Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York Volume 7

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850-01-01 edition. Excerpt: ...25-j bushels. I am happy to say the condition and prospects of usefulness of this society are on the whole very flattering. Show of cattle uncommonly good as to numbers and quality. That of every other department a decided improvement u pon any previous Fair. The show of butter and cheese was not only large, but of excellent quality. There is manifestly an increased interest felt on the subject of Agriculture in this county. The principal productions of this county are butter, cheese, pork, wool, corn and oats, and cattle for beef. The average yield of oats the past year, I put at 30 bushels per acre; of corn at 30 bushels; of hay per acre 1J tons. I think the crops average 10 per cent better than in 1845; and are belter than in 1847. Of wheat, there is not much sown on account of the wheat fly. There was some of the Mediterranean winter wheat raised the last season, and succeeded very well. This variety of wheat ripens at least ten days earlier than the other kinds of winter wheat, and thus escapes the attacks of the fly. Average yield pota toes per acre, 150 bushels. There has been very little rot in potatoes the last year, always less disease in a dry season. When the potatoes are half grown and from that time until they are fully ripe, if we have hot wet weather, I discover we have much rot. My remedy is, to drop 3 table spoonfuls slacked lime on the potatoes in the hill when I plant; in this way have had very little rot, while my neighbors adjoining farms on a soil just like mine, have nearly or wholly lost theirs. Dairies are on the increase in our county. Dairymen improve very much in the manufacture of butter and cheese. We have very many as good butter dairies as are in the State. The average quantity of butter made from a cow, is, more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659864
  • 9781236659866