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fertiliser RATION


An increase in the phosphatic fertiliser ration for general topdressing from 28 per cent to 42 per cent of former requirements is announced by the Auckland Fertiliser Merchant Distributors' Association. It will be recalled that the original cut was to 40 per cent and then to 28 per cent, so that the new ration (for the year ending June, 1946) represents an increase of 50 per cent.

Farmers who successfully appealed on previous occasions against their ration are included in the new allotment, so need not again appeal, advises the association. However, this season there will not be the lcW t per cow allocation that was added to last season's ration. As usual supplies will be distributed by die merchant vendor holding the farmer's topdressing form or nominated in a previous successful appeal Farmers have until August 31 next I 0 notify their merchant whether they prefer "straight" superphosphate or serpentine superphosphate and the choice depends on supplies at time of delivery. If serpentine is supplied it will be at the rate of 2?cwt to 20cwt of "straight" superphosphate. appeals from farmers are to be restricted as follow: — (1) Those farmers who consider they 'are penalised by basing their ration on [wo vears ending May 31, 1941. This applies only to farmers who have not previously appealed. (2) Those farmers who can produce documentary evidence to the effect that they have brought in out of virgin country during the last ration period areas which have been .sown down to new grass.

These appeals must be made by completing and returning the necessary form to the nearest Primary production Council not later than August 15, 1945. Returned servicemen may appeal at any time.

Manufacturers report they will be unable to commence deliveries for the new period, except for potato, wheat and market garden crops, until delivery of orders for last season are completed, which will not be until about the end of August. The cropping ration will be similar to that last year.

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INCREASE MADE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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INCREASE MADE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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