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MINING.—Sold August 18,…






THE HARVEST. Harvest was last week general in the greater part of Scotland. It is about ten days later than in 1826, when an uninterrupted drought and heat for two months gave us a specimen of continen- tal weather. A more favourable season than the present never blessed the labours of the farmer. In the higher parts of Scot- land, containing by far the largest portion of ground under oats, the crop was never known to be more productive. On hard clay and sandy soils the straw is light, but there are no fears that the produce in corn will be defective. The wheat is generally thin, and will be considerably below an average crop but any defici- ency in it will be more than made up by the abundance of po- tatoes. Altogether it seems to be universally conceded that there has not been in the North, for at least twenty years, so long and "^Uninterrupted a succession of warm weather as we have experi- enced this season. One consequence of this has been the early state of the harvest, all descriptions of grain being ripe fully a month sooner than usual. The accounts from Ireland respecting the harvest are very fa- vourable. The barley crop is this year generally admitted to be the most abundant that has occurred for many seasons. TAUNTON.â I he wheat harvest is safely housed in this neigh- bourhood, in the most desirable condition. The barley crop is also, to a considerable extent, secured. Beans do not prove on all lands a full crop, and on some soils are very deficient. KENT.â Ihe wheat and barley crops will prove very deficient in this county as well as in Sussex, being for the most part mil- dewed, thin,%nd of coarse quality. CUMBERLAND.âWheat, although deficient in straw upon many soils, yields well, and is good in quality barley will be found to be excellent both in quantity and quality but oats are thin upon many soils, and as the crop will be found, in the barn, to be light and defective, owing most likely to the extreme warm weather at the beginning of this month, which ripened the late sown fields too rapidly. Turnips are good and potatoes as a crop, far above an average. The weather has been too dry for the" grassings," and from the same cause the "fog" fields will disappoint the expectations of the graziers; but should the weather become showery, the after-grass may yet be plentiful.- Summer fallows are, in general, very clean, and in some parts of the county already manured and ridged up, and in a proper state to be sown with the golden grain ;-yet it may not be out of place to observe, that upon all dry and exhausted soils, October is the best season for wheat sowing hut all good farmers know that cold clay soils ought to be sown before that season. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.âWheat is a full average crop. Barley is very good, but some portion of it is considerably stained. Oats, Beans, and Peas, are good in quantity and excellent in quality. WORCESTER.âThe quality of the new wheat is very rough, and farmers are complaining of the crop, as it is not what they expected by full six bushels per acre. Our barley is likewise a very bad colour, in consequence of the rains.


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