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THE SEASON'S CROPS.

ESTIMATED AVERAGE YIELDS

RESULTS OF OFFICIAL CENSUS

(Per Press Association.)

WELLINGTON, February 26. The Government Statistician has prepared from the reports of the Agricultural Department's enumerators particulars of the crop prospects' throughout New Zealand. The returns were collected from fanners through the post. All the forms posted to farmers were not returned, the percentage or returns received out of the forms is- , sued varying, from 82.72 in Auckland to 95.53 in Canterbury, and averaging 89.01 per cent, over the whole Dominion: ■ The estimated yields are 1. — Wheat (bushels), 5,383,776. Oats (bushels), 14,908.259. Barley (bushels), 1,196,772. i Ryegrass (lbs), 27,995,130, Cocksfoot (lbs), 5,734,787, Potatoes (tons), 192,636. Turnips (tons), 7,705,991. j;•', Mangels (tons), 286.352. Some details are; given., of- prospects in each ,province as follows: — . Auekland-^-Season good and yields generally' above the average. Potatoes, however, are affected by blight-art. several localities* ;?' - Taranaki—Wheat and oats|; good crops generally, and barley fair to good. Yieid^ of. grass seed very!:' satisfactory. Potatoes fair average.; but other "root crops irregular. Late sown turnips and mangels, however, are doing well. ' Hawke's Bay—Good yields of. wheat, oats, b.ar.ley and ryegrass. Turnips and mangels also good, though'the weather has affected root crops in some-locali-ties. ■'".,... i;lWellington—Heavy yields of wheat and oats in Wanganui district and good yields of other crops, except that early-sown turnips are unsatisfactory. Wairarapa crops looked promising, but bad weather will diminish the yields in the remainder of, the province. Oats failed and potatoes were severely affected by blight. . Good crops of turnips. . Marlborough and Nelson —Crops doing fairly well .and good yields expected. Canterbury—Grain crops and cocksfoot well up to average, in spite of bad weather. Early potatoes attacked with blight, but later crops more satisfactory, and yields should equal last year's. Otago—Wheat and oat crops not good, except in Maniototo, Vincent and Waitaki counties Good . yields of turnips and also of potatoes,, though blight is fairly widespread, especially m coastal districts. Southland—Oats lighter than usual and ryegrass not quite up to standard. Average crop of potatoes, blight prevalent. Trospects of turnip crop good.

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THE SEASON'S CROPS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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THE SEASON'S CROPS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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