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- ; ttmp E.-gryyytg^.T^>'< a y y .'..:■•• ■ Lauriston, May'l7th, 1890J 'MR.E.F: WRIGHT, . . a Dear Sib, —I put five tons of Lime screenings,on six acres ot gras land after it was ploughed, and I can see to an inch where the.Lime was; pu on, and at the time the Lime was being spread the wind blew, the nnejdust over the adjoining land, and on this, as Veil as the properly hmed land, there is a good crop, while on the non-li)med there is not a single tu, rns^l^ ours Trll i v . : DENNIS McKENDRY.j 7> .. 1( Valetta,.Februar y ;Bth,Jß9O3 ' ' MR. E. F. WRIGHT, ... „ .'i. , nn(t Dear Sir,—ln answer to enquiries re 6 acres limed wrtth b 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 ,aot 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 growttt arid the thickness, and it is my intention to do, some more this autunxn. ; x Yours, Truly,,, , {; , , • : JOHN BO*yXE.: Longbeach, March 14th, 1890.1 MB E. F. WRICHT, ; . Dear Sir,—For two years nowl 1 have carried on expeuitnents in liming the land for fruit trees, and' I am thoroughly satisfied with the resultsmaking the trees healthier the fruit larger and keeping the blight m check. Yours Truly F- STANT>IS±i. Yours iruiy, I^ngbeach, May 17th, 1890., MR E. F. WRIGHT, t ■ \ ' ; l '. \ Dear Sir,—l am very satisfied with the. resultJ of the Lime on the ground I had in potatoes. The crop was much better this year,'whim it was potatoes after potatoes, than it was the previous when it was potatoes after grass, and the,quality much superior.—Yours,truly, a^**™ : , .HUGH v!UiiliJ3*JN. Wakanui, May 20th, 1890. ; E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., ' '' '" *• * Dear Sir,—l have pleasure in informing you that the most satisfactory results have been obtained from the use of lime supplied: :by jrou last spring. The lime was applied as a top dressing on land intended for roots at the rate of 2 tons per acre on potatoes and carrots/ aid one r 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 most unfavorable for all root crops, I have had a very fair crop; more especially in the case of potatoes and carrots, which, in quality, 1 are the best I have grown since coming to! the country. I am satisfied that any fanner 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. , , • lißeinain Yours Sincerely, GEO, W. LESLEY. . 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 plantation which we are making in the course of the winter* /. ° Yours faithfully, F. WILDING, Managing Director. Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. MR WRIGHT, . „ " . Sir,—l could not get anything to grow on my bit or ground,so 1 was determined to try your lime last winter and I gave it a good dose. I v***™ grow plenty of vegetables of all kinds. I planted a piece of ground 30tt 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 ot "round 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. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Dear Sir,—l am directed by my Committee to inform you ot tne result of the experimental use of your agricultural lime on the grass of the Ashburton Racecourse. A part of the rating track, part of the lawn and saddling paddock,were last season top dressed with lime at the rate 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 see the effects of liming may see at a glance,on a visit to the course, the great benefit effected, and considering that the last season h s been all against the full benefit being shewn, the result is very marked. b Yours faithfully, . -„ G. BISSETT, Sec. Toi Toi, Longbeach, May 24 th 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, . Dear Sir,—l have been trying to grow potatoes for the last S years and I never could get more than 4 to 5 tons to the acre. Last season I was induced to try lime,and have got more than double what I ha™ got in previous vears> Yours truly, R. B. LUSCOMBE. New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Christchurch, June 2nd, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somers, Dear Sik,—ln reply to your enquiries as 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 that can be usect. The grass land was greatly improved by it Last year I dressed some land that had been broken up for turnips, unfortunately the paddock suffered severely from the heavy nor-westers, so that 1 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 **£«gto 10° tons—Yours faithfully, . H. T. WINTER. LIME AS A MANtRE FOR TURNIPS. TO THE EDITOR " OTAGO DAILY TIMES. Sir —Lime is well-known to the farmer as being beneficial for pasture land and for grain crops, but it is not often applied to turnips, and as the result has been very successful, I have much pleasure in giving farmers the benefit of the experiment. > I have had a strong impression for many years thaUnuch of the land south of Dunedin, and especially in Southland, would benefit by the use of lime, and we tried it several times on Edendale with satisfactory results for grass and oats, but the price of the lime and the railway carriage made the use of it prohibitory Recently, however, both have been considerably reduced, although still too high, and last, spring we determined to give liming a trial on a larger scale than hitherto, the result of which is given in the following extract from the annual report of our Edendale manager :— ; «S year we limed 200 acres at a cost of £460 14s-6d. Lime cost £221 3s 4d railage £163 13s lid, carting and spreading £75 13s 3d, clearing couch «rass £36°13s 3d' extra. This seems a .heavy outlay, but there is such a ma^ificent crop of turnips after the lime that the cost will be repaid twice Tefthis year, and.then there is the permanent good the and will derive from ?he lime. Ten acres in the paddock were left unlimed with the result that we haveno turnips there,although they had exactly the same labor, seedandbone dust TrcropaTteVthelimeis worth £5 an acre, and if we had used no lime it would not have paid the cost of the cultivation. The railway carnage is still too hiffh on lime, and I hope to see it reduced.' I may explain that the paddock'is situated'near the'Edendale'railway station Ld was considerably out of order through couch and other objectionable «, and that we thought the best way of would be to grub out the couch grass as well as we could, and then lime and manure, the ™ound well so as to produce a good crop of turnips, . the ground was wV worked, and 2 tons of lime atad 3 cwt of bone dust applied. ; . The Jumps wire sown partly in drills and partly broadcast, but 10 acres-an average of the land-was left unlimed. ■ The turnips on :the drills and broadclSe a splendid crop; but although the 10-acre patch got ; 3cwtof bones We are almost no turnip*. I may say, however that we have good crops in other paddocks without lime, but not equal to the limed .ones. *«* 7"* J intend increasing the quantity of lime and reducing the bone dust; but if the cost o the lime and the railway carriage were reduced a little further we would cost; oi wio i arwe lv Very few farmers. can afford to .expend £2 an acre te marring S Lnfa'lthoughVey may feel satisfied that /would pay well to do so and I think the Railway Commissioners might see their Wav to carry agricultural lime at a nominal rate, especially as the railway lias tobrmg so mC empty timber trucks back to Southland r n*t Milhnm they^hould 3SWin mind that the use of lime increase-, il,,> ,-^| ■> by 15,-tq 20 bushels an acre and the feeding capacity of turnips and grass in still greater proportion, the bulk of which increase would be carried by the railway; and generally farmers would become more prosperous and benefit the whole community. We have only to look at what the Tokomairiro Plain was a few years ago and what it is now by the application of lime. Then it grew sorrel and Yorkshire fognow it produces excellent crgps of wheat and turnips and grass, which fattens instead of starves the stock-lam, etc., THOMAg BRYDON R Punedin, June 10 } Special quotations for large orders. , All communications to be addressed to the undersigned, E. F,'.■WRIGHT,, '.MOUNT SOMERSV

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