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COCKSFOOT.

The High Commissioner cables :— "Cocksfoot market firm ; demand limited to Danish 545, New Zealand 55s 6d cwt."

Our Little Akaloa correspondent telephoned U3 yesterday that the major part of the cocksfoot was cut. The crap had turned out light and very dirty, coming in a very patchy manner. There was a good amount of labour procurable, as most of the growers import the Fame men year after year, No threshing has been done so far.

Cutting is over in the early paddocks about Akaroa, Several owners report big crops with with fewer extraneous weeds thin would be im agined. The dry weather chocked off the growth of the tares, and this nuiS' ance is not nearly as bad as was feared at first, Fog i 3 very prevalent, but it oan be got rid of easily eoough. There is a good deal of unskilled labour about, and many owners have had to be con tent with new chums. Large groweiM have been worried considerably about the disposal of their seed, as so many of the local people have small sections of seed of their own. Most of the Piper's Valley settlement is in seed, and cutting is proceeding there rapid ly. The higher crops should be good this year, as they hive had such favourable weather for germination.

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COCKSFOOT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4367, 27 January 1914

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COCKSFOOT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4367, 27 January 1914

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