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„,., Mr E F. Wright AGRICULTURAL LIME. Lauriston, May 17th, 1890. MR E" put five tons of Lime screenings on six acres of grass land after it^ ptghed'and I - see to an inch^herethe J™«jg Trulv > Valetta, February Bth, 1890. MR E' FI) E Tii ßSm^in answer to enquiries re 6 acres limed with 6 tons Lime I am very with result In spite of heavy winds, which blew a lot of iTaway shortly after I put it on, and although there is not much Si£l?Sr2ewh^ the grass' winch was -^ <^^^££ very marked difference against that which was not limedboth the growth and the thickness, and it is my intention to do some more this autumn. Yours lruiy, JOHN BOYLE. Longbeacb, March Hth, 1890. MR E> DF E Ay ßiß^Fortwo years now I have carried on experiments m liming the land for'fruit trees, and I am thoroughly satisfiedl with the, resetsmaking the trees healthier the fruit larger and keeping the b^^ k' Yours Truly, Longbeach, May 17th, 189o! MR E. F. WRIGHT, . fi .... T . „ Deab» 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 fotatoes after poLtoes, than it was the previous year when it was potatoes after grass, and the quality much superior.-Yours tngv^ OIJLLEN 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 snrine 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 y best I have grown since coming to the country. I am satisfied that any farmer having a little spare cash could .not find a better investment tot it than giving hkpaddocka dressing with lime. I intend this season tot,/ the effect on grass land and also on turnips. b I Remain Yours Sincerely, GEO. W. L^ADLEY. Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. MR WRIGHT ... . . T a 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 oOft by 40ft with potatoes and I got 6 bags of round potatoes out of it, and strange to say there was not a weed o? 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. s 6e Yours truly, ROBERT JONES. Tor Toi, Longbeach, May 24th 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dear Sir,—l 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 4 li^and have got more than double what I havegot m previous yearß' Yours truly, R. B. LUSCOMBE. Ashburton Racing Club, May 31st, 1890, E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., „ „,,•« **v Dear Sir,—l am directed hy 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 tfishin* to see the effects of liming may see at a glance,on a visit to the course -he "reat benefit effected, and considering that the last season h s been all gainst 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, p 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 for a fresh plantation which we are making m the course the winter. Yours faithfully, F. WILDING FTVioJ&*J] 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 that I am quite satisfied that it is one nf the belt fertilisers that can be used. The grass land was greatly improved tt some land that had beenbroken up for turnips unfortunately the paddock suffered severely from the heavy nor-westers, so that I tons.—Yours faithfully, 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 reS has been very successful, I have much pleasure m giving farmers the "TLVe itraTongimpression for many years that much of the land south of Dtnedii andtpecially m Southland, would beneßt by the use of lime, and we tried it several times on Edendale with satisfactory results for grass and oats but the price of the lime and the railway carnage made the use of it prchib lory. Recently, however, both have been considerably reduced, although S too high, and last spring we determined to give liming a trial on a larger scalehan hitherto, the result of which is given m the following extract from the annual report of our Edendale manager :- « 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 couch arass £36 13s 3d extra. This seems a heavy outlay, but there is such a mZificent crop of turnips after the lime that the cost will be repaid twice Tef tWs year, and then there is the permanent good the land will derive from the lime Ten acres m the paddock were left untamed with the result that we havenTturnips there,although they hadexactiy the same labor, seed and bone dust Thecrorafterthelimeis worth £5 an acre, and if we had used no lime it would not have paid the cost of the cultivation. The railway carnage is still too hi^'h 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 objectionlie Masses, Ind 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 "round well so as to produce a good crop of turnips, Accordingly the ground was welf worked, and 2 tons of lime and 3 cwt of bone dust applied. The turnS wlrsown partly m drills and partly broadcast but 10 acres-an turnips were {f t unlimed# The turnips on the drills and broad ndTd cro^T S although the 10-acre patch got 3cwt of bones S^a^ostnotu^ i^^^t^TcST ■S&TO use lime still more largey. J^*™* ™J^ satisfied that it * would pay well myht.ee their wayVcarry to do so, ana x urni* ' cia ]j v aS the railway has to bring so agricultural toe at »«- Then they s h°ould many empty fa. m°f. J™". im eincreases the crops by 15 to 20 bushels alß° TaSlTetadta gcapSy o«sand grass inWgrea^Foportion, ™;1- SSSS^MrbSSd .U a»* S— *"* «— instead of starves the stock.—l am, etc., THOMAS BRYDONE. Duned n.; une 10 fepecia quotation forlarge orders. All communications to th* undersigned^ E, F. WRIGHT. '.MOUNT SOMERS

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890

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