Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 25, 1955 · Page 11
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 11

Dixon, Illinois
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Wednesday, May 25, 1955
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The Dixon Evening Telegraph — Dixon, Illinois Wednesday, May 25, 1955 * Rural Ogle By C.EOKC.E D. PEK1SHO "~OkIc Count} Farm Athiser OREGON — (Special)— Now that jour com 19 planted and we have had a good '•am, \ ou should be primarily inteiested in controlling the weeds. Weeds use up moisture and fertility that should go into the com plants Tot best i e suits, ueeds should be killed off while still m the seedling stage or before they show above Uie ground. This can be done with wide implements designed for shallow cultivation such as the rotary hoe. Once over before the corn comes up and one to three times afterward s, depend ing Upon weather c.enrre D. Per1»ho conditions, will usually Keep weeds under conuol. Under some conditions chemical weed killers have proved effective and are gaming m popularity. However, they should bp used cau tiously and in any event, chemical weeding should not be considered as a substitute foi cultnation but lather as a supplement to it for controlling weeds m com. Where the soil is too wet to emu Greatest \A/s='\Air EVE 221 FIRST ST. — PHONE 2-1511 NewspaperRRCHIVE® Page 11 Time to Think of Weed Controls late. 2, 4-D mav be used effective- lv to save tne corn crop. 2, 4-D should not he used on com when it is in the one and two leaf stages It may be used after the two leaf stajre, but do not apply more than one-quarter pound of the acid of the ester or one-half pound of acid of tha amine type of 2, 4-D per acre. There is some danger associated with the use of 2, 4-D in corn during the period from the three leaf stage to tasseling. The most se\ere type of injury caused by 2, 4-D has been stalk brittle-ness. If a storm should occur or the corn is culthated before the bnttleness disappears, serious breakage may occur. Post-emergence sprajuig of com should therefore be practiced only if there is a need problem that cannot be controlled by normal cultivation. The rate of application can be increased by keeping the spray off he plant as much as possible, thereby decreasing the damage from bnttleness and other types of injury. After the plant reaches height of three to four feet, u^e izzle extensions and confine the spray to the soil and base of the com plant. If a dense growth of ■eeds is expected after the last cultivation, one pound of 2, 4-D acid applied with boom extension after cultivation, directly to the soil will serve as a pre-emergence spray. Do not spray after the com starts to tassel. During the last few dajs I have had many inquiries concerning the spraying of oat fields to control weeds. On Saturday, I went with Walter LeFe\re to check his oat field. As I told Walt, 1 would refrain from sprajmg an oat field that is underseeded with legumes, unless it is a last resort and it appears that the weeds will take o\er. If we have a good stand of legumes, either 2, 4-D or MCP will reduce the stand. Whether we are planning it for hay or to increase the soil fertility, we cannot afford to have a reduction m our legumes, unless there is a severe weed in festation problem MCP has proved less injurious to legume underseed- mgs, although it is not so effective m controlling some weeds If you insist upon spraying your fields, apply the amine type of 2, 4-D or MCP at the rate of not more than one-quarter pound of acid per acre. If there is no legume under- seeding, the rate may be increased to one-half pound. Apply after 'the oats have passed the nve-leaf stagi and before it is m the boot stage. If the gram contains only small areas of Canada ttuatle, field bind weed or other noxious weeds, spot treatments at 'the rate of one-half to one pound of acid per acre is suggested. Although this rate will destroy the underseeding and prob ably reduce the grain yield in the treated area, this disadvantage 1 L / CONVERTING IN MID-AIR— The Bell XV-3 conxertiplane demonstrates how it changes fiom a helicopter, bottom, to an airplane, top Combination rotor-propellers mounted near the wing tips tilt forward 90 degrees after the take-off for high-speed flight Conversion is completed in 10 to 15 seconds without losing speed and while gaining altitude The hybrid craft is being developed bj Bell for the U S Army Spittlebug has cropped up in many aieas of Ogle County and in most cases, it is too late for any control measuies. These tiny bugs can cause hay losses varying fiom slight to 25 per cent or more, depending upon how heavily the field is infested. Bugs stunt the plants by sucking out their sap. In the heat of the day, heavily infested plants wilt and the damage can be quite severe. Also, where infestations are heavy, the hay may mold unless it is cured in the field for a longer time than normal. Insecticides will control these insects 11 correctly timed. For those who notice heavy infestation too late, the only solution is to cut the hay early and allow it to dry more than usual before putting it Into the barn. The early cutting and drying will kill many of the bugs as they require tender, juicy growth in order to If you are planning to pasture jur legumes it may pay to treat, owevei, the insecticides should be applied in sufficient time before pasturing to prevent a carry-over of the residue effect. BHC applied at the rate of .3 of a pound of the gamma isomer per acre will give lather effective control; nowever, the lesidue will remain for about three weeks If you apply methoxy chlor at the rate of iy2 pounds per acre, }ou should allow one week to lapse before pasturing. We are planning to have a farm machinery clinic at the Polo High School farm shop on June 2. This meeting will begin at 7 :30 p m. Information on repairing, maintenance and adjustments of forage harvesters, hay balers and mowers will be presented by machinery dealers of Polo and Wendell Bowers, of the agricultural engineering department at the University of Illinois. win Offer EVER MADE! jr ^ TRADE IN NfcW AND f GET FANTASTIC \: SAVINGS ON THIS - BanBllff ~ ' -^ggareg**-' \ »mmamn\mm^^ Today! Right now! 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Formal dis- ons will be on the technical I problems and accomplishments of the industry There'll be assess- j ments of the present boom and its probably life expectancy. I in the corridors the earnest talk will be of what to do about wages, prices and expansion. What the steel industry does about those three things could help set a national pattern wage Talk* mi" Wage talks with the steelwork- ers union open in a couple o: weeks m Pittsburgh Kumor nas it that the union will ask for a wage increase of more than 16 cents an hour. Steel executives here for the meeting will have a chance to compare ideas on how much man agement should offer Some be lieve* that when the negotiations are over the settlement will be around 12 cents an hour. Steel wage talks start after the auto industry's deadline has passed. What happens in Detroit 1954 PUMPAGE 523,677,600 Gallons. Average Dally 1,434,400 Gallons. DIXON WATER COMPANY will have a strong effect on th steel talks. A strike in the auto industi would cut off the steel mills' Jjes customer. Or. a libetal wage lr crease thcie as a compromise on the auto union's other demands would be a strong talking point the steclworker^ in bargaining with The guaianieed annual wage- chief bone of contention in Detroit I't tome up in the steel in dustry until next year. steel price hike is just as pressing a topic today. Leaders in the industry have said a price m- ease is necessary, no matter hat the outcome of the wage talks ne\t month. They cite rising opeiating c<">sts Their customers, noting the lec- oi d or neai-ieroid earnings that some steel companies leported in the first thiee months of the\eai. will hope that the puce hike can be held to a small une The steelmen, if they compare Boyle Gathers Quick List of Snap Decisions By HXL BOIXK NEW YORK tfl— Little broad- jumps to big conclusions— or snap judgments a guy couldn't prove in If a man can't be taught by experience, he can't be taught. nimals had pockets like people, they'd have as many wor- A fellow who is always borrow ing someone else's pocket comb laiely makes lasting inenasnips. Four out of five times it is more expensive to buy a dinner for i small woman than a large one. When a gul cozily murmurs " don't really eat, I just peck a food," you can bet on it that th< bird she pecks like isn't a wrei but an ostrich. Theie are more secret eaters in America than there are secret drmkeis. 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