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POTATO BLIGHT.

(By Telegraph— Q WB Corr-poMmi WELLINQTON, thi, fc, statement is made by Mr - _i* IGovernment Biologist) that tht 'n___ Wujht may be seeu this yea, to •'_»_ b*r ot districts, but the evil Z aU pronounced. The dryneea of ikTJi* • son nduced some growers to tn_T_ Providence rather than in ' pumpa, and they have paid the rwEJ -, Those who planted in areas humidity -was excessive, aad serf___'' : '- v the spraying, lost a portion orikeh crops. The growers are naked over 4_t over again to regard spravlng as a d__ ujauranct policy, gome "act on tC_t •? i ?»- , .^ e #'-:^-i.;.*'.'deif:.^;i l 5 2..-: aaddened. In 1906 a Feildlng f»rms7 - who decided to foUow Mr. Kirk ? « lastw* • tiona thoroughly, sprayed a etmZ thirty acres, and the result waa a vieß of fourteen ton* to the acre In a ateon wlien the blight was prevalent __ ruined many potato fields. At a lS when heedless persons loit moner t_i man cleared between £4,000 s_t £sfm, for he got very high prfaxg fZ the produce, and the total coat of taray. ing was only 5/- to 5/9 per acre fog «_ application. ' yf&~ r '"

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POTATO BLIGHT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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