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The prospects for this year's cocks foot harvest on Banks Peninsula* are perhaps the poorest on record owing to the continued dry weather. The eeed on the lower levels has been sacrificed owing to the great scarcity of grazing, and even where cattle have not been turned into it there is very little seed showing. In some localities, however, the seed gives better promise and it would be wrong to say this year's crop is a total failure. Some of the higher paddocks are looking re markably well considering the season, though of course the grass is stunted owing to the lack of moisture. Taken aa a whole however an optimistic estimate of this year's crop would be 10,000 pack 3 compared to ibe usual 80,000 sacks of an-aVernge good year. A few days of rain would do much to improve the seed which is now maturing in tfo husk, Autumn rains would also improve the paddocks wonderfully for grazing purposes in the winter as there is very little bottom in most of the paddocks this year. The seed this year is very free from extraneous grasses and weeds and a very clean sample should be harvested. The price of cocksfoot this year also promises to be exceedingly good as it is almost certain none will be shipped from Denmaik as their crop wili be required in Europe. A. line of 500 packs of last year's crop was sold a few days ago for 9£d, the weight being in the region of 12 lbs.

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THE COCKSFOOT HARVEST., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3512, 11 January 1916

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THE COCKSFOOT HARVEST. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3512, 11 January 1916

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