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J FERCH.

MOORLAND MARY,

THE COW.

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AGRICULTURE.—SPUING WHEAT.

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AGRICULTURE.âSPUING WHEAT. TO THE EDITOR SIR, Having just made a fair trial of the properties of Spring Wheat, in a part of the kingdom where its culture was not much know n, I have the pleasure of commu- nicating the result of the experiment, through the itiediui-n of your paper, to that part of the community, who will, in future, I trust, duly appreciate its merits. On the 30th Mircit last, eleven pecks of Wheat, dressed as Seed Wheat usnally ii were drilled on one acre and a quarter of tolerably good loam land, part of a layer that had been ploughed last Autumn, and sown with wheat, which came up a good plant, and continued healthy till the beginning of February, when it was totally taken by the wire and common worms; it was in the middle of March again ploughed and harrowed, previous to L, the Spring Wheat being drilled in rows at seven inches asunder on this one acre and a quarter, the remainder of the field was ploughed and drilled with oats. Oil the lst of April, tile same quantity of an adjoining field was drilled after once ploughing and harrowing, with the same proportion of seedâthe quality of this land was much the same as the other, if any thing it was rather wetter, and had produced a good crop of turnips, which were carted off the land the remainder of the held was sowti with barley. In both pieces the wheat came up a good plant, and continued to look well during the summer, was ripe and cut with the sickle the 4th September: an egual and good crop on the ground, and free from mildew witilf- iii the next field some Winter Wheat was a good deal affected by it. On the 7th, it was carted into the barn, five good waggon loads. On the 20th, it was thrashed with a machine, and cleaned the day following, when it yielded of clean wheat twenty coombs and two bushels, of four bushels to the coomb. It weighed sixteen stone eight pounds neat, per coomb, was a handsome sample, and Worth, at Norwich-market, within 3s. or 4s. per coomb, of the best wheat in the market. This produce is greater than the average produce of the Winter Wheat, on the same farm its superior value to a good crop of any other Spring corn, and requiring no more cul- tivation than those crops, ought to place this grain high in the estimation of farmers; more particularly at a time when wheat is go much above the price which that part of the (Oln iuunity,_ whose living greatly depends on bread corn, can afford to give. I may be allowed to wonder at the useful- ness of this grain being so little kuuwn, after the anxious endeavours of Sir Joseph Banks to promote its introduction, and at a time when almost every farmer has been tempted, by the high price wheat has borne of late years, to grow the greatest possible quantity of that grain. I will not occupy the pages of jour very tisefili paper with the reasons which ought to influence us to extend our growth of wheat beyond what it is at present; they must be too obvious to every mail who they must be too obvious to every luau' who gives himself the trouble of thinking, to re- quire it. I have laid this experiment before your readers, with a desire that it may be useful, and, to the best of my knowledge, it is a fair trial; it will not, doubtless, always meet with so complete success, but it is my belief, that nine times out of ten, there will be no reason to complain of it. From Lin- colnshire, and other parts of the kingdom, the seed is easily procured, and I trust, that the following Spring its merits will be tried on a far larger scale-

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