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TENBY OPINION.

EXPERIMENTS THAT PAY.

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EXPERIMENTS THAT PAY. The grass growing experiments of Mr Ernest Parke, of Kineton, Warwickshire, carried out under the advice of Dr. Dyer, have now reached their eighth year, and the crop recently gathered again shows the remarkable results obtainable by liberal treatment of land which, although pos- sessed of inherent capacity for heavy cropping, has fallen into a condition of poverty through long neglect. Certain portions of two fields on Mr Parke's farm (long remarkable for its poverty when he took it over) continue to be treated as they had been treated for years, namely, mown in the summer and unmanured, except for the natural manuring due to annual autumn grazing. These areas have this year yielded respectively only 14 and 15 cwt. of hay per acre, despite the moistyjeason. In one field the yield has been in- creased to 43 cwt. of hay per acre by the use of 3 cwt. of superphosphate and Ii cwt. of nitrate of soda per acre, and in the other to 46 cwt. by the use of 5 cwt. of basic slag and 11 cwt. of nitrate. The increase-in both cases, about 1J ton of hay per acre—has been produced at an average cost of well under 30s. per acre, or less than £1 a ton for the extra hay, plus, of course, the cost of handling the increased bulk. There are also plots re- ceiving phosphates and nitrate separately, and plots of which potash salts (not much needed ap- parently, on this particular land) are included in the dressings; but the most satisfactory results, taking into account quality of herbage as well as quantity, are those quoted.

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