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AGRICULTURAL LIME. Lauriston, May 17th, 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, . . Dfar Sir, —I put five tons of Lime screenings on six acres of grass land after it was ploughed, and I can see to an inch where-the Lime was put on, and at the time the Lime was being spread the wind blew the fine dust over the adjoining land, and pn this, as well as the properly limed land, there is a good crop, while on the non-limed there is not a single turnip. Yours Truly, DENNIS McKEKDRY. Valetta, Februaiy Bth, 1890. MR E. R WRIGHT, Dear Sir, —In answer to enkuiries re 6 acres limed with 6 tons, Lime,l am very well satisfied with result. In spite of heavy winds, which blew a lot of it away shortly after I put it on, and although there is not much difference in the wheat, the grass, which was sown down at rolling, shows a very marked difference against that which was not limed, both in the growth and the thickness, and it is my intention to-do some more this autumn. : ' Yours Truly, JOHN BOYLE. Longbeach, March 14th, 1890. MR E. R WEIGHT, Dear Sir, —For two years now I have carried on experiments in liming the land for fruit trees, and I am thoroughly satisfied with the results— making the trees healthier the fruit larger and keeping the blight in check. : - Yours Truly, ;. F. STANDISH. Ashburton, March Ist, 1890. MR E. P. WRIGHT, Sir, —Having seen lime used largely in England, I was induced to experiment here, which I did on some potatoes, with the result that I got the best crop I have had for years and of very superior quality. Yours Truly, G. WORNER. Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, ESQ., Dear Sir, —I thought the. virtues of lime as a manure here so generally acknowledged as to render testimonials unnecessary. However, for the information of the few who may be sceptical, I may state that I have last season limed about 20 acres of lea land for turnips ; and it is difficult to find a single turnip on the land not limed, while the limed portion might fairly be called half a crop, owing to the trying season, and I estimate that 25 per cent of the lime was blown away by the nor'-westers last spring. I also used lime on potato land, and the'crop is turning out excellent, one monster turning the scale at 31bs 3ozs. On a small patch about one acre (in the middle of a large paddock) which I limed the season before last, and which has been soAvn with oats both season, the difference compared with the adjoining crop was, if possible, more marked this season than the previous ones when the difference was estimated at 12 to 15 bushels, and I am looking forward to a beneficial effect being visible on the grass. Trusting you will be able to supply the balance of the 100 tons ordered while the weather is fine. I Remain Yours Truly, JOHN HOOD. Woodside, April 29th, 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, Si Rj —In reply to yours, da Led the 22nd, I have used your lime for three different purposes, first for top dressing young grass, and found it to answer very well; second for oats. I think there will be from 10 to 12 bushels per acre more on the part limed than where there is no lime. Thml for potatoes,and they have grown very well. I think lime one of the best manures used. G. LAMBIE. Longbeach, May 17th, 1890. MR E. P. WRIGHT, Dear Sir, —I am very satisfied with the result of the Lime on the ground I had in potatoes. The crop was much better this year, when it was potatoes after potatoes, than it was the previous year, when it was potatoes after grass, and the quality much superior. Yours Truly, HUGH CULLEN. Ashburton Forks, May 17th, 1890. Dear Sir.—l am pleased to say that the lime I applied to my potatoes this last year has given me every satisfaction owing to the very dry weather. There is no material increase, but the quality is very superior; they bein" 1 so floury that my wife bakes them as they fall to pieces when boiled. • 0 Yours Truly, ISAAC SARGENT. Mount Somers, May 23, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., g IRj I have tried for some years to grow potatoes at Mount Somers, but was not successful till two years ago, when I tried a small experiment with lime on potatoes, and was so satisfied with the result that I limed f of an acre last winter,whicli I planted in the spring with potatoes, with the result that 1 have at the rate of 6 tons per acre, which is highly satisfactory.. Yours Truly, ROBERT PATTON. Wakanui, May 20th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., Dear Sir, —I have pleasure in informing you that the most satisfactory results have been obtained from the use of lime supplied by you last spring. The lime was applied as a top dressing on" land intended fo,»roots at the rate of 2 tons per acre on potatoes and carrots, and one ton on mangold land. The land had been well tilled previous to laying on the lime, and after spreading was well harrowed into the soil. Notwithstanding the fact that the season was niose unfavorable for all root crops, I have had a very fair crop; more especially in the case of potatoes and carrots, which, in quality, are the best I have grown since coming to the country. I am satisfied that any farmer having a little spare cash could not find a better investment for it .than giving his paddock a dressing with lime. I intend this season to. try the effect on grass land and also on turnips. I Remain Yours Sincerely, GEO. W. LEADLEY. Styx Apple Company, „ ' ■■ , Christchurch, May 24th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somers, Dear Sir, —I have pleasure in stating that our Orchard has derived marked benefit from the dressing of Mount Somers Lime,' which it received last year. I shall require some more for a fresh plautation which we are making in the course of the winter. Yours faithfully, F. WILDING, Managing Director. Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. MR WRIGHT, g IK) 1 could not get any tiling to grow on my bit of ground,so I was determined to try you lime last winter and I gave it a good dose. I can now grow plenty of vegetables of all kinds. I planted a piece of ground 30ft by 40ft with potatoes and I got 6 bags of round potatoes out of it, and, strange to say there was not a weed of any sort to be seen. I planted another piece of gaound which was not limed with potatoes and they were not worth digging and the ground full of weeds and sorrel, so I recommend your lime highly for growing good crops. Yours truly, ROBERT JONES. Ashburton Racing Club, May 31st, 1890, E. P. WRIGHT, Esq., Dear Sir, —I am directed by my Committee to inform you of the result of the experimental use of your agricultural lime on the grass of the Ashburton Racecourse. A part of the racing track, part of the lawn and saddling paddock,were last season top dressed witli lime at the rale of 2 tons to the acre. The parts so dressed now show a far superior turf to the undressed parts of the course, the sward being far closer and better grown Anyone wishing to sec the effects of liming may see at a glance.on a visit to the course, the great benefit effected, and considering tlisit UlO last season I .isbeen nil against the full benefit being shewn, the result very marked. 0 Yours faithfuliy, G. BISSHIT, Sec. Toi Toi, Longbeach, May 21 lh 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dear Sib, I have been trying to grow potatoes for Ih c last 8 years and I never could get more than 4 to 5 tons to thn acres. Lrst season I was induced to try lime,and have got more than double what 1 lia\ egot in previous years. Yours truly, R. B. LL TSCOMBE. New Zealand Loan and Mertantilo Agency Company, . Christcliurcli, Juno 2nd, 1890. E. P. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somers, Dear Sir, In reply to your enqurics us to the results of the lime used by me at Buccleuch I can safely say that I am quite satisfied that it is one. of the best fertilisers tlmt can be used. The grass land was greatly improved by it. Last year I dressed some land that had been broken up for turnips, unfortunately tlio paddock sufibred severely from the heavy nor-westers, so that I cannot say how it might have acted. lam determined to use it more extensively this year,and hope you will be able to supply me with from GO to 100 Yours faithfully, 11. T. WINTER. Special quotations for large orders. All communications to be addressed to the undersigned, E. F. WRIGHT, MOUNT SOMERS)

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2441, 14 June 1890

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