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The Farmville enterprise. (Farmville, Pitt Co., N.C.) 1910-current, September 27, 1946, Page 3, Image 3

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Early Plantiag For | Large dnin Yields Early planting of small grains la one of the most important factors is production, say Extension ists at State College. With the same land rest, ? same fertilizer, and same labor?a delay of about one month In the planting of oats will, on the average, cut yields about one-half. On many farms time of planting small grains is a farm i problem and until this is worked out, relatively small' yields of grain per acre will continue.' What about the farmer who says that he cannot plant his small grain until he has finished harvesting cotton? Well, the crop is planted entirely too late for maximum yields^. Here's what happened at Statesville over a period of three years with oats; planting on October 1 gave 61.2 bushels per acre, while planting on November 16 gave 26.4 bushels. All other conditions than date of seeding were exactly the same. The differences in favor of early planting for wheat and barley were not as large as for oats but still they were considerable and a real factor in determining profits. Wheat planted on October 16 pro duced 7.1 more bushels per acre than that planted on November 15, In seeding wheat, it must be remember ed that the crop should not be seeded ahead of the Hessian fly-free date. The yield of barley was increased by approximately one-half by Octo ber 1 seeding as compared with No vember 15 seeding. The gain was 13.6. bushels per acre in favor of early seeding. Tobacco Barn Fire Losses Are Studied Any farmer who lost a tobacco barn by fire this year should report thus fact to his county agent or AAA committeeman because a study is be ing made into the cause of the un usually large number of fires experi enced during the past season. They would like to make a detail ed report on the loss, with such in formation as the type of bam, fur nace construction, fuel and heating equipment, how the furnace was constructed, and what caused the fire, if this can be determined. When all of these reports have been received by the State College Extension Service, they will be thoroughly studied and plans may be worked out to "greatly reduce these losses in the future. "It is very important that we have all of this information," Director L O. Schaub said, when he sent a letter to the county agents telling them of the plans for the survey of the entire tobacco bolt "With the prices of tobacco and the where barns are horned, it i advisable for est to sM*Wi? to get as the -**??**??? *Vi. "We should study types of barns, what kinds of equipment up being used, how the furnaces were con ?trusted and by whom, what waa the of the fire, how ?}W H occur, and other such factors. We should do everything possible to prevent such large loess* as we have this yean" CHOICE OF JOB A farmer was trucking a load of livestock to the market and had a blowout just as he was passing the state insane asylum grounds. As he repaired the tiro two inmates watched him from the ether side of the road fence. "Are you a farmer?" one called to him. The farmer replied that be was, without looking up from his work. "Hero you aver been crasy?" ask-, ed the second inmate. At that the fanner turned around to- face hia questioner. "Not that it know of," said he. "Well," and the second inmate nudged the first, "you better try it, 'cause it's a sight easier than farm in'." Canning meat in the home is a safe and profitable practice for spreading the meat supply throughout the year, say specialists in food conservation at State College. Uncle Sam Says I doff my hat to labor, Labor Day, Mt only for doing a grand Job for Ml uo?try la ttaaa of war feat far Ha I tense in MnllualH to invest I mt tto earn tags inU. 8. Savings _ ?? **38 of U. 8. Savings BMds is an effective, profitable way to woo for their fptare. Savings dswSlsSs aaLabor Day HaoH. Bote step Wt today's parados mt poyroB O.S.Tr,a #-h Two the moat outstanding demonstrations daring the recent 4-H Course at the dairy production demonstration, upper left^and the dairy foods demonstration, from all sections of North Carolina competed in these events. At lower left, club a the handling and grading of eggs under the direction of Poultry Specialist T; orderly plan of registration and room assignment, lower right CHOSE FLOWER NAMES Sapphire Ann, the colored washlady, was very proud of her children, of which she had "rais ed eight head," as she put it, and all of them were girls. When she was asked one day to give the names of her children, she en plained that she had chosen flow er names for all of them. Then she proceeded: "De old est one is named Gladiola, de nex' one is Pansy, de third one is Helio trope, de fourth . <me is Violet, de fifth one is Daisy, de sixth is Pe tunia, de seventh is Morning Glory, an' de las' one is Arti ficial 104 W. 5th St.?At Five Fatal* Greenville, N. C. STATE COLLEGE ANSWERS TIMELY FARM QUESTIONS QUESTION: What is inflation? ANSWER: When 21% pound# of I bacon at the store cost as much mon ey as the farmer received for a 260 pound hog si* years ago, that's in flation. The Farm Management De-I pertinent of the Extension Service \ at Stats College says that now is al good time to pay up all debts and retire mortgages. It's a dangerous itime to buy land on a credit or to make any other long-time commit-j ments. Change the old saying, "In I time of peace, prepare for war" to I read, "In time of inflation, prepare | | for deflation." QUESTION: Can you give me in I formation on weed and disease cqn-l Itrol in the tobacco permanent plant ? bed? ANSWER: The State PriMme Ex I tension Service has just JwMphed a I Ismail pamphlet, Folder NaJ*0, tha (gives this information. It record1 I I mends the use of cyanamid and ura 1 mon and gives full instructions fori I its use. The chequcals must be ap-1 [plied 90 days before the bed is sown, I or some time in October. Farmers I I with stiff clay soils in the Piedmont [and dark, organic soils in Eastern Carolina should test the plan before [ attempting to put R into effect on la wide scale. Just write the Agri cultural Editor, State College, Ral-| [eigh, for a free copy of the folder. QUESTION: It is true that Si I bushels of green sweet potatoes are [equal to 1 bushel of corn in feeding lvalue? ? I ANSWSR: Yea. When you de [ hydrate 3 bushels of yams, you get [the feed equivalent of one bushel of I \ corn, according to X Y. Lassiter, Ex | tension horticulturist at State Col-1 [lege. He predicts that there will be I [small processing plants in all the [major sweet potato areas in the near I ! future. The smallest of these I can take care of the culls from 8001 to 600 acres, and turn them into valu-1 able feed for dairy cows and poultry. 1 The vines can also be processed into I hay, 1% tons of which is equivalent [to 1 ton of alfalfa hay. Towns and rural areas in many] |! counties are cooperating in rat era cation campaigns. A rat killed ^pved. ? NOTICE OF . Under and by virtue of an and mi the Rod and For fishermen, good fishing news, off early in the month, is thf word for anglers this wsffc. A, big boom is reported from] Pisgah National Forest Forest Banger W. W. Huber an nounces that the IMS season al ready has produced new reeocda. Within two months of the spans ing, Hhiber said, 5,132 fishermen went into the streams of the area I and took 23,112 fish. During thf I entire sepson last year, the totals I were 5,092 fishermen and about { 23,00Q fish. Last year was thf best sinee 1941, when 18,000 werf In Wake county, fishermen arf doing well at Lake Johnaon, Sun set Lake, and Beal Johnson's lakf in the southeep part ef the coin* ty. A number of baas- are being] taken at Johnson, Protector] |B. D. Perrjr Jays, and many crapt pih and wS^perch from the oth er two They carrt-get that smile off thf face of. Ben Perron of Morgan ?because he cant forget that pound large mouth bass he At the mouth of MeGi Creek. He used a plain pole audi* siee three hook, roff's was that section's i big catch of the year." The was Lawrence Beaoh's niee-npuud, six-ounce large mouth taken at Fox Den near McGalliard. Protector Bufus E. Ratcliffe reports a spurt in Sherwood For-|| est, with most anglers catching their limit Rainbows make up about half of the fitch, he says. Fishermen who have been go ing after roek in Scuppernong River are hav&g good days, ac cording to information from that section. Sportsmen also an tun ing in for word from Alligator River, where it's approaching the time for news that rock are strik ing too. On the coast . , . They are still j catching them big at Topsail. 1 Wilmington party ineludi Wylie Baker, Bill Gnlledge, H. Jones, and Louis Keith did ve well with channel baas the othe day. Largest of their catch of d was a 30:pounder caught by Jack Cowie of Wilmington m-f mill lot III 111 lOt^ Ames of Wrightsville thlt611 party ; that Put all of your in one m? ? ? CVBRYBODTmwi into debt K'sthe J9m can afford. In tka SAVE ALL WAYS ?and make Hi! ? J_~~ , ..v. ?? ""/ar*' ' 'vJ fa iKAmmW "SAYS TODAY for thf thing* ym will wwrt Tomorrow I ? ? ; m it-, ? . J. .. . ? ?- ? Y?y MmMom dMifin . M |M lu - ujAMfl Km ftuJa ll a <!? Wr.fJMV1OQPM9 IMH . _ I S $12*5 Wofaut ?r MtUxl7kL A voW H*AL MT $44.95 FuBy SPRING FttlEDI Walnut fin [A9 i it; *16-75 -kmdwm.leowkww^ of ?fl (cotter ivgrf Dmp pD? of wool ami (--?S"a-Y *

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