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Vegetable Acreage, Cornwall

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 22 March 1951

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asked the Minister of Agriculture when he last gave directions, or advice, to the Cornwall Agricultural Executive Committee as to the land to be devoted to new potatoes and broccoli; and what were the acreages.

Growers of early potatoes in the south-west are encouraged to plant them on land which can be cleared in time for marketing by mid-June; apart from this, no directions or advice have been given to the Cornwall Committee about the land to be devoted to early potatoes. Cropping targets for broccoli were last issued in 1949, when the target for Cornwall was 11,100 acres. Since then county target acreages for vegetables have been discontinued.