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Raising by U. S.
Department of Commerce
Official Says Future
Dillon, S. C ?B. D. Hill, chief of
the tobecco division, Department of
Commerce, attributed the decline in
American exports at tobacco in >
cent years to general world condi
tions and increased production of
tobacco m other countries in an ad
dress at the opening of the Dillon
"What the future will bring forth,"
he said, "is problematical. Your
type of tobecco leads in the export
trade, and any adverse effect upon
that trade as a whole is reflected di
rectly on the farms of Carolina
Hill aid (rowan had benefited
temporarily by inereaaed values, but
that this was a (actor in declining
"Values necessarily placed upon
your tobacco in many eases are con
sidered by the foreign buyer beyond
his ability* to pay," he said. "For
this reason he has looked elsewhere
for Ml supplies, and found them, al
though they were a poor usbstitute."
In recounting the increase in pro
duction of tobacco in other coun
tries, Hill said they had been taught
to grow it by the United States.
"Not only have we welcomed for
eign emissaries, seeking knowledge
of tobacco, into our country, but we
have thrown wide open the (??** ?"
our farms, the doors to our barns,
and our firesides, and upon depart
ing we have filled our guest's pock
ets with tobacco seed, the duplicate
of which cannot be grown anywhere
else in the world.
He added that tobacco growing
had now become an important fac
tor in Italy, China, Japan, Canada,
and the English colonies
ON FARM CROPS
Destruction of Plants and
Sulks Will KID Large
Number of Insects
When there are no squares on
cotton plants, boll weevils will at
tack the cotton bolls.
Hence, it will pay farmers to
continue dusting for weevil control
after the squares are gone, said C.
H. Brunnon, extension ^nomologist
at State College.
The dry weather did not remove
the boll weevil from North Caro
lina cotton fields, he added, and
dusting should be repeated as oft
en as necessary in infested areas.
He also pointed out that tobac
co growers should kill, out, or plow
under tobabco stalks as soon as
harvesting is finished. This will
kill thousands of insects that would
otherwise survive the winter.
As soon as beans have been har
\ ested, the plants should be plowed
at least six inches under the ground
as an aid in controlling Mexican
bean beetles. However, this prac
tice will not lake the place of pois
Cotton growers should maintain
a careful lookout for cotton leaf
worms. Once they get into a Held,
they quickly eat the leaves off the
plants. Dusting with calcium ars
enate, the same as for boll weevil
control, will keep down these
Horn worms are beginning te
damage tobacco seriously in some
sections, Brannon stated. Since
tobacco is late this year, it is un
usually susceptible to attack by
horn worms. Dust with arsenate of
lead. Rotenone will not control
TO MAKE STUDY
SHAD FISHING IN
THE STATE SOON
Survey Likely To Center In
Rivers of This Section
Of North Carolina
Some of the unrevesled life hab
its of the shad, the most valuable
branch of the food fish industry of
North Carolina, will be studied by
a special committee of the Board of
Conservation and Development In
cooperation with department of
ficials in the near future. Thu
study was directed by the board at
its recent meetinf held at Moreheu.i
City upon recommendation of Di
rector R Bruce Etheridge and was
suggested by ftshermen in an effort
to work out means of checking the
apparent steady ^rend^ toward^de
f Does the spawning shad sacrifice
her life after providing a new gen
eration of the species or do the same
fish return from the sea each year
to reproduce repeated crops of pro
geny In what part of the ocean do
the small fish, hatched in fresh wa
ter. spend the early part al their
I life? What are the logical measures
1 to provide a contiguous reproduc
tion of the shad each year? Theae
are some of the questions with re
gard to the fish which have not
been fully solved and on which the
committee will seek additional
The special committee consists of
J. L. Home, jr., Jas U McNair and
E S. Askew, working in conjunc
tion with Director Etheridge and
others. Director Etheridge has ap
pealed to the U. S. Bureau of Fish
eries scientific division for assist
ance in making the study.
Of Tobacco Crop Is
Deficiencies In Fertilizers
And Soil Cause Serious
Drawback To Crop -
Since tobacco is grown for its
loaves, soil and fertilizer deficien
cies are much more serious with
this crop than with most qf the
other cash crops grown in North
Such deficiencies have a more
pronounced effect upon the leaves
of a plant than they do upon its
seeds, fruit, or other parts, said
C. B Williams, head of the agro
nomy department at State College.
For this reason, he continued,
the agronomy workers urge farm
ers to give special attention to the
proper methods of fertilizing their
Many of the fields are deficient
in plant nutrients as a result of the
use of low-grade fertilizer, Profes
sor Williams pointed out, and the
tobacco crop is showing the effect..
It is particularly important that
next year each field be fertilized
with a mixture that will provide all
the plant nutrients in which its soil
is deficient, he declared
Tobacco fertilizer recommenda
tions for 1937, as prepared by a
committee of agronomist from the
U. S. Department of Agriculture
and the State agricultural colleges
of Virginia, the Carolines, and
Georgia, are now available to all
tobacco grow era. ?_
The recommendaUons have been
published in pamphlet form by the
N C ftgrlrnHv"1 Fvpnrimant Sta
tion. Cupies?of the pamphlet?
known as agarnomy circular No.
101, may be obtained free from
Professor WiUiams, Raleigh, N. C.
The pamphlet gives-Ire recom
mendations for various types of to
bacco on different North Carolina
Cotton Estimate 2
Million Bales Over
Crop of Last Year
Government Report Places
Acreage at 5Mt Per Gent
Washington, D. C.?A cotton crop
ot 12,481,000 bales of 500 pounds
gross waight this year was forecast
recently by the Department of Ag
riculture In Its first production re
port of the season.
Last year's crop was?10,638491
bales, the 1934 crop 9,635,000 bales.
The cotton acreage this year is
9.8 per cent larger than that of last
It is placed by the department
at 29,924,000 acres after deducting
2.3 per cent?the average abandon
ment for the last 10 years?from
the srSi m ?ill I tffltuiw July?J
The condition of the crop August
1 was 72.3 per cent of normal, com
pared with 73.A a year ago, and 67.7
the 1923-through-1932 average.
Indicated yield per acre was 191.7
pounds, compared with 186.3 last
year and 169.9 the 1923-1932 avar
The Census Bureau announced
guiningi prior"W August 1 totaled)
41,130 running bales, counting round
aa half bales, compared with 94,346
for last year and 99,787 for 1934.
Makes $340 in Hog
A hog-faeding demonstration con
ducted by N. J. Miller, Merry Hill,
route 1, in Bertie County, has given
him a profit of $340 31 for his labor
after deducting costs of all feed con
sumed, reports County Agent B. E
Twenty-two pigs ware included in
the demonstration, with a total
HOG PRICES NOW
Meat Price Advance More
Than Com Valors
The production o( pigs has again
become attractive as compared with
the past three or four year*, primar
ily because of the increase in price
without a corresponding increase in
the costs of feeds.
For example, says Earl H. Hoe let
lar, professor of animal husbandry
at State College, in June, 1932, hogs
were worth only $3 62 per hundred
pounds. In June of this year their
value was almost three times that
amount, yet the price of corn has
advanced to only about twice its
value in 1932.
Because corn and hogs go hand
in hand in the corn belt aection of
the United States, it is only natural
that corn and hog prices should fol
low each other closely, points out
Hosteller. So now is the tune to
raise more pigs while corn prices
North Carolina is better suited
for the raising of swine than the
Mid-Western states, declares Hos
teller Not only is there an abun
dance of feed avialable for com
mercial hog production but there is
also a milder climate. This per
mits a greater use of forage crops
and requires less expensive housing.
Then, too, this State is within a
reasonable distance of the higlwtl
market in the United States, New
York and vicinity.
Another distinct advantage, points
out Hosteller, is that there is plenty
of protein supplements to corn such
as Ash meal, cottonseed meal, soy
bean meal and peanut meal. These
products are all high in nitrogen
weight of 944 pounds when the feed
ing period began When sold the
pigs weighed 4.552 pounds, or a gam
of 3,558 pounds. This gain was put
on at a cost of $ 130 50, or an aver
age Of 3.62 cent* ? pound Tha nve
age selling price for the pigs was
$10 35 per hundred, says Grant.
and are relatively cheap because
they can be fed in the vicinity in
which they ara produced and manu
factured without payual any con
siderable amount for transporta
Yadkin Farmers Show
Interest in Tobmcco
A group of Yadkin County tobac
co growers visited the Oxford
branch experiment station the oth
er day to study tobacco diseases, to
bacco barn construction, proper fer
tilization. and good curing methods.
Exactly 1.117 county women ree
ntered for the annual short nam
for farm women held at State Col
lege during Farm and Hpme Week,
recently, and aproximately 500 men
registered for farm program. Many
other hundreds drove in for oae day
for some special program.
J. J. Shelton, of Yanceyville,
Caswell County, turned under a
crop of lespedeza last fall' before
planting his wheat and says it caus
ed him to get more stack poles and
binder twine and to increase the
size of his wheat bins.
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