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Tho Wellington correspondent of the " Press " telegraphs that the grain return for the colony shows a decrease of 7 per cent, in the area undo 1 crop, but only 3 percent, shortcoming in the total yield, owing to tho superiority of tho crop over that of the preceding year. Oats show an increase of 16 per cent, in area, and 2-1 per cent in yield. The total yield for the colony is estimated at 8,448,506 bushels of wheat, average 2515 per acre : 13,(157,092 of oats, 3209 per acre; 1,342,873 of barley, 3107 per acre.

Some of our village) settlers have evidently been fortunate in securing fruitful allotments. The " Press " mentions that in the shop of Air T. Turner, seedsman, Colombo street there are on view some splendid samples of potatoes grown at the village settlement of Arundcl, near the RangHata Traftio Bridge. One potato of the kind known as .Sutt,o}vif Flour Hall weighed, when dug, '2\b 1^ a»d there were five othrrs of nearly $iofcftmoHi«i on the one root. The\-o tu;o also some h'ne samples of Breeze's (W^ among them.

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GRAIN RETURN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890

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GRAIN RETURN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890

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