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vious to this crop was in clover, and pastured. No manure has been put on the land in the last twenty-two years. Planted six quarts of Yellow Mad River corn on the 14th day of May, furrowed out two ways, and dropped by hand 34 feet · apart each way, covered it with a " Straddle Bug," harrowed once, plowed four times with double shovel.

ITEMS OF EXPENSE. Breaking up ground................

............................ $1 00 Planting and cultivating ....

.... 1 78 Seed .......................... Cutting up and putting in shock....... Husking ......................... Marketing

..... 6 00

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13 16

110 bushels corn, at 25 cts....

....... 827 50 Expense .............................................. 13 16

Net profit.................................... 14 34

TRUE HOUTOON. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of December, 1860.

JOHN T. ZOMBRO, N, P.

Stit. of Ohio, Crawford County, 88.

Abel Dewalt being duly sworn, says, that he raised a crop of corn the past season upon an acre of land measured by John Souders, and that the quantity of grain raised thereon was 131 bushels and 6 pounds. The land upon which the above corn was raised was corn stubble and was lightly manured, and was plowed in the spring with a Hiser plow. Cost- for plowing and harrowing, $1 00; seed, planting and tending, 89 00; and was cultivated once and plowed four times with single shovel plow, one round in each row; and that the statement in regard to the manner of cultivating is correct, to the best of my knowledge.

ABEL DEWALT. Sworn to before me this 2d day of October, 1860.

LEWIS LITTLER, J. P.

Crawford County, 38:

E. Cox, being duly sworn, says he accurately measured the land upon which J. H. Cox raised a crop of corn the past season, and the quantity of land is one acre and no more.

Crawford County, 88.

J. H. Cox, being duly sworn, says that he raised a crop of corn the past season upon the land measured by E. Cox, and that the quantity of grain raised thereon was 152 bushels and 31 lbs., and no more, and that the statements in regard to culture are correct, to the best of my knowledge.

Total expense, $2.88.

The Mahoning County Agricultural Society awarded the first premium for best crop of grass, to Josiah Weikart. The following is his statement :

The land on which the six tons twelve hundred and sixty pounds of bay was raised this year, is an upland clay soil, with a good loam on top. The field was in corn in 1857, and sowed in oats in the spring of 1858. After the oats was sowed and harrowed, the clover and timothy seed was sowed and cross harrowed ; the clover and timothy seed equally mixed, and seven quarts sowed per acre, in the last week in April. The land was not manured for the last four years, but was kept in good condition.

By 6 tons 1,260 pounds of hay at five dollars per ton ........ $33 15
Expense incurred....

........ 7 50
Proft, after deducting expenses... ....... $25 65

JOSIAH WEIKART.

This is to certify that I assisted in measuring one acre of ground from a field belonging to H. A. Ensign, from which I husked eighty-two hundred and seventythree pounds of corn. The said corn growed upon the acre measured, and was weighed by L. D. Lovejoy, in my presence.

JAMES C. WINES. The field from which the above acre of corn was taken, was planted on the 5th of May. The soil was black sand and muck, the latter from decayed vegetation, with a subsoil of clay and sand mixed. The present corn crop is the second taken from the ground. Last season it was plowed for the first time, having layed in pasture for several years. The ground was plowed deep sometime in April, permitted to lay a few days and then thoroughly dragged; it was then marked out about three and a balf feet each way with a shovel plow, and three or four grains of corn dropped in a bill, and carefully covered. As soon as it was up so as to follow the rows, I plowed it with a double shovel plow, once er ch way, and about one week after, twice each way, and after some two weeks delay I again plowed it with the double shovel plow twice each way, occasionally dressing out a hill with the hoe.

H. A. ENSIGN.

The following is a statement of crops raised by Joshua Schofield, of Mahoning county :

By 52 bushels of wheat, at $1 30 cents per bushel .......... $57 60
Dr.- To plowing and harrowing.... ........86 00

To wheat for seed ........... ....... 500
To cutting, threshing, &c.......

...... 650-17 50 Net profit................. ..............$50 10 Wheat sown on corn ground, about the 1st of October, 24 bushels of seed per acre. Soil, sandy loam ; sown broadcast and harrowed in ; clover sod when plowed for corn, and plowed for wheat from six to eight inches deep. By 280 bushels of corn......

........ $70 00
Dr.- To plowing, harrowing and marking out. ........$6 00

To 1 day's work with cultivator................ 1 50
To 3 days' work with shovel-plow.............. 4 50
To boeing ..........

1 50
To seed ................................... 50-14 00
Net profit........

..............................866 00 The above corn was planted on the 30th day of May. Soil, sandy loam ; planted in rows 3} feet apart each way; ground had laid in meadow for a number of years ; plowed from eight to ten inches deep; three or four stalks in each hill ; went through it first time with cultivator, and three times following with shovel-plow, and hoed the second time. Also, 500 pumpkins grew on the same ground. By 120 bushels of oats ........

.............. $48 80
Dr.- To plowing and harrowing ....... ........85 00

To cutting, hauling, &c........... ....... 300
To threshing same...........

.... 4 00
To seed ......

..................... 1 00—13 00 Net profit............

........$35 80 The above crop of oats was sown near the last of April, on sandy loam, three bushels per acre; stalk ground, well manured when planted ; plowed from six to eight inches deep. By 120 bushels of potatoes.....

......... $30 00
Dr.- To plowing, harrowing and marking............$4 00
To cultivating same.....

... 3 00
To seed and hoeing .......................... 4 00—11 00

Net profit.................................$19 00
The above crop of potatoes was planted on the 9th and 10th days of May ;

five bushels of seed per acre, cut in pieces, with one and two eyes in each piece ; three and four pieces in each hill, three feet apart one way and three and a half the other ; soil, sandy loam ; sod ground, plowed eight or ten inches deep; ground not manured; plowed three times with a shovel-plow; hoed second time of plow

ing.

By 80 bushels turnips.............

........$16 00 Dr.-To seed and sowing............................... 25

Net profit.................................$15 75 The above crop of turnips was sown on the 1st day of August, among corn. Soil, sandy loam.

We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that we assisted Joshua Schofield to measure a piece of ground twenty rods long and sixteen rods wide, containing tbree hurdred and twenty rods of ground, on which there was wheat growing this season ; also the same quantity of ground, on which there was corn growing this season ; also the same quantity of ground, on which there was oats growing this season ; and a piece of ground forty rods long and two rods wide, containing eighty rods of ground, on which there was potatoes growing this season ; and the same quantity on which he grew turnips ; and have assisted to thresh, dig and measure the produce that grew on the above pieces of ground, and find that he raised 52 bushels of wheat, 120 bushels of oats, 280 bushels ears of corn, 120 bushels of potatoes per one half acre, and 80 bushels of turnips per one half acie of ground.

JOSEPH SCHOFIELD, ROBERT SCHOFIELD,

DAVID BALL. Sworn to November 1st, 1859.

CROP OF CORN-I, R. $. Hasler, being duly sworn, depose and say, that I truly measured the ground on which I raised the corn now on exbibition at the Crawford County Fair, and that there was one acre and no more, and that the amount raised thereon was 160 busbels, at 70 lbs. to the bushel. Total expenses, 83 75.

The following statement is from Ephraim Gould, of Washington county :

I raised 73 bushels of corn on one acre of hill land, clay loam. It was pasture land three years previous ; land rather poor ; plowed it up in March, seven inches deep; harrowed it over once ; hauled on thirty loads of manure; spread the manure, and plowed the ground second time four inches deep ; barrowed it a

second time, and furrowed it three and one-half feet apart ; planted it on the 7th of May ; plowed it out with double shovel-plow three times, hoed it three times, and thinned the corn to three stalks in a hill.. By corn and fodder....

........ $41 50 Total expenses, exclusive of rent on ground................ 19 00 Net profits.......

......... $22 00

Dy corn and louder.........................

RAVENNA, Nov. 3, 1860. In the spring I put on two acres of stubble ground, fifty loads of manure, and planted to corn. In the fall I plowed it and sowed in wheat, and put on one peck of timothy secd per acre; in the spring put on one peck of timothy seed and one of clover, making in all one half bushel per acre. The soil was sandy loam. Leaving it to the men that cut the grass, it yielded three tons per acre.

C. H. POWERS.

FREEDOM, Nov. 10, 1860. This being a correct statement of the several crops that I entered at your last Agricultural Fair. I measured but one-eighth of an acre of grass, and the same of oats. The potatoes were all measured, the half acre and crop. The others were a fair average of each.

The grass was principally Herd's grass, and was cut one day, and spread and put up the next day, and weigbed, in good order, at the rate of 46 pounds to the rod. The ground was well manured in the spring, and rolled. The crop was much improved by manuring.

The oats grew on swamp ground-the same had gats on last year. The ground has had good crops on for several years past, and this year is the best, I think, of them all. The average of piece yielded eighly bushels to the acre.

The potatoes were planted in very rich ground-part of it green sward. The kinds planted were of the Farmer's Delight and Long Johns. The quantity raised was one hundred and 6

R. W. SHEPARD. POTATOES.— The land on which the potatoes were raised, is rather between clay and sand, or a mixture of both, a herd's grass sod, on which I had foddered a stock of hay; plowed rather late in the spring, harrowed, marked out with a plow three feet apart, and planted in drills on the 22d of May. The kind of potatoes planted were Jersey Peach Blows. After they came up enough to follow the rows they were cultivated twice in a row, and just before the tops commenced falling, were plowed and hoed. The amount of seed used was two and a half bushels. Crop harvested 111 bushels.

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