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In connection with the Mayfield School gardens, in the winter of 1917, an addition was made, a jiloit of new ground being taken in comprising an area of 342 square "yards. In. the same year 13 varieties of potatoes were planted, and yielded a total of 8001 bs.! In the autumn, after the potatoes were dug, the ground was sown in. oats, and in the'spring these oats were dug in for green manuring. This same piece of ground in the spring of 1918 was again planted with 12 varieties of potatoes in [ 12 rows, each row being planted Avit'h 25 sets. The following are the names and the weight in lbs. produced in each vow :—Prince Edward 100, Commonwealth 69, Breeze's Prolific 94, Snowdrop 80, Star of New Zealand 71, Early i Puritan 53, Mayfield Prolific 02, Beauty of Baymont 84, Up-to-Oates 75, Dakato Reds S5 3 Scotia Reds 80, Ellosmere Blues 65. Rate in tons per acre, the Prince Edward gave 27; also being 41bs per plant. At the Government Experimental Farm, Weraroa, 3.41b5. is deemed a good yield per j plant. The whole plot gave a yield of ■ 17.9 tons per acre. i

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MAYFIELD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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MAYFIELD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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