POTATO CROPS RUINED. Since July less than four inches of j rain has fallen in Auckland, as compared with fourteen inches, the average fall for Augu3t, September, Ootober, and November, the result is that the dairy industry, which three months ago appeared to be embarking on the most prosperous season on record, is now gradually slackening, and the position daily growing more Berious. There is no growth left in the pastures, and the dairy herds are gradually becoming less profitable. ! Many growers report that their potato crops have been ruined by the prevailing drynesss, and the Waitemata strawberry growers state that the drought has dona such damage already in their gardens that tbey will bave lo market this year less than half the six hundred thousand boxes of straw; berries produced last year.
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DROUGHT IN-AUCKLAND., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3457, 1 December 1914
DROUGHT IN-AUCKLAND. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3457, 1 December 1914
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