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Cotton-Growing Statistics

    Naturevolume 101page104 (1918) | Download Citation



    THE forecasting of the cotton crop, upon which depends one of the greatest industries of the world and in which Great Britain is especially interested, has settled into a mixture of reports based on a glance round a cotton field, a chat with a proprietor, and a combination of. a few climatic notes which a Government department wisely issues for a farmer's guidance. It is all unsubstantial, but these reports are spread over the world and are used as a basis for business and speculation according to the credit any particular reporter may have at the moment.

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