The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 22, 1954
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FRIDAY, JANUARY IS, 1»M BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW! PA08 tBTKN REI/IEW - FORECAST ' Some ABC's of Fertilizer Use For Every Farmer to Learn •r KITH J. BILBRET Ctuty Agent Fertilizer questions coming daily to the County Agent's office in Blytheville indicat that a tremendous amount of education work remains to be done. < The truth is, a great msny farmers east of Big Lake have never used any fertilize: |¥ow, they are interested, and are having to learn from the beginning. The three main or important plant food elements tre nitrogen, jjhosphrous and potash. It is extremely seldom th»t your University finds a need for «ny other element for Mississippi County Here Is one complication: Each of the three element!, nitrogen, phosphorous and potash occurs In several different forms and ttreng. th. For instance: Ammonium nitrate is a white crystaline or fleet type material containing 33 ft per cent nitrogen. That means 13>/ 2 pounds available nitrogen In a 100 Ib. bag. Anhydrous ammonia, the liquid fertilizer, contains about 82 per cent available nitrogen. Nitrate of soda, on the other hand, usually carries only 16'/ 2 per cent nitrogen. Still other available forms of nitrogen are nltrollne, cyanamld and sulphate of ammonia. Phosphorous will not be discussed here, because it is of leu Importance in this area than Itro- gen and potash. Potash most often Is sold alone ai muriate of potash; usually 50 per cent or DO per cent available polafb, PerUllier Mliturei All farmers have heard of 12-12 13 er 3-9-18 or 4-12-4 or 16-20-0 What do they mean? One-hundred pounds of 13-12-13 conUlrn it pounds of available nitrogen, 20 pounds of available phosphorous and no potash. Even Vigors and other highly advertisec fertilisers are simply mixtures o: the three lements; nitrogen, phosphorous and potash. Look carefully on the bag and you will see three numbers, sepe- rat*d by dashes, Indicating the available pounds of each. lit mixture, the three elements art always Indicated In this order: nitrogen, phosphorous and potash. 1*11 Analysis Eiplalned •oil Analysis recommendations from the University are not understood by all. On Missco Farms Br KEITH BUBBET. CMMtf Altai Somewhat Relaxed This Thursday morning Mississippi County farm leaders felt a little better — not good of course but somewhat relieved. Leaders here have been and worried over the proposed eot- ton acreage increase In Washington and more Important; the gadgets or plans they might devise lor distribution of the extra acre- some Farm Bureau of- «ge. After fleers talked to Washington again this morning it appears that the compromise bill may give us about everything county leaders asked for in the Memphis Houst Agricultural Committee hearing. Allotment Procedure There has always been strong majority opinion In Mississippi County that cotton acreage allotments should be distributed on » flat percentage of cropland basis. The county Farm Bureau resolutions in this respect last November said, "If county cotton al- program In Mississippi County, and net eligible for a government loan. Dill cross-compliance has been withdrawn for tile 1954 year. Cm Acreage Allotment! •ecretary Benson announced corn acreage allotments last Wednesday. You will have corn acreage allotments In Mississippi County, Arkansas. The com allotments just announced should make the cross- compliance rule, Just discussed, of extra Interest to you. Ton Litter A. A. Ounter, south of Blytheville, saved 14 pigs from a Yorkshire so wand now has them all weighing over 200 pounds. It's a beautiful ton litter if I ever saw one. Well, a little hog money coming In at this time of the year wouldn't hurt » thing would It? Since the outlook for hog production and sales is as good or better than anything we can produce In IBM, I am still wondering lotment procedures are changed by the forthcoming Congress, we if you are making any plans to of the Mississippi County Farm ease into the hog business. Bureau are Insistant that the pre-' I checked further -with L. E. (ffcnt procedure be maintained o Vt least kept as an option for coun ty committee use. Cotton allotments on a percentage of croplam <not history basis) for this grea cotton county is most equitable satisfactor to all and eases admin Istration." In a mass farm bureau meeting at Osceola, Wednesday of this week Stanley Carpenter, Chairman of the A. S. C. Committee, ex pressed his sentiments by saying "If the county committee is forced to allot cotton acres In this coun ty on history basis, then you can call an election of another county committee." Bill Wyatt, President,of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau pleaded with the House Agricultural Committee In Memphis lor them to at least maintain In the compromise law the option where county committees might distribute acreage either on a cropland factory or history basis, which ever fits individual counties better. Leaders felt this morning that Mississippi County farmers may get about everything they asked for in th* Memphis Agricultural Hearing. New Parity Formula The President has recommended jtthat a new parity formula go in ^iltect in 1955, unless Congress decides otherwise. It is true that the parity formula developed in the early 30's is not as fair for all commodities today as it was then. The new formula would tend to lower the parity price of all commodities to some extent but more Important to you Is the fact that the parity price would drop a great deal for some commodities and very little for cotton. For Instance I understand the parity drop for wheat would be IS per cent, 11 per cent for com and even 20 per cent for peanuts. The new parity for cotton would drop only 1 '/4 per cent. Because of mechanization th* wheat and corn farmers production has gone up tremendously per man hour and per dollar Invested In production. That's the reason a great many of th* grain farmers argu* that M per cent parity now Is too high and that It la putting gram In th* government loan Instead of In th* market. « Parity tor cotton would not M wered much, however, because It Is still largely a labor consuming operation. The Croat-Compliance Rate Earlier in th* year the U. I. D. A. hid announced that cotton, wheat and -corn grow«rs would have to stay within each of th* ullotmenta on the farm to get supports for any on* basic commodity grown on the farm. In other words Udell Nrwson has a cotton allotment on his firm east of Dell and, h* got a small wheat allotment on a (arm of hi* near islem. His early. Instructions were that If tie over-planted his wheat allotment h* would be automatically out of compliant* M nig cotton Young, 4 miles north of Leachville and find that he has some good registered duroc guilts for sale. Frankly I am going to be disappointed if you let them go out of Mississippi County. An analysis for R. D. Hughes Jr., just received simply sal "Use 40 pounds of nitrogen" un der cotton, on one field. If he us ed ammonium nitrate (33 pe cent nitrogen) he would have I use 120 pounds per acre or, 20 pounds of nitrolime (20 per cen N) would give him 40 pounds o nitrogen, On the other hand, if he use a 3-9-18 mixture he would have t use 1300 pounds to get 30 pound of nitrogen and the other element probably would not help much maybe not any. A University test sometime says, "Use 100 pounds of 0-0-50. That simply means use no nitro gen, no phosphorous and 100 pound of 50 per cent muriate of potash Agent's Research Misunderstood Demonstrations have been con ducted by farmers^ .with count agent supervision, the past tw years. Goals were primarily to find o prove the elements important i higher cotton yields . They were not to find or prov the exact proportion or mixture t use on a farm. Actually, the tests showed tha of the combinations used, 40 pound of nitrogen and 40 pounds of pot ash (40-0-40 gave highest net re turns on most farms these tw dry years. You can't buy 40-0-40 as a mixe fertilizer anywhere. It is not pos ible to mix that much nitrogen an potash together by any fertilize company and stay in condition. It cakes, or "sets up" too quick •n special request, the Blythe vllle Fertilizer Company can ml, a 15-0-15, by special process. Then If you stni wanted to use 40-0-4 you could use 265 pounds of 15-0 15 with and get the same thing. The easier and cheaper wa;, maybe to buy some form of nitro ;en material and potash seperate ly, mix them yourself, then apply right away. Or you can apply eaci element to the soil in seperate op erations. .Three hundred and thirty-Hire pounds of -12-12-12 would also give you 40 pounds of each element. The phosphorous included by thi middle 12 may or may not bi neede on your soil. Later, we will discuss how \ to figure costs of different elements and mixtures. Bird's Flight When a bird of prey is flying easily, It keeps its wing slightly bent. But, when climbing fast, it straightens them out, and spreads he primary quills, which separate he feathers from one another, over a length of one-fifth of the wing. FARMERS NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR COTTON SEED DELINT- ED AND CERESAN M TREATED Blytheville Delinting Co. South Highway 61 STALK SHREDDER (UTS COTTON STALKS, SAG! MUSH AND SIMILAR GROWTH INTO SMAU PIECES ..WITH LESS POWER..AT LOWER COST! Disc htrtow pulled behind tnrichei toil, holds moisture, ndiKM worms and weevils in one operation. 2 sets of stationary blade* inttrmesh with triple horizontally rotating htadM (IA" thick; 4" wide) crest* momentum and pott- the shredding action. Alloy tteel tempered blades and gnu. 1) le 20 H. P. trsctors ample power for most operation!. Two models: Flat-Top (as shown) and Standard. Also available 3-poinc lift-rype shredder. Manufettvr**) by Swvle Iqulpment Co., Dallas 9 Delta Implements, Inc. BlytheYtlle "Service Holds Our Trade" Phone 6863 Something to Think About By GERTRUDE B. HOUMAN County Rome Demonstration Agent Leader Training; There were six home demonstration leaders from North Mississippi County who attended the lead er training meeting at Jonesboro this week. The meeting was a big success and those attended came back home with renewed interest in home demonstration work and some new ideas that they.are anxious to see developed. Among those on the program were Miss Clara Ruth Grimes, Family Life Specialist who spoke on "Togetherness." The theme centered around the Importance of working together harmoniously to help others In the community, the club and In th* home. ' Mrs. Hazel Jordon, State Home Demonstration Agent spoke on "The Greatest Force." Her talk was centered around the home which is the greatest force that molds character. Mr. Kenneth Sates spoke on "Your Extension Service." Mrs. Cora Lee Guthrldge, Clothing Specialist 'gave a very interesting demonstration on "How to be Glamourous." In this demonstration she showed very interesting clothing accessories to dress up a basic dress. Mr. CJraham Wright, Recreation Specialist, organised a chorus which will go to Fayetteville next [all to sing at the State Home Demonstration Council meeting. Those attending this training meeting from North .Mississippi County were: Mrs. Gene Bradberry, Mrs. Mary Scrape, Mrs. Bill Cruse, Mrs. Iverson Morris, Mrs. P. B. Jarrett, Mrs. Forrest Moore. During the training conference here were also study groups to rain leaders to hold discussions, >e better secretaries, reporters. Community Projects The Leachville people have decided to take as their project this year, the planting of shrubs on the school ground to help with 4-H work. The Box Elder people have lected as their community jects, road signs, beautifying their roadside park, continuing mailbox improvement and planting flowers and trees along the roads they plan to name. Leader Training All day leader training meeting for clothing leaders will be held al the lair ground Thursday and Friday, January 28 and 29. During this meeting pattern alteration will be given short cuts in sewing, how to make belts, how to put in zippers without basting or pinning and stay stitching:. The leaders receiving this information will conduct clothing all day workshops in the various communities during February. They are to begin on the regular club day ana last as long as necessary for each person to receive ,he needed Information. It's Time To: 1. Plant a "Little Qamen Mul- :lple Demonstrations" to prove you can grow twice ns man vege- ables on half the space with one- ourth the labor. (You may receive nstructions at the County Home demonstration Agent's Office). 2. Transplant Decidreous trees and shrubs anytime the ground is not too wet or frozen. 3. Mulch roses with leaves or straw. 4. Take good hardwood cuttings. 5. Select and list the perennials •ou love most. 6. Feed the birds during the cold snowy weather. Arkansas Is Included In Corn Acreage Plan By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON (AP) — The government, seeking to reduce corn production this year, has imposed curbs on plantings in a big commercial producing area. Corn supplies are at a near peak. Big stocks have accumulated In the hands of the Agriculture Department under price support operations. Production controls had previously been set up for 1954 crops of wheat, cotton, peanuts and principal types of tobacco to discourage further overproduction. Secretary of Agriculture Benson late Wednesday announced acreage allotments'for corn In a designated commercial corn-producing area, ie called for a reduction of 17.4 jer cent in plantings in the area rom last year. The allotment was set at 46,995.504 acres compared vith 6,818,428 acres planted last ear. Limited Production The aim of the allotments is o limit production in the area to about two billion bushels compared vith a normal production of at east 2,400,000,000 bushels. But of- icials expect some increase in plantings outside the commercial area. Hence, the decline in the otal crop, under normal condi- ions, could be expected to be less han the proposed cutback in the Call or Write For Full Particulars on JONES & LAUGHLIN STEEL CORP. All Aluminum Atlas Irrigation Systems Dealers McCALLA - McMANU'S CO. P.O. Box 354, Blytheville, Arkamu, Fhont 683Z J. F. McCalla 2600—Nile—A. H. Mclttanni 6747 commercial area. Last year's U. S. corn production was 3,176,000,000 bushels. The department forecasts a carryover of old crop corn of at least 900.000.000 bushels when the 1954 crop is harvested. The buli or it is expected to be stored under price support programs. The commercial area Includes 834 major corn-prbduclng counties in Arkansas, Illinois, lows, Kan- ss, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee and other states. Farmers in the commercial area will be free to abide by or Ignore their allotments, but only those who comply with them wilt be eligible for price supports, which will be 90 per cent of parity er about 91.60 a bushel. There will be not allotments outside the commercial area, but its farmers will be eligible for price supports at only 6T/i per cent of parity, or an average of about 51.20. Parity is a price declared by law to be fair to farmers in terms of what they must buy. 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