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■MpE F. Wright ' itVU I" i:' l!' AGP .OULTUBAL LIME Lauriston, May 17th, 1800. MR E. F. \VRKIHT, Dear Sib, —I put iive tons of Limo 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, nnd on this, nn well as the properly limed land, there is a good crop, while on the non-limed there is not a single turnip.—Yours Truly- , . ■-DENNTS McKENDRY. VtUctta, February Bth, 1890. Mil E. F. WRIGHT, Dkae Sir, —In answer to enquiries re, 6 acres limed with 6 tons Lime, I am very well witisfied 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 T«ry mtrked 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. /.,'.. Longbeaeh, March 14th, 1890. ■ MR E. F. WRIGHT, Dkak-Sik, —For two* years now I have 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, . . " Diar Sir,—l nm tery 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 prerious year, when it was potatoes after grass, and the quality much superior —Yours truly, HUGH CULLEN. Wakanui, May 20th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT. Esq., Dear Sir,-—I hay© 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 enrrots, which, m quality, are the best I have grown since coming to the country. I am satisfied that any fanner having a little spare cash= cpuld not find a better investment for it than giving Ms 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 Sowers, May 7th, 1890. MR WRIGHT Sin, —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 apiece of ground 30ft by 40ft with pptatoes 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 enps, Yours truly, ROBERT JONES. Toi Toi, Longbeach, May 24 th 1890. MR E. F» WEIGHT, Deaii Sir, —I have been trying to grow potatoes for the List 8 years ftnd I never could get more than -A, to 5 tons to the acre. Last season I was nduccd to try limtyand have got more than double what I hat c got m previous years. • ■■' ■■■.■■ ■; ■ ■•' \ ■'' ;" Yours truly, R. B. LUSCOMBE. Ashburton Racing Club, May 31«t, 1890, ft F. WRIGHT, -&ty, Deau Sir, —I am directed by my Committee to inform you of the result of the experimental uab of yottr ngrieultttml limoon the grass of the Ashburton Rftcecoiirsei A part of tiift racing track, part of tlie lawn and saddling paddock,were kst season top dressed with lime at the rate of 2 tons to the acre. The parts so dressednow show a far superior turf to the undressed parts of the course, the sward being'far closer and better grown Anyone wjahing to see the effects of liming may see at a glance,on a visit to the course, She great benefit eilected, and considering that the last season h s been all against the full benefit being shewn, tho result is very marked. Yours faithfully, G. BISSETT, Sec. Styx Apple Company, Christchurch, May 24th, 1890. E. F. WRIGHT, Esq., Mount Somere, Djbar Sir, —I have pleasure m stating that our Orchard has derived Harked benefit from the dressing of Mount Somer* Limo, which it received last year. I shall require some more for a fresh plantation which we are making m the course tho winter. Yours faithfully, F. WILDIKG" Managing Director New 2enJUnd Lo'Ui rtncl Mercantile Agency Company, Christchurch, June 2nd, 1890. ft F, WRIGHT, Esq., Mount So-ners, DttAK Silt,—ln 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 on-, of the best fertilisers that can be used. The grass lajnd was greatly improved by it. Last'year I dressed some land that had been broken up for turnips, unfortunately the paddock suffered severely from the heavy nor-westers, so that I cannot say how it might have acted. lam determined to use it more extensively this year,and hope you will be able to supply me M'ith from 60 to 100 tons.—Yours faithfully, 11. T. WINTER. LIME AS A MANURE FOR TURNIPS, TO TUB EDITOR v OTAGO DAILY TIMES. Sin,-—Lime is well-known to the farmer as being beneficial for pr ,*„,. land and for grain crops, but it is not often applied to turnips, and ar re ' suit has been very successful, I have much pleasure m giving f Armers c benefit of the experiment. I have had a strong impression for many years that much o r the lan I tl df Dunedin, and especially m Southland,, would benefit by th c use o f'i: C S°l j we tried it several times on Edendale with satisfactory r , * n '* A ' am T . , , „ . »,• v i,i „ J -esiuts tor crass ami oats, but the price of the lime and the railway carriage made the £ if . %t«7- . Recently, however, both have been W^y reduced M(j {' h atlll too highland last spring we determined to yy c M r a scale han hitherto, the result of which is given -^ tbe fol £ wi extmct the annual report of our Ldendale manager:— _ ° ''Last year we.limed 200 acres at a cost •jf £460 Us fid> £ , 3s 4d, ravage *163 13. lid, carting and r jpreadi 13 3d , rf grass £36 13s dd extra. This aw, ah oufc] but ' £ • magnificent crop of turnips after the bme that the cost, will be repaid twice over this year, and then there is the permanent good the land will derive from the lime. Ten acres m the paddock left unlimed, with the result that we haveno turnips there,although they had exactly the san*>labor, S eedandbone dusfcT Thecropaterthelimeis worth £5 an acre, and 1 we had used no limo it woukfnot have paid the cost of the cultivation, fJ» fi railway cairiage ia still too high on lime, and I hope to see it reduced." I may explain that tho paddock is BifcimMl riea* the Edendale railway station, and was considerably out of order through coucli; aw* other objectionable grasses, and that we thought the best way of clearing ft tvonld be to "rub out the couch grass as well us we could, ami then lime and man-are* the ground well so as to produce a good crop of turnips, Accordiocly the -round waawelJ worked, and 2 tons of lime a»d 3 cwt of bone dust applied ° The turnips were sown partly m ."drill*.and partly broadcast, but 10 ucres-an average of the land-was left unhme& 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 no turnips. I may say, however, that wo h *ye good crops m other paddocks without hroe, but not equal to the limed oc es Next year I intend increasing the quantity of .lime and reducing the bon«.dusi • but if the cost of the lime and the railway carriage were reduced a little further we would use lime still more largely. Very few fanners can afford to expend £2 an acre for manuring their land although they may feel satisfied thp.t it would pay well to do so, and I think the Railway Commissioners might see I their way to carry agricultural lime at a nominal rate, especially us tlie railv r.w has to brin^ so many empty timber trucks back to Southland past Milbun,. Then they should ibear m mind that tJic use of lime increases the crops by 15 to 20 bushels an acre, and the feeding capacity of turnips and grass m s all gr* proportion the bulk of which increase would be carried by the ra Jwa'y ; and "enerally farmers would become more prosperous and bendit the v] !O l<; community. We have only to look at what the Tokomairiro Plain was a. few year* a"oand what it is now by the application of lime. Then it grew sr n-el and Y« akshire fo<*— now it produces excellent crop* of wheat and turnips and grass, a rhicli- fattens mstead of starves the stock,—l am, etc., . „ THOMAS BRYiDONE. Duned it, un« 10 Specia 'quotation? fori.-jr^l oidcr-- All communication to f underjigned 4:(>irN'US()]VIEK^

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