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Growers report fchafc for the most part the yield of the 1915 crop is very poor. In one or two localities excel? lent crops are expected, but the bulk is very poor stuff. During the last week the heat was terrific for cutting, and many old seasoned hands felt the strain severely. The cool weather since Friday has been welcome to those cutting. A good deal of threshing has been done on lower levels. At Little River a fair amount of threshing haa been done. In some sheltered places the crops are good, but in most cases the yield is poor, and there will be a big shortage ifl comparison with previous years. Here, as in other parts of the Peninsula, the cocksfoot harvesting is affecting the district very little, as little extra labour is required. It is hard to rea lizo that the cocksfoofcing is in full BWJng. In Le Bon's Bay the crop will be very short this year, there not bfling much above sis growers of any quan-j tity of peed. • Most of the seed 13 down, and about 200 bugs have bsen £ threshed out. In several cases the J seed is threshing oat bright and j

lainy heavy. One grovvei, wbi. weighed a, bag as a test, found it ~ tveigbed 70lb- in the rough. In Okai a 'g Bay the crop promisee to bo very sma H indeed. A good deal I has been threshed, and it is yielding | well for tbe amnunt of straw, but the amount o f s t raw i 3 very small. It estitnatej-'tbai; the'fotal yield of tbt bay will no t esc6 ed 700 or 800 bag", in place o ( the avprage yield of be tween 3qoO and 4000 bags. In Little Akaloa nearly all the cut fcing is done oo the lower levels. Reports E "a re contradictory a 9 to the way the se e d is threshing, but in moai cases the yield is very poor. Only about B ix outside grass-seedera are em. n'oyed. It ia estimated the crop wn ba about one anarter of Sast Beason's

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COCKSFOOT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 2 February 1915

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COCKSFOOT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 2 February 1915

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