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Crop Report

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Parent Issue
Day
13
Month
November
Year
1896
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The average condition of wheat in the state on Nov. 1 was 90, in the southern counties 88, central 93, and northern 95, compaiïson being wilh vitality and growth of average years The average condition in the southern counties is 16 per cent higher than in 1895. The plant appears to be in healthy condition, but is of small growth owing to the unusually eold and dry weather of October. The total number of bushels of wheat reported marketed by farmers in the three months, August, September and October, 3,399,174. This is 476,459 bushels more than reported marketed in the same months last year. The average yield of corn per acre in the state is estimated at 72 bushels of ears. equal to about 36 bashels of shelled corn. The estímate for the sonthern counties is 74, central 70, and northern 67 bushels of ears. These are remarkably high estimates for the state and each section and indícate the largest erop ever grown. The clover seed erop is light. The estímate is 1.61 bushels per acre, en less than three-fourths the acreage in average years. Potatoes are estimated to yield 80 per cent of au average erop. The excessive rams during the growing season lid much damage to this erop. Hog cholera is reported from a few localities, but stock generally is in good condition. The average precipitation during the month was, in the state, 1.50 inches, and in the southern counties 1.23 inehes. Compared with the normal there was a iefleiency in the state and in the southern counties as follows: State, 0.92 inches; southern counties, 1.05 inches.

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Ann Arbor Democrat