Agriculture

    Table of contents
    No headers

    -Production exceeds expectations of most sanguine alfalfa which was predicted at 50,000 tons or $400,000. 

    Cantaloupe was sold at $1.65 to $3.85 per crate.

    Alfalfa grown for seed is excellent quality and above average yield.

    Milo Maize expected to make $40 per acre.  Many milo maize farmers buying hogs to fatten on it with expectation of higher profits.

    $750,000 is the estimated amount of production expected in Chandler within the last 18 months.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/30/1912)

    -A coupon is being handed out to get information from Chandler's farmers on how much cotton they plan to grow.

    It asks for name, acres owned, acres of cotton, if they've grown cotton before, and if they need seed.

    This information is being used to bring a cotton gin to Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/17/1913)

    -Crops in 1911 by acre: alfalfa, 61,806.5; alfalfa and grain, 20,618.5; almonds, 52.0; apples, 5.0; apricots, 15.0; asparagus, .021.5; barley, 21,065.5; beets, 1,931.0; cabbage, 21.0; cantaloupes, 2,088.5; corn, 137.0; dates, 10.5; garden, 909.4; kaffir corn, 778.5; milo maize 10.0; lemons, 61.0; oats, 3,564.0; olives, 149.5; onions, 9.0; oranges, 1,187.4; orchard, 820.0; pasture, 12,883.0; peaches, 48.5; pears, 38.5; plums, 2.0; pomelos, 67.5; residences, 3,471.75; sorghum, 411.0; strawberries, 41.5; potatoes, 42.5; tomatoes, 9.0; trees, 52.9; wheat, 164.25; watermelons, 619.0; wheat, 18,119.5; total 150,671.75.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/24/1913)

    -A meeting of directors for the alfalfa mill was held Monday afternoon.  No definite action was taken for the establishment of the new mill.  Mr. Finney, manager, was not ready to make a statement.  Another meeting will be held in the future.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/31/1913)

    -Last year, 400 acres of Egyptian cotton was planted in the state.  In 1913, more acres are expected to be grown.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/7/1913)

    -A new cotton growers' association has been organized for the Salt River Valley.  The first ruling is to make sure no inferior cotton is grown here to keep from downgrading the long staple and keep it blue ribbon.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/21/1913)

    -A carload of trees (citrus and shade) have been shipped to Chandler for ranchers looking to beautify their land.  The trees are from Shock Nurseries, and Mr. Shock personally was seeing to the shipment.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/7/1913)

    -In the last two weeks, over 10,000 trees have been shipped into Chandler including fruit and shade trees.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

    -A heavy rain fell on Monday with intermittant showers on Tuesday.  There was a lot of cutting of alfalfa being done for the last week, and it is feared much of it was spoiled if it was still out in the field.  Some farmers were able to cover their alfalfa expecting the rain.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/25/1913)

    -4,000 acres of Egyptian cotton is being grown in the Salt River Valley.  This is ten times the amount grown in 1912.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -A considerable amount of alfalfa is being sold in Chandler with representatives from Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, and other points trying to secure it.  The problem is many farmers are wanting to store it, and wait to see if the prices will go up.  The average price is nine dollars a ton.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/27/1913)

    Tag page (Edit tags)
    • No tags
    Pages that link here
    Page statistics
    5642 view(s), 11 edit(s) and 4845 character(s)

    Comments

    You must login to post a comment.

    Attach file

    Attachments