RUST IN WHEAT.
Mr T. E. Wener sends to the Sydney Town and Country the following abstract from his letter to the Minister for Lands, Queensland ;
“ Having read in the*! papers of this colony that your Government offer LIOOO for a remedy against rust in I hereby beg to offer my experience, which is derived from practical use during 64 years. I am a native of Sweden. ~ My, father was possessed of the Swartsjoe Estate, 18 miles west frorn'Stockholtn, the capital of Sweden, and he has used this remedy since 1816. He generally sowed about 400 bags of wheat yearly, and it is now used by"ray brother, and has never failed. 1 arrived in this colony in 1853, and have never kept this remedy a secret. The cure is as follows :—The evening before you intend to sow your wheat, spread it out on your barn floor, and sprinkle over it ordinary brine, which can be done with a wisp of straw. Throw afterwards over it some slacked lime, and shovel the whole thoroughly, so that every grain receives its fair share of the lime. The quantity required for 20 bags of wheat is from one to two gallons of brine and about two bushels of slacked lime. This remedy is very simple, and may therefore be looked upon with contempt, but, if properly applied, is infallible.”
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 105, 27 May 1880
RUST IN WHEAT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 105, 27 May 1880
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