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A&RIOULTTOAI/'-liiß* 5 j '■' ■ —O • ; • Lauriston, May 17th, 1890. j MR E. F. WRIGHT, ■„•".,'',, • " : ; ; . Dear;Sir,—-I put five tons of lime screenings on six acres of gras land after it was ploughed,-and I can see to an inch, where thelame was.pu; on, and at the time the Lime was being spread the wind' blew the fine dust over the adjoining land, and on 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, i DENNIS McKENDRY.:, : Valetta, February Bth , 1890,, i MR E. F. WRIGHT, [ „, ■ . . i» ' Dear Sir,—ln answer to enquiries re, 6 acres limed with,6 tons Lime,! 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 rolljng; 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. F. WRIGHT, ' : '■••■. ••'"-•'<■■ >•• • ll!-- ';••> ■ t'; ' m Dear Sir, —For two years now I^ have carried on experiments »in liming the land for fruit trees| and I am thoroughly satisfied yith the'results^making the trees healthier the fruit^arger and keeping the blight in check. ! Yours Truly, . , , , , ,F. STANDISH. ! i Lohgbeachi May 17th, 1890. < 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 '. potatoes after grass, and the quality much superior.—Yours,truly* ■•„ ; ; ' HUGH CULLEN. "'','.. ,w i Wakanui 1 -May2oth,.:lß9o. i

E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., ..] •• "-f •■"•"'' !-'•«■"-' '" H-i^.h.i --•■ j ". Dear; Sib,—l haye pleasure in informing you that the mostsatisfac? Tory results have been obtained froni ihe use of'lime supplied by''you list spring. The lime - was applied as a top dressing on land intended for roots jat' the rate of 2 tons per acre on potatoes and carrots, and one ton on mangold land. The land had been well tilled previous and after spreading was well harrowed into the soil. Notwithstanding,the!factithat the season was most unfavorable for all root crops, I hay had a very fair crop; more especially, in'the case of potatoes.and carrots, 1 which, in quality,' are* Jtpe best I have grown since coming to the country. I am satisfied that any farmjer having a little spare cash, could not find a better investment; for it than, \ giving his paddock a dressing with lime., jl intend this seasonr-to try the effect on' grass land and also on turnips. ,1 j I Remain Yours Sincerely/ \ r | GEO. W. LEADLEY. 1 • . i: . Mount SdmervMay 7th;< 1890. 'f . -, MR "WRIGHT, ; : ... ..i .-.,.■.. j ,v, .r ,■■ m >...:>■ -■*, , Sir,tt-I could not get anything to grow on my bit of ground,so I,^? determined to try your lime last winter and I gaveilt.a good .dose, .lean nofw 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 |o say there was not a weed of^any sort to be seen. I planted another piece 6f ground whicn was not limed with potatoes and they were not worth diggiijg and the ground full of weeds and sorrel,* so I recommend your lime highly' for growing good crops. • , , * „ ■ / : Yours truly, , , , , ; , , ; ROBERT JONES: < Toi Toi, Longbeach, May ?4th <1890. , MR E. F. WRIGHT, „. i : • Dear Sir,—l have been trying, to gtow potatoes for the last r % B\yeays and I never could get more than 4 t to J 5 tons'to the acre. MLast seasonal was nduced to try lime,and have got more than double what I have got in previous years. ' . , ! 's •'':'% ''■ / •'-■'' '! \ ( * ! Yours truly, ) • 1 R. B. LUSCOMBE. < 1 Ashburton Racing Club, ; >. I \ . ' May 31st,. 1890, : j E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., ' ' [ . ' ,•■.>•.,. , Dear Sir, —I am directed by my Committee to inform you of tWe "result of the experimental use of, your agricultural lime on the grass of, this Ashburton Racecourse. "A part,of the racing track, part of the lawn andsaddling paddock, were last season top .dressed with lime at the rate of 2, tons tf the acre. The parts so dressed now show, a far superior turf to the undressec parts of the course, the sward being far closer and better grown AnyonSi i wishing to see the effects of liming may-see at a glance,on a visit to the course 1 ohe great benefit effected, and considering, that the last season' h s been al against the full benefit being shewn, the result is v v ery marked. „..'•- | Yours faithfully, „ | " : G. -.BISSETT, 1, Sep. ; 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 makf ing in the course of the winter. ' ' ■„. , ../■'•. , ■,? ,>-■•' ; j Yours faithfully, , ' ' ,' i F. WILDING, Managing Director, j New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Christchurch, Junet 2nd, 1890. | E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somers, ■ •• : < '•: -■ , j 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 ojiej 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 faithfuUy, „=''.. ".,/''. Hr.T'.WINTERi ' ; LIME AS A MANURE FOR TURNIPS.^ j ' ' ■ ■ " r ! •,'•■>! , ->{ \ :>(U t!f ii,'l'"' * i!l '■ ' '' ' 1 TO THE EDITOR " OTAGO DAILY TIMES. >; '■ : i 1

Slßj Lime is well-known to the former as being beneficial: for .pasture land and for.grain crops, but it is not often applied to turnips, and as thejre-i suit has been very successful, I haye much; pleasurel'invgiving ifariners the: benefit of the experiment. , ; "".'"l'^r'" ■''" "tiJ,:.'<'; "!l ino; il AI have had a strong impression for many years, that much of the land soath of Dunedin, and especially in Southland, would benefit by Jthe usd o£liihe;<ind we tried it several times on Edendale.with satisfactory; results) for (grass md oats, but the price of the lime and the -railway carriage.'made the useof'it {inhibitory. 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 thai} hitherto, the result of which is given in the following extract from the annual report of our Edendale manager :— < . f. ■ " Last 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 ccjuch grass £36 13s 3d extra. This seems a heavy outlay,'but i 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 derive from the lime. Ten acres in the paddock were left unlimed, -with*'the result thab we haveno turnips there,although they had exactly the same laboriseedandbone 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." . t I may explain that the paddock is situated near the Edehdale'railway j station, and was considerably out of order through couch and other objectionable grasses, and that we thought the best way of clearing it would be 1 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,lU Accbrdingly the gnurid 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, 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 pones there are almost no turnips. , I may say, however, 1 that we have gofcd cwps in other paddocks without lime, but not equal to the limed ones. .Next jear I intend increasing the quantity of lime and reducing the bone dust; butjif the cost of the li me and 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 they may feel satisfied tha^it would/pay well to do so, and I think the Railway Commissioners might see, their way to carry agricultural lime at a nominal rate, especially as the railway lias to"bring so many empty timber trucks back to Southland past Milburn., f Then theyshould also bear in roind 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 propbirtiqn, 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 feyr 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, .which fattens instead of starves the stock.—l am, etc,, - ; THOMASvBRYBONE. i Dunedin, June 10 '.',".,■■>/ '!.'■■>••;.. Special quotations for large orders. All communicatiqnr ik> be addressed to the undersigned, (< n: i>v ; y- ■-■■ ':'..■. " 'c. f. .wright;;' ::j;;;.; :i

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 5, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2453, 28 June 1890

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