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LEDBURY URBAN COUNCIL. I

IMONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT.I

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MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. The monthly report of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries for this month, for the counties of Worcester, Hereford), and Gloucester, is as follows :— CORN. Wheat is everywhere vigorous and healthy and an early harvest is expected. In almost all districts the yield promises to. be average or over average. Barley looks well, on the whole, but is occasionally yellow and short is the straw. On the whole the yield is expected to be slightly under average, although most of the reports indicate average or ever-average- yields. Oats are the least promising of the cereals, especially the spring sown. Damage by pests is fairly general in Gloucester straw is fre- quently short, and rain needed. The yield is expected to he about 5 per cent. below average. Beans are the most promising, crop of the year, a yield of 6. per cent. above average being anticipated. Ita a few districts,, however, spring beans are not very satisfactory. On the whole peas are likely to .give a poor yield, although about half the reports indicate average yields. I Early potatoes were damaged by frost, but' the later varieties are generally looking well, and where they also were damaged by fxost are frequently- recovering. On present appear- ances, however, the yield will be some-what less than usual, I ROOTS; As a rule- mangolds look. well, although they are gappy sn placea. Prospects at present are for a somewhat under-average yield', Turnips and swedes are badly in need of rain, and com- plaints of damage by fly come. fmom several districts. I RAY. Although in one or two districts cutting has only just commenced, in most districts fair progress has been made with h&ymaking, and some portion of both seeds' and meadow hay has been stacked in good condition. Both crops,, however, are- expected to yield fully 10 per cent, less than visual. I FRUIT. Frosts and blight have caused prospects for the fruit crops to be very unsatisfactory, although here and there f-iirly good crops may be obtained. Strawberries, raspberries and currants are very poor, and gooseberries under average. Prospects for orchard fruit are on the whole poor. I HOPS. The warm, showery weather of June suited the hops, promoting the growth of the bine. The plant is generally vigorouq, although fre- quently potoky in places. Aith blight; and aphis are fairly general, and washing has con- sequently been necessary. It would appear, however, that attacks are less severe than in 1913. In Worcester the yield promises to be rather under average, and in Hereford about average. I FASTUHES ALYL) STUUJi- I Stock are in excellent condition, but pastures are frequently in need of rain. LABOUR. The supply of labour is generally sufftcient, although temporary help is occasionally scarce, more especially in north-west (Gloucester. +

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