CHAPTER 229 - AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Agricultural Statistics Regulations

AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS REGULATIONS

[Section 11]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Statistics relating to crops and stock

   3.   Return to be rendered

   4.   Costs of production

   5.   Information to be supplied

   6.   Penalty

      SCHEDULE

[Regulations by the Minister]

Act 13 of 1994,

GN 197 of 1953,

GN 497 of 1964.

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Agricultural Statistics Regulations.

2.   Statistics relating to crops and stock

Statistics relating to crops, areas of cultivation and stock shall be collected by Provincial Agricultural Officers on behalf of the Director of Agriculture.

3.   Return to be rendered

   (1) All persons in charge of farms or estates, whether owners, lessees, managers, servants or occupiers, or any persons acting on behalf of such persons, shall render a return in the form set out in the Schedule to the Provincial Agricultural Officer of the Province in which the farm or estate is situate.

   (2) Returns under this regulation shall be made in respect of every twelve-month period ending on the 30th September in each year and shall reach the Provincial Agricultural Officer not later than the 31st October in the same year.

4.   Costs of production

Statistics relating to costs of agricultural production and agricultural prices shall be collected by the agricultural economist.

5.   Information to be supplied

Any person who, in the opinion of the agricultural economist, is able to furnish information which the agricultural economist desires to obtain for the purposes of determining the costs of agricultural production or agricultural prices shall, when required so to do by the agricultural economist, furnish such information.

6.   Penalty

Any person who, without reasonable cause, makes default in complying with the requirements of regulations 3 and 5 shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand five hundred penalty units or, in case of a continuing default, to a fine not exceeding 30 penalty units for every day during which the default continues.

[Am by Act 13 of 1994.]

SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3]

RETURN OF CROPS

Full Name of Owner .............................................................................................................

Full Name of Manager ..........................................................................................................

Postal Address of Owner/Manager ...................................................................................

Name(s) of Farm(s) ............................................................................................................

Land Survey Number(s) of Farm(s)

District..............................................

Area:   (a)   Freehold.............................................................. acres

      (b)   Leased from State............................................. acres

      (c)   Leased from Others.......................................... acres

      (d)   Managed.............................................................. acres

TOTAL ........................................................................................ acres

NOTE.-In this return the gross weight of bags is taken to be 90 kg., excepting groundnuts (shelled 81 kg.) and potatoes 67 kg. The ton is the short ton of 1000 kg.

ANNUAL CROPS

Kind of crop

Acres Planted

Total Crop Reaped

Acreage to be Planted Next Year

Maize (mealies) for grain   . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Maize (mealies) for silage   . .   . ...................................... tons.........................
Wheat   . .      . .      . .      . .   . ....................................... bags.........................
Oats for grainz      . .      . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Oats for fodder      . .      . .   . ...................................... tons.........................
Barley for grain      . .      . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Barley for fodder      . .      . .   . ...................................... tons.........................
Rice (unhusked)      . .      . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Groundnuts (shelled)      . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Potatoes (main crop)      . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Potatoes (irrigated   . .      . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Sunnhemp seed      . .      . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Sunnhemp hay      . .      . .   . ...................................... tons.........................
Sunflower seed      . .      . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Cowpeas and Beans seed   . .   . ...................................... bags.........................
Cowpeas and Beans hay   . .   . ...................................... tons.........................
Green manure crops ploughed in-
Specify kinds:
..........................................................................................................................................
..........................................................................................................................................
Tobacco:
Virginia (flue-cured))      . .   . ...................................... lb..........................
Virginia (air or sun cured). ...................................... lbs..........................
Turkish      . .      . .      . .   . ...................................... lbs..........................
Burley      . .      . .      . .   . ...................................... lbs..........................
Vegetables (for sale)      . .   . ...................................... tons.........................
Cultivated grass fodder crop:
Irrigated      . .      . .      . .   . ......................................................................
Unirrigated   . .      . .      . .   . ......................................................................
Others-Specify:
.........................................................................................................................................
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Total acreage under crops   . .   . ......................................................................
Acres lying fallow      . .      . .   . ......................................................................
Veld grass cut for hay      . .   . ......................................................................

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