Report Volume 87

Report Volume 87

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...exotic cotton in the Protectorate, but gave evidence as to the best time of planting, namely, about June. Samples of cotton grown on the experimental plantation at Onitsha have recently been received in Manchester, are said to be equal to" fully good middling " American, and exactly of the uality ordinarily required by the manufacturer. A power gin has been set up at Onitsha. The British Cotton Growing Association has now determined to commence cotton cultivation in certain selected districts of Southern Nigeria. The Colonial Office has arranged with the Board of Trade to send a member of the Scientific Staff of the Imperial Institute to co-operate with a local Forestry Officer in selecting these areas. The Sobo Plains, near the coast, and the Uromi district, near the Niger, will be specially considered. It is stated that labour can be arranged for and that transport is easy. MAURITIUS AND SEYCHELLES. Cotton is grown in both these Colonies by the natives for their own use. The cultivation is very limited in extent, and no attempt appears to have been made in recent years to extend it. Efforts, however, are now being made to increase cotton cultivation in the Seychelles, which, in the opinion of the Curator of the Botanic Station, will prove very.profitable in the outlying islands of the Archipelago. The variety grown is Gossypium barbadense, but no information is available regarding the amount produced. A sample of Mauritius cotton was shown at the Indian and Colonial Exhibition in 1886; it was stated to be similar to the " better grades of Orleans cotton." A specimen of Seychelles cotton has been examined in the Scientific and Technical Department of the Imperial Institute. It was slightly yellow in colour and...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899776
  • 9781236899774