Planter and Sugar Manufacturer Volume 60

Planter and Sugar Manufacturer Volume 60

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: work in Cuba now being 194, out of a probable total of 199. The sugar yield appears to be unusually good for so early in the season, and the speed with which the crop is being hurried to the ports is shown in the large receipts, the total being 318,253 tons heavier than at the same date last year. The refined market continues steady. The home refineries have supplied a considerable proportion of the sugar distributed during the week, chiefly in good grocery granulated and cubes. The Royal Commission has disposed of a fair quantity of Java and Mauritius crystals at outlying ports. There has been a good demand for British pieces, and a moderate quantity of medium and good yellow kinds has been sold. The Journal des Fabricants de Sucre, dated Paris, February 27, 1918, says: The weather early in the past fortnight was dry and cold; there was a series of night frosts, and during the day the thermometer remained at about freezing point. The latter part of the fortnight was rainy, but relatively mild. The condition of the crops in the ground is, on the whole, satisfactory. In a few weeks the sowing of sugar beetroots will be commenced, and it must be remembered in this connection that the early sowings always give the best results. Where the land has been deeply plowed and properly manured before the winter, the farmer, if he sows in good time, and is careful when thinning to allow the plants such room compatible with the fertility of the soil, and to repeat the hoeing, will have every chance of obtaining crops giving both weight and quality. The Minister of Finance has published statistics of the result of 1916-17 with regard to the beetroot crop, the price of the roots, the cost of coal, the total fees, the yield, and the working more

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  • Paperback | 582 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,025g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978609
  • 9781236978608