Crop Reporter Volume 8-10

Crop Reporter Volume 8-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... Nino years. referring to October 1, shows a dcclineof 2$ points (on a scale of I00) in the condition of potatoes and of 5 points in the root crops. While not deficient in yield, the potato crop was even then badly diseased, and excessive moisture subsequently caused further injury. The same cause has interfered greatly with the fall sowings; otherwise, it is thought, there would have been a considerable increase in the wheat acreage, in view of the present attractive prices. The Board of Agriculture and Fisheries has estimated the hop production this year as 41,902,000 pounds (374,129 hundredweight), the average yield being 932 pounds per acre. The crop is therefore 50 per cent above the unusually low yield of last year, but it falls about 2,000,000 pounds below the average for the five years, 19021906. Spain and Portugal.--Fall seeding in Spain is reported to have taken place under favorable conditions. In Portugal small wheat and corn crops and a very poor yield of rye are reported this year. Italy.--Beneficial rains during the month have greatly improved forage crops and have facilitated fall plowing and sowings. The corn harvest is reported to be poor, the rice yield sat isfactory, the vintage favorable, and the olive crop promising in the south and in Sicily, but meager in the north. France.--In France excessive moisture this mouth has hampered and delayed plowing and drilling. In the south repeated floods have caused great injury to the vineyards. The excellence of this year's harvest extends to the barley and oat crops, for which the preliminary 1907 estimates and the final 19(X5 returns were issued by the Ministry of Agriculture on October 16. The oat crop of 1907 is the largest during the last decade, and to find a more...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236569989
  • 9781236569981