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LUCERNE ON GRAVEL.

j B. C. Aston, F.1.C., Chemist to the j Department. t The photos here shown were . taken on the Flaxbourne River, ' Marlboough, and show the possi- • bilities of river gravels as a field ' for growing- lucerne. A farmer , sowing the adjacent arable lands ', with lucerne took his team down ' across the gravel bed of the river to give his horses a drink, \ neglecting to throw the meehan- , ism controlling the seed distribution out of gear. The result was that a double width of lucerne was sown on the gravel bed of the river, which, the season being favourable, germinated and there is now, a good stand of! lucerne, up to a man's thigh. Another farmer \vi\a not slow to profit by _ this object, lesson, and has reclaimed several acres of river gravel lower down the river, This is a discovery which might mean many thousands of pounds to the country if proved, applicable to other .similar areas. In this river there are numbers of white limestone pebbles, but it is probably worth trying elsewhere. In Canterbury alone alone there are thousands of acres <>f river beds which might be brought in in this way, given a. good, start and a few years suitable for growth. It is doubtful if any flood would then kill out the lucerne, That'a a nasty eougb! Lot "NAJJOL" taoSdo it. A low dropa taken on lamp sugar W»n eooD relieve you. "NA5500" is the etm eat oold reliever in Mow Zealand. Sixty doses tor 1/6

THERE IS ONLY ONE. SANDER EXTR&or, and that, ig why the people insist on getting it, and why they rejeot the many inferior substitutes and the oheflp and frequently harmful "Just as Roods." The GENUINE SANDER EX. TRACT is free fiom the objectionable qualitiea of the common eucalyptus oila and the 80-ealled "extracts," SANDER'S EXTRACT is the most powerful antiseptic and he ilia? remedy that caa bused with safety; it prevents and ouree all infectious diseases —influenaa, oolda, fevers, smallpox, diphtheria, flatulence, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, dysentery, and kidney troubles. SANDER'S EXTRACT, applied to ulcers, burns, sprains outs, inflamed and itching skin, gives instant relief and cures permanently. Three drop sin a teaspoonful of cod liver oil ia a Bpeoitio in all ohronlo lung affections. Rheumatism, neuralgia, _ and toothache are quickly dispelled by it. Reliability, effectiveness, and safety are the great attributes of SANDER'S EXTRACT.

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LUCERNE ON GRAVEL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3527, 14 March 1916

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LUCERNE ON GRAVEL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3527, 14 March 1916

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