A great proportion of the seed is threshed, and everywhere reports come as to a disappointing yield. Crops that look fairly good are not giving the amount expected. In many cases it is agreed that more rain is needed to make the seed come out, end a number of growers talk of threshing the straw a second time. In other cases growers declare the seed is withered through lack of moisture during the summer, and that it has never germinated as it usually does In and about Barry's Bay there have been some good crops harvested. In the case of Mr F Giddena bis crop was as good a one as could be seen in any year, good tall stubble and fine seed. On the Barry's Bay summit there have been fogs and rains when it has been dry on the other side of the harbour.
As to price, there seems no doubt that the fortunate farmers with good seed will obtain a record price. There is one thing to be said about the seed this year, and that is its freedom from weeds. The seed is mostly very clean indeed. Growers are refusing 9£d per Ib on the floor, and expect to get Is a lb and over for dressed seed.
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COCKSFOOT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3520, 8 February 1916
COCKSFOOT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3520, 8 February 1916
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