Average Wheat Yield Reported from Ica’s Russian Colonies
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Average Wheat Yield Reported from Ica’s Russian Colonies

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The early spring wheat harvest in the Jewish colonies in Russia, which are subsidized by the Jewish Colonization Association (Ica), was generally average, the Ica headquarters office here states. The wheat vield was 5.8 to 7.3 hundred kilos per hectare, and the barley and oats yield 6 to 8.3 hundred kilos per hectare. The later sowings suffered on account of the dryness of the summer. Sunflower, lucerne grass and turnip fodder, were damaged by caterpillars. The maize harvest continued somewhat above average, except in the district around Zinoviesk, which excelled all other districts. Zinoviesk distinguished itself also with its millet harvest, which amounted to 11 hundred kilos per hectare as against 3.3 hundred kilos per hectare in Goulay-Polia, 4.2 hundred kilos per hectare in the district of Nikopol and Dniepr-Petroysk, and 5.6 hundred kilo in Cherson. The sunflower and linseed harvests were a little above average, between 3.3 and 3.5 hundred kilo per hectare. Sudan grass, moha and sorgho all yielded more or less good harvests.

In general, the harvest may be considered as average for the early crops, and rather under average for late crops.

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