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THRESHING STILL DELAYED. The continuation of dull weather, with further rain from the southwest quarter, has not resulted in any further threshing operations. The wet weather has put the cut seed well down in the stubble, and the undergrowth, which is coming up strongly after the rain, is likely to cause a good deal of trouble in smothering the handfuls. It is also likely that the seed will be darkened slightly. The rain will result in the seed threshing out very readily, however, and a3 soon as a dry spell set in again threshing will be over in a week or two.

Most of the higher paddocks are at present being reaped, and two or three days should ccc the whole of the reaping completed,

Those who threshed before the rain state that the sample of seed is heavy and much cleaner than was-at first anticipated. It is thought the sample this year will, on the whole, compsre very favourably with past years, and this year's cample will be an improvement on that of last year. There is a likelihood of a good demand for this jeir'a crop, as the North Island burns have been more successful this year than for some years past, and the season there has been an exceptionally dry one. A fair sample of seed fairly free from weeds should reach 4d per lb. through one riddle, The yield, judging by the seed already threshed, will be very good this year, but the total crop will be much reduced from last year, as there is a very much smaller area of cocksfoot on Banks Peninsula this year.

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COCKSFOOT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4369, 6 February 1914

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COCKSFOOT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4369, 6 February 1914

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