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THE IRISH CONSPIRACY. | .

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THE LIBRARY OF CARDIFF CASTLE.

CORRESPONDENCE.

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CuKRENT AGRICULTURAL TOPICS.

FARMERS AND RENTS.

THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN FARMING.

THE " LITTLE HLÅai Cow." T

NITROGEN IN ARABLE LAND.

POTATO MANURE.

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POTATO MANURE. The following extract is taken from the Irish Agricultural Almanack, edited by Professor Bddwin, of Dublin, so well known in connection with Irish agriculture, and with the management of the model farm at Glasnevin :—It is singular that while this crop occupies so large a feature in the agricultural industry of this country, very little attention has been paid by Irish farmers to the manures best suited to its growth. It has been found that potash enters very largely into the composition of its ash constituents. It is, therefore, reasonable to expect that potash should form a component part of any special manure applied to the potato. We have repeatedly made experiments in the growth of this crop, and invariably found potash useful. On ordinary land in which potatoes have been exten- sively grown, potash, or a manure rich in potash, produces a very striking effect the first time it in applied. If any further experiencas were required to confirm this view, it would be found in the fact that sea-weed, which contains a large quantity of potash, is an excellent manure for potatoes. It is used extensively for this crapalana t.h» sntiiv sea* board of Ireland. And not only is the crop preMf ac- tive there, but it has been freer from disease than in inland districts in which other manures have been used. Five hundredweights of bone super- phosphate of lime, five hundredweights of genuine Lcopoldshall kainit, and one-and-a-half hundred- weight of nitrate of soda, per acre, make a good artificial mixture for the potato crop.

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