THE COCKSFOOT HARVEST.
A VERY SMALL YIELD
Now that tbe threshing operations for the cocksfoot harvest are well on j the way to oompetion, it is possible to get an idea of the very small harvest that will be taken from Banks Penin sula this year. Tbe lower paddocks are very tbin, and in ordinary years such seed would be passed over as not worth reaping To give an example of the small yield —In a2O acre paddock in Robin son's Bay 109 clean bags were harvested last year and 138 bags in 1913. This year the paddock has only yielded 85 rough bag?. In another paddock 100 clean are expected in place of 360 last year. The higher paddocks are giving more satisfactory results, and in some cases the yield is oh a par with last season,
The seed is threshing extremely well this season, and up to the end of last week, before tbe dull weather set in, most of the lower country was threshed The dull weat»»9r Bnd lightshowers of rain will help the cocksfoot still in the stubble to harvest, and =ome bright weather following will be required. Theve are a numbar of sa'es re ported at 63 per lb in the rough and 64d through rb« riddK Growersare, however, holding for higher prices, but would in some cases sell at 8d per pound. ■
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THE COCKSFOOT HARVEST., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3476, 9 February 1915