HC Deb 20 February 1918 vol 103 cc725-6

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he is aware that much dredge corn is grown in the South of England, that much larger yields are procured than is the case with any other grain, while the straw is more valuable for fodder, and the grain good for cattle and human consumption, if necessary; and will he say what proportion of the quota of corn to be grown on farms can be devoted to dredge corn this year?


I am aware that much dredge corn is grown in the southern and south-western counties, and that, under certain conditions, the growth of a mixture of oats and barley may give higher yields than either sown separately. These conditions are well-known to the Agricultural Executive Committees of those counties, who accordingly give latitude to farmers as to the kind of corn they shall sow.

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