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Mr E F- WriaHt _ ! AGRICULTURAL LIME. Lauriston, May 17th, 1890. MR E' F DM RSM^i put five tons of Lime greenings on six acres of grass hnd after it to ploughed?™! I can see to an inch where the Lime was put v a good crop, while on the non-linud there " DENNIg cICEN i R y. Truly» Valetta, February Bth, 1890. MR X answer to enquiries re 6 a.res limed with 6 tons Lime, I am very well satisfied with result. In spite, of heavy winds, which blew alot of it away shortly after I put it on, and although there ,s not much difference m the wheat, the grass, which was sewn down strolling, shows a very marked difference 'against that which was not limed, both m the growth and the thickness, and it is my intention to autulnnru y oHN BoyLE Longbeaeh, March 14th, 1890. MR VbaTSSWo years now I have carried on experiments m liming the land for fruit trees, and I am thoroughly satisfied with the rejjltamaking the trees healthier the fruit larger and keeping .the **^^g«f" Yours Truly, Longbeach, May 17th, 1890*. MR E^AS™L,erys a .isned wSAti* «-jlt of the Lime on the ground I had m potatoes. The etop was much better this fear, when it was potatoes after potatoes, than it was the previous year when it was potatoes after gnu, and the quality much superior —Yours tng^ CULLEN Wakanui, May 20th, 1890. * T f iTf vf ts't tory results hare been obtained from the use of spring. The lime « applied as a top dressing on land intended for roots: at the rL of 2 tons per aero on potatoes and carrots, .^™X™JTs£ 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 Lon w°as most unfavorable for all root crops, I have had .^ very i an-crop more especially m the case of potatoes and carrots, winch, m quality, are the best I have grown since coming to the country. I am satisfied that any farmer having a little spare cash oould not find a better investment for it his paddock a dreeing m-ith lime. I intend this season to try the effect on grass land and al?,c> on turnips. I Brmain Yours Sincerely, i remain geo .^ LEA]DLEY Mount Somers, May 7th, 1890. MX S5 H 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 vegetable« of all kinds. I planted a piece of S^^Oft by 40ft with prtatoes'and I" got 6 bags of round potatoes out of it, c to say there was not a wee dof any sort to be seen. I planted another piece of glmc wllhwinoUiined with potatoes and they were not worh digging and the ground full.of we ,eds and sorrel, so I recommend your lime highly for growing good crops. You* truly, ROBERT JONES. Tol Toi, Longbeach, May 24 th 1890. MR iLn Z^l W been trying to grow potatoes for the last 8 years and I never could get raore than i to 5 tons to the acre. Last season I wat nduced to try lime%d have got more than double what I have got m previous yearß' Yours truly, R. B. LUSCOMBE. Ashburton Racing Club, May 31st, 1890, E" %w?Btt?-i by my Committee to inform you of the result of the experimental use at your agricultural ]m*.^ the grass oithe Ashburton Racecourse. A P art of the racing track, part of the lawn and saddling paddock,were last season top dressed witli lime at the acre. The parts so dressed now show a far superior turf to the ™di«sed 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 «>e course, she 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, Cbristcaurch, May 24th, 1890. E V WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somers. . bnAH Sin -V have pleasure m stating that our Orchard has derived marked benefit from I*e dressing of Mount Some* lame, "*?** ™»™£ last year. I shall reqirire some more for aft esh plantation which we are making m the coun* the winter. faithfully, F. WILDINGI Managing Director New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Christ church, June 2nd, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq,, Mount Somers, Sirv-in replj to your enquiries as to the results of the lime v*ed by me at BrJeuch I & n safely say that I am quite satisfied that it is one of the best fertilisers that can be used. The grass land™, greatly improved by it. Last yer* I dressed so me land that had been broken up for turnips, unfortunately the paddock suffe red severely from the heavy nor-westers, so that I cannot say hoY Ft might have, acted. lam determined to «se it more extensively this year,a:acl hope you will be able to ,supply ™^£?ss£ 10° tons. —Youra. faiihfully, * LIME AS A. MANURE FOR TURNIPS TO THR JJDITOR " OTAGO DAILY TIMES. Sir—Lime is W ell-knor«m to the farmer as being beneficial for pasture land and for grain crops, bufc it is not often applied to turnips, and as the result has bee! 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 Southland, wouMbeneutby the use of lime and we tried it several times on Edendale with satisfactory results for grass and oats, but the price, of the Mm, j and the railway carnage made the use of it prohibitory Recently, howevei •, both have been considerably reduced, although still too high, an d last spring we determined to .give liming a trial on a larger Iscalehan hitherto the risult of which is given m the following extract from the annual report of our Edei idale manager •'" „ - « Last year\re limed 200 acres at a cost of £460 14* 6d. Lime cost £221 3s 4d, railage £163 13s lid, carting and spreading £io 13s 3d .clearing couch -rass £36 13s 3d extra. This seems a heavy outlay, but there is such a magnificent crop of turnii* after the lluie that th« cost will be repaid twice over this year, and then th ere 1* the permanent good the lane will derive from the lime. Ten acres m the padct ock were left unhmed with the result that we haveno turnips there, although the^hadexactly the «ame labor, seed and bone dust The crop after the lime » -worth £5 an acre, and if we had used no lime it would not have paid the cost of the cultivation. The railway cainage 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 thotvgl it the best way of dewing it would be to grub out the couch grass as well ox we could, and then lime and manure the ground well so as to produce a; ? crop of turnips, Accordingly the ground was well worked, and % tons oflime and 3 cwt of bone dust applied. The turnips were sown partly m drills and partly broadest, but 10 a^res-an average of the land- was left i inlimed. The turnips on the drills and broad cast are a splendid Crop ; but although the 10-acre patch got 3cwt of bones there are almost nc, turnips; I may say, however, that wo have good crops m other paddocks without lime, but not equal to the W ones. Next year I intend increasing the quantity of lime and reducing thebonedus t, if the cost of the lime "and the railway carnage were reduced a little furtl^r we would use lime still n lO re largely. Very fewfarmerscaal afiorf^expend £2San acre for manuring ♦ j ie ir land although they may feel satished that it would pay well to do so and ' T th ink the Railwa ,y Commissioners might see their way to carry l^^^af a^Lal : rite, especially as tiie raflway ha. to bring bo many empt y Sber trucks back to Southland part Milburn » l«o^ ;• y ■ a +v,.»+ fhf> use olclime increases the crops by 15 to 20 bushels the bulk of wMchfaS^ Vouilbe carried by the railway; and generally the bulk of ay hich mci t*b whde community< W e re™ Plain was a few ~» ago what niye oi jy to looK ax, w and Yorkshire fog— noX i';;S S£«T^! wheat and turnips and g^, which fcttens inste ad of starves the stock.—l am, etc., THOMAS BRYDONE. Tjunedit, un« 10 __ f ; Specia quotations forlar^rdersj All communications to f undersigned £. F. WRIGHT. •»;OTJNI SOMERS

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890

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