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- Mr E.]F. Wright AGEIGFETUEAL LIMB. ■> ' , Lauriston, May 17th, 1890. ! MR E F. WRIGHT ; Dbar Sir,—l put five tons of Lime screenings on ,six acres of grasj land after it was ploughed, and I can .see to an inch where the Lime "was puj oh, ami at the time the Lime was being spread the wind blew the fine dust over the adjoining-land, and on this, 4s well as the properly limed land, there is a good crop, while on the non-limed there is not a single turnip.—Yours Tru ly * DENNIS McKENDRY. ! J% \ Valetta, February ,Bth 1890 i MR E. F. WRIGHT, \ : . : Dear Sir, —In answer to enquiries re 6 acres limed with b tons Lime,l am,very well.satisfied .with result. In spite.of heavy winds, which ble>£ a/lot of it away shortly afterl put it;on, ain^ .although .there ;is not /much difference in the wheat, the grass, whic^was'^ sown }< down at irolling, 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 sdm*} mdre,this autumn.,, i \ ; ; ' '. Yours .Truly, ■„<•■ > '"■."" ,"•:. 'JOHN BOYLE. , - . , Longbeach,March 14th, 1890. ! MR E. k WRICHT, " ,; . '.] Dear Sir, —For two years no^. I have carried on experiments v liming the land for fruit trees, and I am thoroughly, satisfied with the results-4 making the trees healthier the fruit larger and keeping the blightjtt check. ' ] Ynur^Trulv F: STANDISH. , Yours l-ruly, Longb^ch, 1 May 17th, 1890., j MR E. F. WRIGHT, •■ < ' " i 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 potatoesafter grass, andthe quality much superior.—Yours truly,.. ' . ' HUGH CULLEN. "< Wakanui, May 20th, 1890... \ E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., : \ ;• Dear Sir, —I have pleasure in, informing you. that the most satisfac-i tory 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 for. 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 omthe 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, 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. Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. MR, WRIGHT, • ■■"'.'•..'■ ■•-■• gi R) :—I could not get anything to grow on inyi bit- of aground, so I was determined to try your 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, stnynge to say there was not a weed of any sort to be seen. I planted another piece of ground 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. 1 • Toi Toi, Longbeach, May 24th .1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dear Sir,—l have been trying to grow potatoes for the last 8 years and I never could get more than 4 to 5 tons to the acre. Last season I was nduced to try lime,and have got more than'double what I ha-vegot in previous years. „ . Yours truly, .' R. B. LUSCOMBE. ', Ashburton Racing Club, May 31st, 1890, E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., ■ . Dear Sir,—l 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 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, ohe great benefit effected, and considering that the last season h s been all against the fulH>enent being shewn, the result is very marked. Yours faithfully, , G. BISSETT, Sec. 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 oourse of the winter. ; , Yours faithfully, F. WILDING, ' Managing. Director. New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, ■ -J Christchurch, June 2nd, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somers, Dear Sir, —In 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 used. The grass land was greatly improved by it. Last year I dressed some land that had been broken up for turnips, un-; fortunately, the paddock suffered 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 60 to 100 tons -Yours, faithfully, . '■' . H. T. WINTER. LIME AS A MANURE FOR TURNIPS. TO THE EDITOR v OTA^O DAILY TIMES.' S IRj Lime is well-known' to' the farmer as being beneficial for p^sure ; land and for grain crbps^but it is not often applied to turnips, knd as the'result has been very -successful, ,% iiav.e;much pleasure in giving farmers the benefit of the experiment. „■ > ; v , < , , f I have had a strong impression for, many years t^at much of the land south, of Dunedin, and especially in Southland, would t>enefit by, the use of lime, and we tried it several times on Edendale with satisfactory r results for grass and oats, but the price of the limeand the railway carriage- made the use of it prohibitory. Recently, however,^ both have been considerably reduced,'"although still too highland last spring wfe determined'to gjye liming a trial on a iarger scale than hitherto, the result pi which is given m'the following extract from the annual report of bur Ederidalje maWger:— „. > , ,;,:,'-. " Last year we limed 200 qicre's at a 1 cost of '£460,14s 6id. Lime,. cost £221 3s 4d, railage j>1.63 13s lid, carting fwad spreading £75 13s 3d, clearing couch grass £36 13s. 3d extra. This seems, ia .heavy outlay, but there is such a magnificent crop of turnips after the lime that the cost will be Repaid twice over this year, and then thereis the permanent good the land will derive from the lime. Ten acres in the paddock were left unlimed, with the result that we haveno turnips there,although theyhadexactly the same labor,seed,andbone dust.' The crop after the lime is worth £5 an acre,'and if., we .had. used no lime it would not have paid the cost of the ( cultivation. The railway carriage is still too high on lime, and I hope to see it reduced." , I may explain, that the paddock is situated near the Edendale railway station, and was considerably ,ou,t of order through' couch and other objectionable grasses, and that we thought the best way of, clearing it would be to grub out the couch grass as well as we' could, and ; then- lime and manure the ground well so as to produce,a good crop of turnips, Accordingly the ground was well worked, and 2 tons of lime and ' 3 cwt of bone dust applied. The turnips Avere sown partly; in drills and partly broadcast, but 10 acres—an average of the land—was left-unlimed. The turnips on the drills and broadcast are a splendid: crop ; but although the 10-acre patch got 3cwt of bones there are almost no turnips; I may say, however, that we have good crops in other paddocks without Jime,: • but not equal to the limed ones. Next year I intend increasing the quantity of. lime and reducing the bone dust; but if the cost of the lime anil the railway carriage were reduced a little further we would use lime still more largely. Very few farmers can afford to expend £2 an acre for manuring their land although tjijey, may feel satisfied that it would pay well to do so, and 1 think 'the' Railway tppmissioners might see their way to carry agricultural lime at, a nominal rate, especially as the railway has to\ bring so many empty timber trucks, bapk to; Sputhland past Milburn. Then they should also bear in, mind that,the use of lime; increases the crops by 15 to 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 jPlain 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 crops of wheat and turnips and' grass, which fattens instead of starves the stock.—l am, etc., ' ' , • , „ THOMAS BRYDONE. Dunedin, June 10] , ; ' Special quotations for large orders. All to be addressed to the undersigned, E. F. WRIGHT, ■ • ' • :mount somers ;

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