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June 4, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1954 * Skips in Cotton Often May Damage Only Peace of Mind By H. H. CARTER, Assistant County Agent Skippy cotton stands often cause premature aging of cotton farmers. However, Mississippi experiments might indicate that irregular stands, up to a point, are probably more damaging to the farmer's peace of mind than to cotton yields. During the three year period* — 1936-36 the Mississippi. Experiment Station conducted extensive tests to determine the effect of skips upon the yield of cotton. Each year an area having a perfect stand was marked off into 100 plots, each plot being three rows wide and 25 feet long. The cotton was thinned to two to three stalks every 12 to 14 inches. Ten of the three-row plots were left that way. In another 10 of the three-row plots a two-foot skip was cut in the center row. .in 10 other plots a three-foot •kip was cut in the center row. When the skip cutting was complete, there was also three-row plots (25 foot length rows) with 4-, 5_ > e-, 7-, 8-, 9-, and 10-foot skips in the center TOW. Not Much Difference The three year average yield for the series of plots with no skip was 9.75 pounds, equivalent to !696 pounds of seed cotton per acre. The plots with the 10 toot skips skips yielded an average of 9.53 pounds, equivalent to 1658 pounds per acre. Statistical analysis of the data revealed no significant difference between any two lengths of skips. Elaborate boll, counts showed,, that the plants at tht ends of the skips and in the sections of the rows adjacent, to skips yield considerably more than other plants, and that this icrease in yield was sufficient to compensate for skips even up to 10 feet. Conclusions of the experiment were: • (1) Large skips when adjacent to rows with fair stands, did not lower the yield to any appreciable GOLDEN SIGHT—The Kansas wheat crop is looking up as rain soaks drought-ridden farms. Kay Dorfshaffer, left, and Kala Mays right, inspect the crop on the Dorfshaffer^farrn near Great Bend Kan. The wheat, hitting the five-foot mark m height, reflects the wheat picture in Kansas, with many fields taking on a golden tinge. Early-planted cotton with skippy stands, therefore, may yield as well or better than late-planted cotton with full stands. (2) On productive land having "'a potential yielding capacity of three- fourths of a bale or more per acre, where the skips do not exceed eight or 10 feet and where these skips are distributd so as to be surrounded by fair stands, the cotton should^ not be replanted. Cotton Growing Study Planned Annual Belrwide Conference Is Set For July 28-30 LITTLE ROGK.—Modern techniques of land preparation, planting and fertilizing cotton will receive special attention in a panel discussion at the eighth annual Belt- wide Cotton Mechanization Conference here, July 28-30. These practices will be included in a roundup of "Beltwide Progress. Needs, and Problems in Pre-Harvest Mechanization of Cotton," Claude L. Welch, director of the National Cotton Council's division of production and marketing, has announced. The cotton council is sponsoring the conference in cooperation with the University of Arkansas, farm equipment industry, nad USDA. j "Production practices such as j chemical weed control and mecha-| nical harvesting have altered the traditional pattern of land prepara- I tion, planting and fertilizing cotton," Air. Welch pointed .out. Efficiency of mechanical harvesting, for example, demands smooth seedbeds, elimination of obstacles which could be picked up by harvesting machinery and damage it, and better control of weeds and grass. Scarcity of farm labor and need for greater output per man-hour in cotton production has led to more intensive mechanization of land preparation and new techniques in planting and fertilization along with other advances, Mr. Welch noted. He estimated that tractors today are used in about 90 per cent of the land preparation, and about 85 per cent of the planting. In some cases, where crawlertype tractors and four row equipment is employed, only two days are required for land breaking month's time for one man and a mule. In planting many cotton growers have turned to hill dropping, using a planter which releases the seed at intervals, rather than continuously, thus leaving space between the plants and eliminating need for thinning. With a four-row planter, mounted on a tractor, the mechanized farmer can plant his acreage about six times as fast as a man, mule, and one row- planter. You Can't Beat Hubbard's 1-TON Air Conditioner Latest Model Save $100 Hubbard & Son Furniture Frisco Harbor Largest land - locked harbor in the world is' at San Francisco, Calif. The city rests on a series of hills at the end of a narrow peninsula, bounded on one side by the Pacific Ocean and the other by San Francisco Bay. Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOJJMAN County Home Demonstration Agent Community Interest The Brown Home Demonstration Club selected as one of their community projects the purchasing of play ground equipment for the school. The first purchase was swings. The money for the swings was made by having a bake sale at which $68.62 was cleared. Helping Others Paul Lutterlan, owner -of a large amount of land in the Rocky community, bought the Rocky School building when the school was consolidated with Leachvifle. " He purchased the building to be used as a community center. The Rocky H. D. Club has charge of the building and have already begun making plans to improve it and make it comfortable for meetings. E. M. Regenold of Armorel has purchased the Forty and Eight School building which is to be used for the good of the community. People in the community have banded together to clean up, paint up and fix up the building. Many business firms have donated materials and equipment to make the building attractive and comfortable. The health leaders in the various communities have helped with the cancer drive in their various communities. The total amount of money added to the fund through their efforts was about $80. Interior Decoration Homemakers planning to give their walls a new/coat of paint or fresh wallpaper should choose colors that make a good background for furnishings in the room. If the room is small, it can be made to look larger by using cool colors — blue or green. 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THE NEW Also Available in Mounted Units COTTON PICKER The Rust Cotton picker picks at three miles per hour. Operating as two row, it will pick approximately two acres per hour. Basic principle of this picker was discovered over 20 years ago. Since then, contest tests, redesigning and improvements have produced a compact , well-proportioned machine with balanced weight distribution that assures stability in operation ... a cotton picker with greater simplicity and longer life. Come By and See the Hew Rust Cotton Picker 61 IMPLEMENT COMPANY North Highway 61 Tnt farmers Horn* of Satisfaction" Phont 2-2142 New Bean Variety to Replace Ogden? PAYETTEVILLE — Lee, a new shattering during harvest. soybean variety that is destined to replace the highly favored Ogden in the South, was announced today jointly by the Agricultural Experiment Stations of the southern states and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. P. E. Smith, of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture agronomy department, said the new soybean had proved its superiority to Ogden in three-year tests at a number or locations over the state. Lee's main virtue, according to Smith, is its resistance to seed general lighting, a room should not be painted or papered with dark colors. Always avoid using dark colors for ceilings. Bright cheerful colors can be used in kitchens, dining rooms, and halls. Bedrooms need to be in restful colors. Living rooms can be a combination of bright and restful colors. Choose colors that the family will like. Use only two or three different colors in one room with one color dominating. Repeat these colors in different parts of the room for a feeling of completeness. Tie adjoining rooms together by repeating the same color in each room. Professional Look Make your new linen, cotton, or nylon dress with a professional look to it .This is done by using an interfacing material. In fact, many patterns will call for an interfacing. Many good materials are to be found, too. However, choose carefully because some aren't so good. When you use interfacing consider the weight and stiffness of your dress fabric. Too stiff or too heavy a fabric will change the whole effect of the garment. Match the fabric and interfacing so that they shrink the same, or do not shrink at all. Difficulties are encountered if one shrinks He said heavy yield losses are rather common with Ogden, especially when the harvest period exceeds two weeks. On the other hand, Lee has shown very little shatxenng even 8 to 10 weeks after maturity. Lee, is also superior to Ogden in disease resistance, being the first variety ever developed with this quality as a major objective. It is resistant to bacterial pus- tude, wildfire, frogeye, and purple seed stain, and is more tolerant than Ogden to knot root nematode. Both varities have moderate resistance to the leaf disease, target spot. In Arkansas, the new variety has been tested for three years at Experiment Station plots in Pay- etteville, Marianna, Clarkedale, and Stuttgart, and for one year on a more than the other. Nylon, orlon, or any of the new synthetics do not shrink, and a like material must be used as an interfacing. Nurses lawn, permanently finished and sanforized, is a good interfacing for some cotton, linen, and light weight wool materials. Regular interfacing materials, if they are not sanforized or preshrunk, should be washed in soap and water before using. There is a non-woven material used for interfacings that has no grain line to follow in cutting. It produces a stiff effect where you want it, but may destroy the soft effect needed in many instances. It's Time To — 1. Set out grass sprigs if sodding is to be done. 2. Control cucumber beetles and squash bugs with sabadilla or cry- olite. 3. Move summer furniture to the porch, lawn or wherever the family spends leisure time. 4. Spray or dust potatoes to control Colorado Potato Beetles. farm in Miller County. It has proved successful at all these locations, the agronomist said, showing that it is well adapted generally over the state. Of more than half-a-niillion awes of soybeans now harvested annually for beans in Arkansas, about two-thirds are of the Ogden -ariety — a high yielding mid- season bean that has been poular over the South for many years. In comparative tests at 40 locations in 12 southern states over the past three years, i^ee proved equal to Ogden in yield, protein content, and oil content. The plants grow to about the same size, but the seed of Lee are somewhat smaller. Lee needs about the same growing season as Ogden, averaging only five days later. It is 21 days later than the na wearly-season variety, Dorman, but is 10 to 12 days earlier than Roanoke or Jackson. 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