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Mr E. F. Wright AGRICULTURAL LIMB. ■■ ■ o Lauriston, May 17th, 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dear Sic, —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 the Lime 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 s a good crop, while on the non-limed there is not a single turnip.—Yours Tru ly F) DENNIS 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 j a lot of it away shortly after I put it on, and although there is not much I difference m the wheat, the grass, which was sown down at rolling, shows a very marked difference against that which was not limed, both m the growth j and th« thickness, and it is my intention to do some more this autumn. j Tours Truly, JOHN BOYLE. Longbeach, March 14th, 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dear Sir, —For two years now I hare carried on experiments m, liming the land for fruit trees, and I am thoroughly satisfied with the results— j making the trees healthier the fruit larger and keeping the blight m check. | Yours Truly, F. STANDISH. 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 m 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, g * H HUGH CULLEN. Wftkanui,May 20th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., Dear Sir, —I have pleasure m informing you that the most satisfactory results hare 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 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 m the case of potatoes and carrots, which, m quality, are the best I have grown since coming to the country. I am satisfied that any farmer having a little spare cash could no* 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 WRIG Sir,—l uld not get anything to grow on my bit of ground,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, strange 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. 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 m previous years. Yours truly, R. B. LUSCOMBE. 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 acre. The parts so dressed now show a far superior turf to the undressed parts of the course, the swa,rd 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. Yoiars faithfully, G. BISSETT, Sec. Styx Apple Company, Christchurch, May 24th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somers, Dear Sir, —I have pleasure m stating that our Orchard lias derived j 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 m 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., Mom it Somers, Dear Sir, —In reply to ;your enquiries, as to the results of the lime used by me at Buccleuch I can safe ;ly say that I ami 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 be«nbroken up for turnips, unfortunately the paddock suffered severely from tin 3 heavy nor-westers, so that I cannot say how it might have act* id. 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 " OTAGO DAILY TIMES. Sir, —Lime is well-known to the farmer as- '.being beneficial for pasture land and for grain crops, but it is not often applied to turnips, and as the result has been very successful, I have much pleasure m giving farmers the benefit of the experiment. I have had a strong impression for many yes irs that much of the land south of Dunedin, and especially m Southland, would benefit by the use of lime, and we tried it several times on Edendale wit'a satisfactory results for grass and oats, but the price of the lime and the rail way carriage made the use of it prohibitory. Recently, however, both have been considerably reduced, although still too high, and last spring we determi? aed to give liming a trial on a larger scale than hitherto, the result of which sis given m the following extract from the annual report of our Edendale mana: : — " Last year we limed 200 acres at ace >st of £460 14s 6d, Lime cost £221 3s 4d, railage £163 13s lid, carting and spreading £75 13s 3d, clearing couch grass £36 13s 3d extra. This seem s a 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 there is the pen nanent good the land will derive from the lime. Ten acres m the paddock wen 3 left unlimed, with the result that we have no turnips there,althougli they hadexi ictly the same 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 tha cultivation. The railway carriage is still too high on lime, and I hope to se,e it red uced." I may explain that the paddock h situated near the Edenvdale railway station, and was considerably out of ord sr through couch and other objectionable grasses, and that we thought th c beat way of clearing it would be to grub out the couch grass as well as we cow Id, 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 lir ac anil 3 cwt of bone dust applied. The turnips were sown partly m dril Is and 1 partly broadcast, but 10 acres—an average of the land—was left unlim ied. l.'he 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. Ima ,y say, ho^ vever, that we have good crops m other paddocks without lime, but : not equal to the limed ones. Next year I intend increasing the quantity of li me and . rectucing the bone dust; but if the cost of the lime and the railway carriage we re i"educed 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 f eel satisfied that it would p vay well to do so, and I think the Railway Commissio tiers might see their way to carry agricultural lime at a nominal rate, especial] -y as the railway has to bring so many empty timber trucks back to Southland past Milburn. Then they should also bear m mind that the use of lime increase is the crops by 15 to 20 bushels an acre, and the feeding capacity of turnips an. I/grassi/grass m still greater proportion, the bulk of which increase would be carried t y the railway ; and generally farmers would become more prosperous and ben efii the whole community. We have only to look at what the Tokomairiro Plaij awtisa few years ago and what it is now by the application of lime. Then it grew s. sorrel and Yorkshire fognow it produces excellent crops of wheat and tv irnips and grass, which fattens instead of starves the stock.—l am, etc., THOiMAS BRYDONE. Dunedin, June 10 Special quotations for large orders. AH co aimunicatioi is to be addressed to th*l undersigned? E. F. WR IGHT. ■MOUNT SOMERS

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 15 July 1890

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 15 July 1890