It is a reproach we should take to heart seriously. There was little opportunity for planting early barley, and work got behind. The difference in all these cases may not be due solely to strain, but the fact that such variations occur in all breeds points to the con- clusion that strain is the predominant or prin- cipal cause of the wide variation.
Demand creates its own supply, and Implement firms on this side are as keen as their American competitors in meeting the requirements of home agricul- turists. Conditions of soil and climate vary, and these affect methods of seeding as well as of harvesting crops ; in addition, the labour supply, or rather the want of it, measures the need of handling crops to the cheapest extent possible.