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LIME FOR TURNIPS.

TO THE EDITOR. Sib, —I would like to call the attention of your farming readers to the value of lime for turnip-growing. This cannot be done better than by giving the testimony of Mr Thomas Brydone, Manager of the New Zealand and Australian Land Company, This gentleman, m a letter to the "Southland Press," says:—l have no desire to detract from the value of bonedust for turnips, and use it largely, but it fails oft hard lands m dry seasons the, same as lime will probably do, Ido not pretend to recommend, the use of lime fop all kinds of soij, but simply give the result of it on Edendale, where the soil is a medium loam, almost destitute of that constituent. As to whether lime impoverishes the soil or not m course of years I Avould not say, but I know that some English grass which we }inied about nine years ago carries twenty per cent more stock $ia.n the same land unlimed, and the grass is richer ; and further, we find that limed land produces about fifteen bushels an acre more oats after having been on the land four or live years, and after that yield the grays following still shows the lime to advantage." I am, etc., One who has vszv it.

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LIME FOR TURNIPS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890

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LIME FOR TURNIPS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2465, 12 July 1890

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