58 bushels to the sen and the poorest. 39—a difference of IT bushels; in North Central Iowa, the difference between the-poorest and the best was IS bushels; in South Central Iowa, 20 bushels; and tat the southern section, 14 bushels. If you are interested in growing hybrid corn, you should be absolutely sun of the seed you buy. Buy- Ing seed simply because it is hybrid seed hi a poor policy. Good breeding is Just as Important In hybrid corn as in hogs or cattle. Only the right crosses win produce the best hybrids. .. In selecting your hybrid seed corn, it will pay you to foBow these simple rules: O> Select the type and variety which la suitable for your- locality; <2> find out beforehand the quality and yield-test record at. the corn, you buy; (3> purchase seed from* a reliable commercial seed company; M> try more than one of the hybrids recommended for your community; and <&> compare it directly with the favor- He focal com and measure the difference on the scales. Ranting Hybrid Seed Cant In planting open-pollinated com hi the past, the practice followed, bjr most farmers has been to grad* the seed, saving only the regular-shaped; kernels and throwing most of the tips and butts away. However*, tat planting hybrid seed com* the farmer is faced with an entirely different problem. Good hybrid seed fs expensive and is produced oa$f after years of Inbreeding and crowing. Therefore, it Is natural for, the farmer to want to plant the, tips, butts and the thtek, round kuneb of hybrid seed because they produce just as good corn as the mot* uniform kernel*, Vnthennore^ it is essential that these, irragularNdiap- edkerneb be pbntad with the highest possible degree of accuracy. Most, commetctat Seed companies grade their hybrid seed cats. Usually there arerfonr grade* obtainable, ranging from the regutav- shaped kernels to kernels that are round or irregular in shape. The more uniform seed usually brings a slightly higher price, because It can be planted BMreaccurateljr and because spedat plates are not required; The regular-shaped kernels are often referred to as "edge-dropf co0b jCBittssedcBaVbcfpiisBtsd vcty accurately hi certain planters, using the regular ntatest for corn. The round, irregular-shaped kernels are often called "hut-drop? corn because it was first assumed that these could be planted only with hilt, drop planters. However, special plates with wide or rounded eeQs have been made for: certain makes of planters to handle this round corn with the highest degree of accuracy. '» '- • Advantages <* Bfebrid Corn 1 <dl weO-adapted com hybrid has many advantages over the common, opea-oollinated variety. It may be expeded to yield from 1ft to 25 per cent more graht. This is due large- ly to the greater untformi^r oC pro- aad almost no nubbtntt. The are uniform in sise and grow OB creasing the ease of husking^ j other characMnrtte of the hybrids now commercially available) which has-had fufly as much to do-with their popularity as the lugh yield character, is the greater strength of stalk and root. Their ability to stand erect until late in the SOB- makes unnecessary the dis- of harvesting conk that is down- o» leaning, many of the ears of which may be spoiling OB, the groundl The hybrid method of eon* breeding has aba greatly reduced the hazards of corn productioa. of the combinations are* mi resistant to the prevalent corn diseases and to. the chincb bug and other Insect Injuries. Moreover, marked differences in cold resistance have also beett established. Certain hybrids, in which cold-resistant fat- breda have been combined^, planted the 28th of March under advene Seia condition^ gave over 9ft per cent of & perfect stand; whtle several open-pollinated varietiesi planted for comparison under identic) conditions, failed almost entirely; Farmer On .. More Tlvm Caar On the jpenwfe eaehe,. jfeae spend about; 30» hww h* you* automobile. It isV eep^pe* wttfc score* of devices; that ma&i A-_ ing * pleasam 0B f awotte* hand; a farms* may* spend ffeoB* three to six times) as many honr»a»«h» seat of ht» tractor, so* it i* even more- important that iQ. toot, should add; em oners comfort; and make Jblfr tmmttjii^ ..-...--.-ft, m t*mmm .111 >ir iBiil.a jut name* manufacturers; uuay p ifofyg evevythixig! possible to make* tractor. onetatfaB? more, pitas . ant and comfortable. The spring. ^ adjustable, back rest, big steerta* wheels, and shock proof steering mechanism are a* few of the recent improvement* Ov rubber tireev the tractor dim smoothly over uneven ground^ and the eushionmE effect o£tiie>bM low> ----- - " run. take car* of j« hwwo< aft cool place* OF KOSSUTH COUNTY'S NBRST, RHEST, MOST COMPIETE II H» Handling Entirely and Exclusively Case Farm Machinery "FT COSTS LESS TO FARM WFTH CASE" Free Movies - Lunch Musical J&itertainment— Talks Wed. March 9 Program to Start at 10 A.M. and Continue Thru the Day • We are proud to announce that our firm will be exclusive distributors in this Territory for the entire J.L Case Farm Implement Line of 77 pieces of the most modern, up-to-date farm machinery in the U.S. • Our Store and Business will be devoted entirely to farm implement sales and service... our front room will be for display purposes and office work, and at the rear we have ample space for assembly work and a service department. We Cordially *nvite You to Our Opening - Bring Your Friends HOVEY IMPLEMENT C L. E. HOVEY, Proprietor Located on North Thorington St., Directly East of Kossnth Court House

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