"The Crops."

"A correspondent of [the Baton Rouge Advocate], writing from Farmersville, Union parish, says that the corn crop in that vicinity has proved a failure, and there was no evidence that the cotton crop would reward the labor of the planter."

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"The Crops." - The Oropsa . The following Is an extract from a...
The Oropsa . The following Is an extract from a lettar dated at Waterproof, Tenaas parish, La, on the 13th Inst : " I have Just returned from the Fair View plantation adjoining Dr. Duncan's V Argent Place, and found on both of these places the army worm at work at the cotton. On this information you may confidently rely, for I examined the worms closely, and pronounce them the genuine Simon Fare destroyer. As soon as you enter the field, thai peculiar odor which they emit kail too truly that tbey are there. They are busily al work, eating the leaves from the cottoa plants, and will no doubt strip them aU in a few days. How far they may injure the crops in this neighborhood, which have bore toor been ao promising, I am unable to ay bnt it la Tory certain that they will destroy toe entire top crop. I understand that tbey are at work, too, oa the plantation of Dr. I nge, adjoining this place." The Baton Rouge Advocate, of the 13th Inst., thus notices the crops ia that parish i The cotton and corn la this parish will not, we sre assured, yield more then one - half a crop. Toe long, continued drought and the lata rains bare caused the cotton to abed, and the corn was too far advanced to recover. We are now bat in rain in abundance. The cane crop ia very promising since the showers have commenced. A correspondent of the same paper, writing from FarmersvUle, Union parish, says that the corn crop ia that vicinity has proved a failure, and there was ao evidence that the cotton crop would reward the labor of the planter. The FenaacoU (Fs ) Democrat says : From the account which reach as from the Interior, ere Judge that in Middle Florida about one - third of tbe cotton crop has been destroved by the gale. Moat of the corn crop, it ia said, will be gathered and saved.

Clipped from The Times-Picayune15 Sep 1851, MonPage 1

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)15 Sep 1851, MonPage 1
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  • "The Crops." — "A correspondent of [the Baton Rouge Advocate], writing from Farmersville, Union parish, says that the corn crop in that vicinity has proved a failure, and there was no evidence that the cotton crop would reward the labor of the planter."

    TrevorAntley – 10 Apr 2013

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