The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 16, 1965 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 16, 1965
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:•':-••: Meet LuVer/ie Seniors Tufttday, March 16. 1965 Algona (la.) Upper De« M«lnftt-9 ifc- EDDIE STE1L Ed is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Steil of LuVerne. His favorite pastime is working on cars. Ed rates hamburgers and french fries as his favorite food. His favorite song is "Love Potent No. 9". Ed plans to attend Webster City Junior College after graduation. His subjects this year are bookeeping, English, shop, office practice, and government. Ed's pet peeve is women drivers. PATTI ERPELDING • Pat is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Erpelding of LuVerne. Her senior activities in school are band, annual staff, and cheerleader. Pat's favorite pastimes are reading, cooking, knitting and dancing. Her favorite foods are meat loaf, pancakes, and ice cream. She rates "Theme from Exodus" as her favorite song. Pat plans to attend La'James Beauty School at Mason City next fall. Her subjects this year are office practice English, home economics, government and bookeeping. Pat' pet peeve is two-faced people. width, too, was established at 40". Without the UM of commercial fertilizer, and with run- of-the-mill hybrids, this row width and population* of 12,000 to 14,000 plants per acre seemed to produce maximum yields, DeKalb says. But as fertilizer use Increased and stronger-stalked disease resistant hybrids ap- peared, the need for higher populations became apparent. The necessity of higher populations led to speculations and experiments with narrower rows — first 36"*and more recently 30* and even 20* rows. These experiments have often given rather remarkable results without additional costs for seed or fertilizer. Machinery companies, fertilizer suppliers, weed control specialists and seed corn producers have become greatly Interested In narrower rows. There is no doubt but that the corn of the future will be grown In Increasingly narrower rows— 30* rows — 24* rows — 20" rows — the answer is still In doubt, but the trend is being established. Not only yield, but weed control and conservation of moisture are definite factors to be considered. The Corn and Soybean Clinic will be held at the High School auditorium Saturday, Jan. 16, and will give some of the latest Information and data on this vital topic. Narrower rows seem to holf the secret to breaking the present 200-bushel yield barrier — which Is about the upper yield limit with corn grown in conventional row widths. Weeds Are Farmers Real Crop Robbers The amount of energy on a given acre of land can produce just so much vegetation whether in the form of a crop or in the form of weeds. Nutrients, moisture, and light energy, absorbed by weeds, is literally stolen from the crop. Experiments conducted at the University of Illinois have proven the seriousness of weeds which compete with the crop. Growing giant foxtail along with soybeans has reduced the cash value of the crop 25 to 30 percent. Pigweed growing along with soybeans has cut the yield In half. Cultivation can control the Weeds growing betwjen rows very ''tetfectively, but It'ts often more difficult to control weeds in the row. Early control of weeds in the row is essential in insure a good crop. The weeds that come up with the crop and grow all the way to maturity do the most damage. Young soybean plants just cannot compete well enough with weeds that start early. If soybean plants have time to become well established ahead of weeds, they compete very effectively against them. Recent tests made with fox- tall show that soybeans will shade out and kill this choking grass provided the foxtail doesn't get a run-away start. When giant foxtail cannot reach above the shade provided by soybeans, weed control is almost Corn Breeding Has Changed From the earliest days of American agriculture to the early 1930's, open pollinated corn was planted to produce America's greatest crop. This corn was handed down by the Indians and changed but little in the process. Historians note this was probably the Indians' greatest gift to the white man. Husbandry Improved and various crosses were made—some of the most successful by chance —but the essential breeding process was the same. Such varieties as Reids, Krug, Le*m*n£, Bloody Butcher, Sll- vermlne and others were Improved by selection by state experiment stations and commercial seed producers, but performance was limited by their mass selection principles. It illustrated the old axiom about using a shotgun rather than a rifle in hitting a target. Then about 1917, hybrid corn was devised, a cross of inbreds produced. Since World War I occurred about this time, the discovery was little noticed. The principle lay unused for a few years, but in about 1925 was revived in the form of crosses involving four inbreds. The system did not give the most vigor, but was most practical. The four-way principle dominated hybrid seed production until about 1955, when single crosses and three-way crosses began to enter the picture. Their use has gradually increased. With Improvements in inbreds, especially on their yielding ability as seed parents and with Increased disease and Insect resistance, and with intensified testing on adaptation to different areas and different populations, this new type of crossing Is now dominant in corn breeding. DeKalb is a company which is devoting the major part of Its production to what It characterizes as "XL's* — singles and three-ways. Their advantages and possibilities will be discussed In the Corn and Soybean Clinic to be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Sun Prairie High School AWARD For the second time within two years, Glen Davis of Maquoketa has been awarded the national sweepstakes trophy by the national New Zealand rabbit breeders' organization. Since 1934 when Davis started raising and showing the animals he has won some 60 trophies and more than 3,000 blue and red ribbons. TO EVERY SOYBEAN GROWER Narrow Row Newest Corn Improvement Corn rows were originally 42" - dictated largely by the width of the horse which had to walk between the rows p«lUng the cultivator, according to<-'V • fcjf Implement Co., one of the sponsors of the Corn-Soybean Clinic here. When tractor power took over, row width was pretty well maintained, but 40* soon became standard rather than 42*. Planters, cultivators and pickers were manufactured to 40* row widths. Since soybeans In the corn belt were largely planted with corn planters, their row AMCHEM PRODUCTS, INC. Ambler, Pennsylvania . . . ESPECIALLY IF YOU GROW CORN Your Amiben herbicide dealers invite you to a special CORN- SOYBEAN Clinic. Get all the latest facts on full season weed control in soybeans with Amiben — now cleared for use on corn in this state. Meet the experts. Outstanding Film See an unusual new fact-filled color movie that actually shows how Amiben controls weeds. Bring your Neighbors Plenty*of time for questions. Clinic sponsored by Amchem Products, Inc. in cooperation with leading farm equipment, seed corn, chemical and other farm supply companies. It's going to be a large get-together and a real source, of the latest agricultural information. Don't miss it. WANT BETTER, BIGGER CORN YIELDS? THURSDAY, MARCH 18 at the NORTH CENTRAL IOWA CORN & SOYBEAN CLINIC V.F.W. HALL IN ALGONA 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. LUNCH AT NOON ... then get your SEED CORN now These Area DE KALB DEALERS Invite You To Be Their Guest For the thousands of farmers who harvested DeKalb Corn—1964 was a splendid year. In normal areas, many reported new high yields on measured acreages. In areas hit by heat, drouth and winds, many DeKalb Hybrids showed their ability to stand and hold their ears well, and deliver surprisingly good performance. Several DeKalb Hybrids are sold out, so plan to get your 1965 seed corn early. See your DeKalb dealer NOW. DEKALB AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION, INC, Comimrc/af Producvn A Dittribuion of OtKalb Com, CMx 4 Sorghum DEKALB, ILLINOIS MORE FARMERS PLANT DEKALB THAN ANY OTHER BRAND Gene Hood, Algona Roland Bode, Algona Albert J. Bormann, Algona Alphons Berte, Bode Kermit Fowler, Ottosen Homer Matthiesen, Fenton Frank Droessler, Bancroft Harvey C. Larsen, Armstrong Calvin Kurtzleben, Woden Raymond Otis, Wesley Peter C. Reding, Bode Lawrence Besch, Whittemore Fred Richter, Ledyard Cliff McMillin, Ringsted ! ?-.-< * I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I t I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I •A r FARMERS! RESERVE THE TIME & DATE! YOU'RE INVITED! CORN SOYBEAN CLIN • • FREE LUNCH AT NOON - 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. - THURSDAY, MARCH 18 - Y.F.W. HALL, ALGONA INFORMATIVE — ENTERTAINING — PRACTICAL — AND All FREE Sponsored locally by The Algone Upper Des Moines In Conjunction With a Host of Good Firms To Know * __^^^.^.-.^.^__-___~.—.—. _ A AA^ A4* A A A A A A A A A AA A A A A A ••• A A Att Att( •^r 4 • •

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