The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 28, 1954
Page 9
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FRIDAY/MAY 28, 1954 BLTTHEV1LLE 'fAHK.) COURIER NEW! PAGE mm REVIEW FORECAST On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBBEY, County Afcnl There Is A Reason Your government and the USDA have published bulletins on every subject under the sun—except how to grow cotton. ' You Icnow why such an interesting subject has been passed up? No one knows how to grow cotton. No two years have ever been alike. this year's conditions are not like last year, or any other year for that matter. It Looks Better This Thursday morning (at the time we're writing this) north Mississippi County is coming to life. Some 40,000 acres or more of old cotton that was saved is looking much better. Of the 60,000 acres or more that were replanted, 85 percent is up to a good stand and .more is coming. Texas Sends Stock Speaker Shepardson Slated For Livestock Meet BATESVILLE — Dean C. N. Shepardson of the School of Agri- Fifty percent of the crop is already chopped or blocked out. Grass has been no problem this May. Having warm spring weather in February, March and April and then winter in May brings on blues, hard times, instantly and heart failure. In all seriousness, have you property owners prepared and executed a last will and testament? Have you provided for a peaceful settlement? Or would legal arguments eat up the value of your estat and all of your people suffer? "Inheritance, Your Farm and Family," is the title of a Farm Management sections in all southern states in cooperation with the U. S. D. A.. your state's inheritance laws, etc., then ask your Extension Service office for publication Number Five, "Inheritance—Your Farm and Fam- will be principal speaker at the Visiting Day to be held on June 3 at the University oJ Arkansas' Livestock and Forestry Branch Station, near here. He will discuss "The Importance of Adult Education and Research in the Future of Agriculture," according to Charles E .Mabry, assistant director in charge of the Station. Dean Shepardson is well-known to dairymen and animal husbandmen in Arkansas, Mr. Mabry pointed out. Before becoming Dean of the Texas School of Agriculture in 1944, he had served as head of the Dairy Husbandry Department at Texas for 16 years. A graduate of Colpra- Mariama.—June 10 Do You older farmers remember when we use to have thousands of people attend the experiment station visiting days? ., One of the biggest crowds I ever saw in my life was at the Maria- Stations back about 1924. In addition to the new soils laba- ratory dedication there on June 10 (, I want to see their pasture studies with three different base grasses— fescue.bermuda and Dallas grass. Also, I want to see the effects of pasture irrigation. over subsoiling so I want to see and hear what the station folks have to say. There is the cotton variety testing, breeding, fertilizing, chemical weed control, dates of planting, soybean and corn studies, etc. Wonder if they have anything on frost-bitten cotton? Cooperators the carefully-controlled cotton fer- do Agricultural College, he received J tilizer demonstrations certain farm- his M.S. from Iowa State College. | ers have carried out here in the In 1937, he was appointed official U. S. delegate to the International Dairy Congress in Berlin, and in 1940 was official delegate to the Inter-American Agricultural Congress in Mexico City. The program for the all-day Visiting Day has been built around the theme, "A Year-Long Pasture and Forage Program," according to Mr. Mabry. The morning program, to begin at 9:30, will include discussions of the various pasture grasses and legumes that can be used in such a year-long program. ..The discussions will be held at the experimental plots and be led by the men who are conducting the research. ,The afternoon program will get| underway at 1 with a panel discussion on "Planning a Year-Long Pasture and Forage Program in Arkansas." Making- up the panel will be Mr. Mabry and four members of the University of Arkansas research staff. Dean Shepardson's talk is scheduled for 1:30 P.M. Both men and women from northeast Arkansas have been invited by Mr. Mabry to attend the affair. There will be a special morning program of exhibits and demonstrations for women, based on the subject, "Supplementing the Family Income with Home Industry." This part of the program will continue through the noon hour,, for the convenience of those women visitors who wish to accompany their husbands on the morning tour. Lunch will be sold on the Station grounds at noon. The Livestock and Forestry Branch Station is located 11 miles northwest of Batesville. and is 3 miles south of State Highway 69, Mr. Mabry pointed out. past two years. We appreciate the interest in similar tests again this year. Demonstration already have been established on the following farms: John Stevens, Jr.,—Dell Glenn Cook, Little River Dennie Hammond—Flat Lake H. G. Matthews—Yarbro Elery Hood—Clear Lake Vick Hyde — Gosnell J. W. Price—Calumet Hays Sullivan — Burdette G. T. Gracy—Yarbro Byron Moore—Lone Oak Two More will be established today with W. G. Brown and Bruce Byrd, both of Leachville. Missouri Hit COLUMBIA, Mo. — Damage by cutworms, in addition to the army worm, is showing up in bottom land in numerous counties throughout the state, says Harry Brown, entomologist at the University of Missouri. In central Missouri corn land, one-third to one-half grown black cutworms have been found in some fields in large numbers. This is the same cutworm that destroyed so much of the first corn planting last year and if the present situation is a measure of things to come, corn* growers are>te for another bad season, Brown warns. The black cutworm is one of the so-called surface cutworms but it spends the daylight hours an inch or so under the surface of the ground. Often it will cut off corn plants below the surface and leave them standing. In this case, the first indication of damage is wilting and drying of the plant. Big Eaters Caterpillars are voracious feeders but the damage that they do is out of all proportion to the amount that they eat or to the numbers that are persent. A single cutworm may, over a period of several days, destroy 20 or more feet of corn row by moving from plant to plant, Brown explains, Experience last year indicated that sprays could not be depended the black cutworm. Certain other species of cutworms seem to be satisfactorily controlled by low gal- lonage airplane or field sprayed, applications of toxaphen*. However, on the whole, the black cutworm seemed to respond to baits better than to sprays. According to Brown, a bait which has given excellent control of the black cutworm and of most of the other common cutworms may be mixed as follows: 100 pounds of bran, three pounds actual toxa- phene in an emulsifiable form, two gallons -of black strap molasses and seven to eight gallons of water. 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In aspeech prepared for delivery at the annual Visiting Day of the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station here. D. Howard Doane told a group of farm people from a three—state area that "today we are eating from the test tubes of the researcher." Visitors from Arkansas, southern Missouri, and eaftern Oklahoma had come here. A two-hour tour of the farm featured experimental work with livestock and poultry, vegetables, forage crops, small grains, and forestry. The speaking program and entertainment followed * barbecued chicken dinner. GeU Award Another feature was the presentation to Dr. H. R- Rosen, college plant pathologist, of the "man of the Year in Agriculture" award for Arkansas by The Progressive Farmer. It wai presented by T. H. Head, associate editor of the farm magazine. Doane said that agricultural research has two objectives: (D to discover new facts and opportunities for expanding production, reducing costs, improving quality, and returning reasonable farm operators; and profit* to (2) to find practical ways for preventing and controlling the hazards that constantly bes^t production* of farm products. bran. Another two or three gallons of water should then be added with further turning in order to bring the bait to the proper consistency for easy broadcasting. This bait should be put on in the late afternoon or evening at a rate of 15 to 20 pounds per acre. It may be applied rapidly to large acreages by using an end gate seeder or it may be spread satisfactorily by hand from the back Of a truck. A large, open container such as a galvanized tub will facilitate handling the bait when applied by hand. Types of Research 4 The founder of the Doane Agricultural Service of St. Louis also called attention to the two type's of research. Most farmers, he said, want im- best, what variety shall I plant, which spray will kill the most bugs. This is the applied or practical type of research, he said. On the other hand, he added, we cannot overlook basic research, which often is the necessary foundation for the practical answers later on. "I once knew a scientist," said Dioane "who spent three years get- ging an answer that could be given in less than three minutes. He wrote on the black board a formula that meant little to the average person. "However, it formed the basis for learning the effect of retarded growth on dairy heifers ultimate production." If we all understand these facts, we can have a better appreciation of why research must sometimes be a very slow process. And we can have more patience with the researcher." More Needed Doane cited the need for more marketing research to keep price with experimental work on production. He said more attention is now being given to consumer preferences. For example, a survey of housewives has shown that tenderness is a first requirement of a good steak. Thus, beef cattle research is being aimed toward a more tender steak of the futuer, he added. The speaker praised some of the research accomplishments of the Arkansas Experiment Station, calling special attention to the value of the poultry work. He also men- as being outstanding. Insult to Injury TRENTON, N. J. (£>)-—The robbers who held up a women in front of a bank took 39,000 in nonnegotiable checks they snatched from her and dumped them into a police station garage. They kept $2,200 in cash. "That's rubbing it in," remarked a detective. "But well get the punks." Pastures to Be Talk of Meet -CROSLEY SUPER-V DON'T DELAY ANOTHER DAY! Enter this Easy-to- Win Contest Now! HERE'S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO ... 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There H no age CONTEST Channel 13 WHIQ-TV Year- Long Program To Get Consideration At Batesville BATESVILLE -~ "A Year-Long Pasture and Forage Program" is the theme of the special Visiting Day to be held on Thursday, June 3, at the University of Arkansas' Livestock and Forestry Branch Experiment Station, near here. At the same time, a special program for women will consider ways of "Supplementing the Family Income with Home Industry," according to Charles L. Mabry, assistant director in charge of the Station. The all-day event, to which all north Arkansas farm men and women are cordially invited, will begin at 9:30 A.M. The morning program for men will be based on the considerable research that has been conducted in recent years at the Station en pasture and forage crops for the area. A tour of the experimental area. to last until noon, will include stops at six research plots. Subjects to be discussed at the stops include establishing small grains in Bermuda sod; grazing experiments with orchard grass and Ladino or Kentucky 31 fescue and Ladino; grazing of Coastal and common Bermuda grass; use of temporary pastures in a year-round pasture program; alfalfa and other forage crops; and new pasture and forage grasses and legumes that are now under test at the Station. Speaking at the six stops will be Doctors P. C. Sandal, M. L. Ray, 0. T. Stallcup, and R. D. Staten of the Agricultural Experiment Station staff at FayettevUle; H. J. Underwood of the Batesville staff; and W. R. Perkins, agronomist with the Arkansas Extension Service. The special women's program will be held in the morning and also during the noon hour. Home demonstration clubs from various counties in northern Arkansas have prepared exhibits and demonstrations on home industries being conducted by their members. Already scheduled are demonstrations • on basket making by women from Izard County, rug making by Independence County farm women, clothing' by a group from Cross County, and copper enameling by White County home demonstration members. Men and women visitors will gather together for the afternoon program. Four of the morning speakers and Mr. Mabry will hold a panel discussion on "Planning a Year-Long Pasture and Forage Program in Arkansas." They will answer such questions as "Can it be done?" and "Does It Pay?" There will also be an address by a guest speaker, to be announced later. Lunch will be sold on the Station grounds at noon by the Independence County Home Demonstration Club and 4-H Council, The Station is located 11 miles northwest of Batesville. 3 miles south of State Highway 69. WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. 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