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Mr E F. Wright _________ AGE LIME. —' OLauriston, May 17th, 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, . . Dear Sir,—l put Hve tons of Lime screenings on six acres of grass land after it was ploughed, and I can see to an inch whore 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 is a good crop, whi.e on the non-lnaed there Jf Valetta, February Bth, 1890. MR E. F. WRIGHT, . . Dear Sir,—ln answer to enquiries re 6 acres limed with 6 tons Lime. I am very well satisfied with result. In spite of heavy winds, which blew a 7ot 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 ao d the thickness, and it is my intention to do some more this autumn. Yours Truly, JOHN BOYLE. Longbeach, March 14th, 1890. MR E. F.WRIGHT, . , . . Dear Sir, For two years now I have earned 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 blighton check. Yours Truly F- STAISDISH. y * 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. C/ULLJkN. Wakanui, May 20th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., ■ Dear Sir,—l 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 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 not find a better investment for it than giving his paddock A dressing with lime. I intend this season to try the effect <fa grass land arid also on turnips. I Remain Yours Sincerely, GEO. W. LEADLEY. Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. MR WRIGHT 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 an d sorrel, so I recommend your lime highly for growing .good crops. Yours truly, ROBERT JONES. Toi Toi, Longbeach, May 24th 1890. MR E. *. WRIGHT, * , , o 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 try lime,and have got more than double what I ha^egot m previous x ours truly, R. B. LUSCOMBE. Ashburton Racing Club, May 31st, 1890, E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., , . Dear Sir,—l am directed fey 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 for 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. 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 for a.fresh plantation which we are maleing m the course >. the winter. # ° Yours faithfully, F. WILDING! Managing Director Hew Zeciland Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Christchurch, June 2nd, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somers, Dear Sir,—ln reply to yoirr 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, 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, unfortunaAely the paddock sulfered severely from the heavy ncfr-westers, so that I cannot say how it might have acted. lam determined to use it more extensively tihis 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 " OTA.GO 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 mu.ch pleasure m giving farmers the benefit of the experiment. I have had a strong impression for many yt'tars that much ot the land south of Dunedin, and especially m Southland, woul d benefit 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 carriage 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 han hitherto, the result of which is given m the following extract from the annual report of our Edendale manager :— " Last year we limed 20Q 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 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 there is the permanent good the lalnd will derive from the lime. Ten acres m the paddock were left unlimed, with the result that we haveno turnips there,aH;hough they had exactly the same labor, soed 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 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 Avas well worked, and 2 tons pf lime and 3 cwt of bone dust applied. The turnips were sown partly m drills a:nd partly broadcast, but 10 acres—an average of the land—was left unlimed. The turnips on the drills and broad cast are a splendid crop j but although the 10-acre patch got 3cwt of bones there are almost no turnips. I may say, however, that we have good crops m other paddocks without lime, but not eqi ial 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 w»ere reduced a little further we would use lime still more largely. Very few faiixsers can afford to expend £2 an acre for manuring their land although they may ieel satisfied that it would pay well to do so, and I think the Railway CommiHsioriers might see their way to carry agricultural lime at a nominal rate, especially as the railway has to bring so many empty timber trucks back to Southland past Milburn. Then they should a i bear m mind that the use of lime inensasas the crops by 15 to 20 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 beneiit the whole community. We have only to look at what the Tokomairiro ]?lain ivas a few years 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 starve the stock.-I am, etc., BRyDONR Duned *, uno 10 Specia quotations forlargeforolersj All (jommunications to f undersized £. F. WRIGHT. ><miNl tiOMEES

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2530, 29 September 1890

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