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The steady downpour of rain at the end oE last week will be very beneficial to the cocksfoot orops, as it will help towards a heavier sample of seed and will improve tbe bottoms of paddocks, thus making a heavier stubble for the winter feed. In most of tbe low lying crops there are at least three distinct growths of 3eed, besides the crops being very thin and sbort. This will make the returns from these paddocks very poor indeed. A peculiar thing also about this year's crops is the pievalenca of Yorkshire fog through the cocksfoot. Yorkshire fog usually does not show up at all in a dry season, but tbi? year it has grown equally as well as tbe cocksfoot, although it was an ex ceptionally dry spring and early summer, Iα Little River the recent rains have improved the crops very much in tbe last month or six weeks, There are several growths of seed, and tbe paddocks are vary dirty. Tbe last crop seems to be tbe best, and the flower has only just gone off this growth. Most of the higher crops are fairly free from Yorkshire fog so far, though end of this week a start will be made the rain will bring it up now. The crops on the higher leVete are, bowever, much more even in the growth, and there are a number of pad-locks with just one even growth. By tbe

with reaping in the earlier paddocks Toere should Iβ plenty of' labour aviilable, aa the crop is a much smaller one than usual.

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THE COCKSFOOT CROP., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3469, 12 January 1915

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THE COCKSFOOT CROP. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3469, 12 January 1915

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