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New Fodder Plant.

I Settlers are indebted to Mi* William Farrel, of Cuppercumbalong, New South Wales, for ny-ry k^A-:-." ;» ,:i!». the seeds of which we '','"'•■ '■*'"•• ■'■'■/ U-ive had the pleasure of distributing throughout the colony, Amongst these is ,a .parcel of seed of grass wfyose botanical name is pospalum loeve distributed about two years ago, an excellent report of which we have received from Mr William E. Syms, of Maida Hill, Dajby, who writes to us as follows: —"I sowed the seed March, 1888, but ns the drought set in just after T. sowed if, I thought it would bo a failure. I was surprised to find a few plants fuuony the weeds. ISy dividing the roots find transplanting T have several i small plots. 1 have tried many grass-as and fodder plants, and I believe iV, (o be I the best 1 have soon for the black-soil downs, as it ataads drought well, grows {

summer and winter, and is always in seed; I and like the prairie grass it has come ,to stay." Paspalum loevt is an American grass. Mr Syms has sent us a very small bag of the seed, which we have handed to Mr F. M. Bailey, Government botanist, and we hope bye-and-bye to have sufficient for distribution.

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New Fodder Plant., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2408, 23 April 1890

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New Fodder Plant. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2408, 23 April 1890

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