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MF'STF. WrigKt t AGRICULTtEAL IME. ;o ■; ■"■' ■ , _,' . . , • - . ii , , Lauriston, May 17th, 189 Q. MR E. F. WRIGHT, : Dear Sm,—l put five tons of Lime screenings on six acres of gras , land after it was ploughed, and I can see to an inch where the Lime was' pu i 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,' tihere is a good crop, while on the non-limed! there is not a single turnip.—Yours Truly, DENNIS McKENDRY;. ,! " Vaietta, February Bth 1890-T I MR E. F. WEIGHT, . , r ji Dear Sir, —In answer to; enquiries r£ 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 bn, 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 t growth and the thickness, and it is my intention to do some more this autumn. ■ ■ ■ ■ Yours' Truly, ' '■ ', -! JOHN BOYLE. •: ; Longbeach, March Hth,:iß9o.'. MR E.'F, WRIOHT, ■ ■ „ ._' ,- '„, _' ;.'.," '^\[\ 'J". : . , ; ; 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. \ i Longbeach, May 17th, 1890. [ MR E. F. 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 OULLEN. i , „ ;' Wakanui, May 20th, 1890. ! E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., ( . , ; ' Dear Sir, —I have pleasure in informing you that the most satisfactory results have been obtained frorrf the use of lime supplied by .you, lastJ spring. The lime was applied as a top dressing on land intended for roots atj the rate of 2 tons per acre on\pqtatOes \ and carrots, and one ton on mangold land. The land had been welltillpci' previous to laying on the lime, and' after spreading was well harrowed into the soil. Notwithstanding the fact that the j season was most unfavorable for all root crops, I have had a've^y fair crop j| more especially in the case .of potatoes and, carrots,' which, in quality^ are the! best I have.grown since coming to theicountry. 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. 1 ! . j- >, , > 'r'ff';'-'" I Remain Yours Sincerely," * GEO. W. LEADLEY. Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. MR WRIGHT, „..-! i . ,-..;,' Sir, —I could not get anything to grow onmy bit of ground,so I was determined to try your lime last winter and 1 gave it a^ good dose. I can now grow plenty of vegetables of all kinds.. I planted a piece of g1 *01??^ by 40ft with potatoes and I got 6 bags of round potatoes out, and, strangeto 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 sorreli so I recommend your, lime highly for growing good crops. ... Yours truly, ROBERT JONES; < Toi Toi, Longbeach,.^May 24th:/1890. t }. MR jfi. 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, LCJSCOMBE. Ashburton 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, part of the lawn and saddling paddock,were last season top dressed with lime at the rate of 2 tons to the aero. The part§s so dressed now shoiw a far superior turf to the undressed parts of the course, the sward being fa,r closer and better grown Anyone wishing to see the effects of liming may :see at a glance,on a visit to the course, che great benefit effected, and considering that the. last season h s been all against the full benefit being shewn, the result is very marked. Yo'urra faithfully, '; . G. BISSETT, Sec. ■! Stryx Apple Company, Christchurch, May 24th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., JMount Somers,. : : . . ■ Dear Sir, —I have pleasure in stating that out 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 and Mercantile Agency Company, : 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 tha-t 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, unfortunately the paddock suffered severely from, the heavy nor-westers; so that I cannot say how it might*ha\e acted. lam determiriedto,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 FORV.TURNIPS.', ; ; :. . J -TO THE EDITOR " OTAGO BAIL X TIMES. : „ „ u> . ,:j Sir, —Lime is well-known, to the farmer; as being beneficial, for pasture land and for grain:crops, but it is.not often fapplit?d to turnips,- and as the result has been very successful, I have :much pleasure 'in'giving farmers the benefit of the experiment. . , -,;.'•' "" :" '''".:! r ~V I have had a strong impression for many years that inub'h 6f. the land of Dunedin, and especially in Southland j would benefit' by ,'thfl! use of lime, ,aijd. we tried it several times on Edendale with satisfactory results for grassland oats, but the price of the lime and the railway carriakge 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 tKe following, extract ,frqm ; the annual report of our Edendale manager:— , . ( . , ; " Last year we limed 200 acres at a cost of £460 14s 6d. Limet post £231 j 3s 4d, railage £163 13s lid, carting and spreading £75 13s 3dj clearing couch , grass £36 13s 3d extra. This, seems a heavy outlay, but ]there is sueh r a magnificent crop of turnips after the'lime thafc the cost.will t 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 unHmed, with the result that we haveno turnips there,although they had exactly <the same labor; seed andborie dust; The crop after the lime is worth £5 an acre, and if we had used ho 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, couch and other, objection-, able grasses, and that we thought "the best way of clearing it"woujd be to grub out the coach grass as well as we could, and th«en linie and manure, the ( ground well so as to produce a good crop of turnips, Accordingly the ground was well I '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 splendidCerop ; but although the 10-acre patch got 3cwt of bones there are almost no turnips. I may say, however, that we have good rcrops iri j other paddocks without lime, 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 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 that it would pay well : to do so, and I think the Railway Commissioner^ n light see their way, to carry agricultural lime at a nominal rate, especially as "the railway has to bring so many empty timber tracks back to Southland past IMilburn. 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 railw.ay ; 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 y.sars 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 tho stock.—l am, etc., THOMAS BHYDONE. . Dunedin, June 10^ ... Special quotations for large orders. All communications to be addressed to the undersigned, E. F. WRIGHT, :mounT) somers

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