Cotton is now cultivated only here and there in the south; but sugar-cane is, with sugar-beet, becoming more and more of a staple Sugar in the provinces of Granada, Malaga and Almeria.
Sugar-beet culture was tried in the years following 1890 with indifferent success until the introduction of bounties in 1901.
These include the sugar-beet, the profitable growing of which is confined to Skane and the islands of Oland and Gotland.
The competition of the sugar-beet has been felt severely.
The valley and delta of the Vistula are very fertile, and produce good crops of wheat and pasturage for horses, cattle and sheep. Besides cereals, the chief crops are potatoes, hay, tobacco, garden produce, fruit and sugar-beet.