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Effect of Autumnal Rainfall upon Wheat Crops1

Nature volume 71, pages 470471 (16 March 1905) | Download Citation



BY autumn, in this note, is to be understood the period from the thirty-sixth to the forty-eighth week, both inclusive, of the year, as represented in the Weekly Weather Report of the Meteorological Office; it covers the months of September, October, and November, approximately. The rainfall to be referred to is the average amount in inches, for the “Principal Wheat Producing Districts,” for the period mentioned, in successive years. The amounts are taken from the summaries of the Weekly Weather Report.

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