Mr E. F. 'Wright AGE LIMB. Lauriston, May 17th, 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dear Sir, —I put five tons of Lime screenings on six acres of grass land after it was ploughed, and I can see to an inch where the Lime was put 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 i« a good crop, while on the non-limed there is not a single turnip.—Yours friily, DENNIS McKENDRY. Valetta, February Bth 1890,^ MR E. E. WRIGHT, Dear Sir,—ln 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 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 and the thickness, and it is my intention to do some more this autumn. Yours Truly, JOHN BOYLE. Longbeach, March 14fth, 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— 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,—l 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, HUGH OULLEN. Wakanui, May 20th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., Dear Sir, —I have pleasure m informing you that the most satisfactory results have 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 hare had a very fair crop ; more especially m the case of potatoes and carrots, which, m quality, are the best I have grown since coTing to the country. 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. I Remain Yours Sincerely, GEO. W. LEADLEY. Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. MR WRIGHT Sir, —I 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 t< say there was not a weed of any sort to be seen. I planted, another piece of ground which was rot 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 24 th 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dear Sir,—l have been trying to ;,tow 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 -ouble what I have got m previous cars. 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 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, olie 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, —I have pleasure m 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 lor a fresh plantation which we are making m the course the winter. Yours faithfully, P. WILDING, Managing Director. New Zealand Loan and. Mercantile Agency Company, Christchurch, June 2nd, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somers, Dear Siu, —In reply to your enquiries as to the results of the lime j used by me at Buccleuch I can saiely say that I am quite satisfied that it is one j of the best fertilisers that can be used. The grass land was greatly improved I by it. Last year I dressed some- land that had been broken up for turnips, unfortunately the paddock sufferer! severely from the heavy nor-westers, so that I cannot say how it might have .^.cted. lam determined to use it more extensively this year,and hope you will be able to supply me Avith from 60 to 100 tons.—Yours faithfully, H. T. WINTER. LIME AS A MANURE FOR TURNIPS. TO THE ED! (TOR " 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 years that much of the land south of Dunedin, and especially m S< rathland, would benefit by the use of lime, and we tried it several times on Edi andale with satisfactory results for grass and oats, but the price of the lime ar id the railway carriage made the use of it prohibitory. Recently, however, both have been considerably reduced, although still high, and last spring we •. determined to give liming a trial on a larger scale han hitherto, the result oJ which is given m the following extract from the annual report of our Eden.ti ale manager :— " Last year we limed 200 a,ci es at a cost of £460 14s 6d. Lime cost £221 3s 4d, railage £163 13s lid, «a rting and spreading £75 13s 3d, clearing couch grass £36 13s 3d extra. This seems 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 the.re is the permanent good the land will derive from the lime. Ten acres m the. pad 1 dock were left unlimedf with the result that avc haveno turnips there,although tb.ey had exactly the same labor, seed and bone dust. The ci.op 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 couch and other objectionable 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 m drills and partly broadcast, but 10 acres—an average of the land—-was left unlimed. The turnips on the drills and broad cast are a splendid ct»op ; but although the 10-acre patch got 3cwt of bones i :ere are almost no turnips. I may say, ho ever, that we have good crops m t her paddocks with out 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 anr'i the railway carriage were reduced a little further we would use lime still raorf } largely. "Very few fanners 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 tl link the Railway Commissioners might see their way to carry agricultural lira'e at a nominal rate, especially as the railway has to bring so many empty timber trucks back to Southland past Milburn. Then the/ should also bear m roj.nd that the use of lime increases the crops by 15 to °0 bushels an acre, and the feeding capacity of turnips and grass m still greater proportion, 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 Tokoinair.iro 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, which fattens instead of starves the stock.—-I am, etc., THOMAS BRYDONE. Duned n, June 10 Specia quotations forlarge orders. All communications to be addressed to th<» undersignedf ;E F. WRIGHT. >IOTJ.NI SOMERS
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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2480, 1 August 1890
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