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Mr E>F.Wright " 7 AGEIGULTiIIR^L LIME. Lauriston, May 17th, 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, • ... ■ ■ ■ Dear Sir,—l,put five tons of Lime screenings on six acres of gras land after it -was ploughed, aridil can see to>an inch where the lime yas pu on, and at the time the Lime was bfeing spread the wind blew the fine dust over the adjoining land, and on this,'as well as the properly limed land, there is a ffood crop, while on the non-limed there is not a single turnip.—Yours Trul y *'■-.'• DEtfNIS McKENDRY. , ; , ; Valetta, February Bth 1890 • MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dear Sir, —In answer to enquiries 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 1 some more this Autumn. \ ' < •■-, ": ... !; ■'■■■ ■'■' : 'Yours Truly,'"' '' ' ; i ":"■',■ ; , . JOHISf BOYLE, j 1 ■•' „. , '.",> "'"!, r i'.. .? Longbeach,' March Hth, 1890. j MR E.F. WRIGHT, ■..,-.'«''. ; . ' "'.';'" "; 7..'. - ■■:; . ' j Dear Sir,—For two years I now I have carried; on experiments ,ip liming th'eland for fruit; trees,, and I am thoroughly satisfied, with the results-r making the trees healthier ths fruit larger and keeping the blight ja,Sjj«*T i Yours Truly ° , / F. STA]^DISH. ■ •< ■ ' ,' 1 Longbeach, May 17th, 1890. , MR E. F. WRIGHT, '/ ' i r . Dear Sir,—l am very satisfied with the result of the Lime on the aground 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, 'xr ' ( Wakanui, May 20th, 1890. ; E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., , .M! . .'. , j Dear Sir,—l have pleasure; in. informing you that the most satisfacstory results have been obtained from the ,nse of dime supplied by • you last spring. The lime was applied as a tdp dressing on land intended for roots at the rate of 2 tons per acre on potatoes: andfcrrots, 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 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 tl^an 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. j .Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. MR WRIGHT, . :...,-.. : Sir,—l could not get anything to gr6w on my bit of ground,so I was determined to try your lime last winter and I gave'it a good dose. Icanr now grow plenty of vegetables of all kinds.; I planted a piece of ground 30ft by. 40ft with potatoes and.l got 6 bags of round potatoes put of it, and, strange to say, there was not a weed of any sortitb 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. ,'-''" > ' ; i <• ' , ■ Yours truly, ROBERT JONES. Toi Toi, Longbeach, May 24th 1890. ; MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dear Sir, —I 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 have got in previous years. ■ ' Yours truly, R. B. LITSCOMBE. Ashfeurton Racing Club, May 31st, 1890, E. F. 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, l 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, . ;he great benefit effected, and considering that the last season h s been all against the full benefit 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,—l 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. New Zealand Loan arid Mercantile Agency Company, ', ' . Chmtchurch, June 2nd,' 1890' , E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount.Somers,, , f ,',.". ■. 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 used. The grass land was 'greatly improved by it. Last year I dressed some land that had I been broken up' for turnips, unfortunately the paddock suffered severely from the heavy nor-we'stersj so that I cannot say how it might .have acted. lam determined to use' it^inofe extensively this year,and hope you will be able t<S supply me; with .from 60 to 100 tons.—Yours faithfully, '// i; : ,'";! ,: , •H..T. WINTER. LIME AS A MANURE FOR TURNIPS. TO THE EDITOR f'OTAQO.iDAILY iTIMES. ' Sir, —Lime is well-known to the farmer' as being beneficial for pasture land and for grain.crops, but it isnto often applied to turnips,' arid' v&£ the result has been very successful, I "have much pleasure,' in giving fanners the benefit of the experiment.' ' '• ' ( ■■> .3 i. • j ■ ' f ■ - ■I have had a strong impression, for many, years that muph, of the; land south of Dunediri;' and e&pecially 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 cairriage 'made thd'.iise of it pivyhibitory. Recently, however, both have'been (jonsiderablyreiiuced, although still too high, and last spring we determined to g'jiyfe liming- a 1 trial on a larger scale than hitherto, the result of -which is; givenVin'the following extract from tlie annual report of our Edendale manager :—p ... •■ 1 " Last year we limed 200 acres at a cost of £460 14s 6d. Lime cost £221 3s 4d, railage £163 13s lid, carting and spreadimg £75 133 3d, clearing couch grass £36 13s 3d extra. This seems, a hea-vy 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 there is the permanent good the land will derivefrom the lime. Ten acres in the paddock \yere left vmlimed, with the result that we haveno turnips there,although they had exactly tJie samo labor, seed and bone 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 out of order through coucli and other objection*abje 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 were sown partly in drills and partly broadcast, 1 but .10 acres—an average of the land—was left unlimed. The turnips on th c 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 h.iave good crops in other paddocks without lime, but not equal to the limed om «. Next year I intend increasing the quantity of lime ; and reducing the bone t ; but if the cost of the,lime and the railway, carriage were reduced a little i intn?r we would use lime still more largely. Very few farmers can afford to exj wend £2 an acre for manuring their land although they mayifeel satisfied that it would pay well to do so, and I think the Railway Commissioners might see' th'eii" way to carry agricultural lime at a nominal rate, especially as the railway has to bring so, many empty timber trucks back to Southland past Milburn. The jn ±hey should also bear in mind that the use of.lime increases the crops by 115 to 20 bushels an acre, arid the feeding capacity of turnips and grass in still grea' fcer proportion, the; bulk of which increase would be carriecl by the railway; and. generally farmers would become more prosperous and benefit the whole con imunity. We have only to look at what the Tokbmairiro Plain was a few years ago and what it is now by the application of lime: Then it grew sorrel'and Yorkshire fog— now it produces excellent crops of wheat and turnips and grass, wlhich fattens instead of starves the stock.—l am, etc., i • . THOMAS BBYL ; Dunedin, June 10 ; , , . , Special quotations for large orders. All communicfttions to lw add ressed to the undersigned, ., . . ; E. F. WRIGHT, „. . ........ . „., MOUNT SOMiEKiS I

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2451, 26 June 1890