Little attention is paid to methods of cultivation, and the farmer has no resources to help him if the cereal crops fail.
Clover is sown at the same time or shortly after the cereal and thus occupies the land for two years.
More important than the cereal crops are the tropical and sub-tropical products of the coast zone.
Thus the cereal crops, when grown in rotation, yield more produce for sale in the season of growth than when grown continuously.
Of lime, very little is taken up by the cereal crops, and by the root-crops much less than of potash; more by the leguminous than by the other crops, and, by the clover especially, sometimes much more than by all the other crops of the rotation put together.
The city is a trading centre for the rich agricultural and fruit-growing district by which it is surrounded, has good water-power, and is an important manufacturing centre, its chief manufactured products being cereal health foods, for which it has a wide reputation, and the manufacture of which grew out of the dietetic experiments made in the laboratories of the sanitarium; and threshing machines and other agricultural implements, paper cartons and boxes, flour, boilers, engines and pumps.
The excessive moisture in wet seasons in however hostile to cereal crops, especially in the southern and western districts, though improved drainage has done something to mitigate this evil, and might do a great deal more.
O150s swelling), a cereal (Avena sativa) belonging to the tribe Avenece of the order Gramineae or grasses.
In some districts Indian corn is the staple food instead of rice, and the production of this cereal in small quantities for livestock is general.
The principal cereal crops are wheat, with a yield of 1,701,000 bushels in 1904, oats, barley, rye, mealies (Indian corn) and Kaffir corn (a kind of millet).