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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1915
SPORTS! SPORTS! The Third Grand Annual Sports Meeting Held under the Auspices of the Advance Guard of Leeton Lodge, G.U.O.O.P., on LEETON RECREATION RESERVE. Easter Monday, 5th April, 1915. £50. PRIZE MONET. £50 (Registered under N.S.WL Athletic i League.) GRAND BALL AT NIGHT. CABLE AND PUHO, Joint Secretaries, Leeton. WHY BUY VEGETABLES ? Call for, a packet of Choice Seeds and grow your own ! JACK STEWART, Leeton BURKE BROS. PLUMBERS, GRIFFITH. Wish to notify Settlers that they are com mencing business at Farm No. 113, Mir rool, where they will undertake plumbing in all its branches. Tanks, Troughs, Baths, Tubular Gates made to order at shortest notice and Bed rock Prices. Agents for Alston Windmills and Lang will Bros. & Davies' Challenge Windmills. Farm Pump Engines. CASH OR EASY TERMS. All orders promptly attended to. Workmanship Guaranteed. CONTRACTORS. Tenders are invited to deliver the fol lowing at R. L. Black's Farm, No. 18. Tenders close April 10th: 1000 Pine Posts...
MAIZE EXPERIMENT WORK. Failure of "Corn Planter." [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 March 1915
MAIZE EXPERIMENT WORK. Failure of ''Corn Planter." In a recent issue of the "Irrigation Re- cord" reference was made to the fact that the "Corn Planter" seed which had been planted on department's experiment plots this year had failed to germinate. Questions have been asked by more than one settler as to the reason for this fail- ure. Mr. McDairmid reports that the trouble was over treatment with naphtha- line, which is a substance very similar in composition to ordinary moth balls. Ap- parently its action destroys the germinat- ing power of the grain, although when used in small quantities it is beneficial. It should therefore be used with extreme care-very little indeed in some cases is sufficient to protect grain from attack by insect pests. For this reason it is per- haps as well to issue a warning in regard to its use. Mr. McDiarmid also states that a certain amount of his experimental seed has been lost owing to damage done by fumigation with carbon bisulphide. As the merchant...
NUT GRASS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
NUT GRASS. Happily nut grass has so far not created any particular trouble on the Irrigation Areas; in fact, there is no duly authenti cated information as to its actual appear ance, although rumors are current' that it has been seen in one or two isolated cases. On the Hunter River it is one of the greatest pests known, it spreads very rapidly, and is extremely difficult to eradicate. It is very dangerous in a field; of young lucerne, and often it chokes out; the young plants before they really get a start. Once lucerne is established the nut grass does not appear to do a great deal of harm, but with other crops, such as vegetables and small growing plants generally, it is a great nuisance. , The thick tufts of bright, dark-green, narrow leaves have such a characteristic appearance that once seen, nut grass is easily remembered. A report has emanated from Forest .Hill, Queensland, to the effect that an insect has made' its appearance there which ap parently confines its attention t...
WHAT TO GROW RIGHT NOW FOR PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
WHAT TO GROW RIGHT NOW FOR PIGS. The present month should be an ex tremely busy one on all irrigation farms. Every effort should be made to have as much land- as possible under crop, before the close of the watering season. For pig feed, present crops would be confined to barley, sowflT alone; barley, sown in conjunction with field peas or vetches; rape, .sown in sections by itself;, silver beet can also be recommended, sow" in drills in the same way as turnips. Silver beet is a crop not well known to the Areas settlers, but has been grown with excellent results by a settler at Stoney Point, and gives a splendid yield of fod der right throughout the winter, and will continue to bear succulent feed during the summer months. The summer months are the period during which a settler should endeavor to grow a surplus of feed in the way of pumpkins, corn, . lucerne hay, and artichokes for the pur pose of feeding his pigs during the winter months, and supplement these reserves of summer fee...
METEOROLOGICAL DATA. Leeton Readings at 9 a.m, for Fortnight ended March 25, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
METEOROLOGICAL DATA. Leeton Readings at 9 a.m, for Fortnight ended March 25, 1915. Barometer Humidity Maximum Temp. Minimum Temp. Wind Direction .. Wind Force (Scale 0 to 12) Cloud (Scale 0 to 10) Rainfall I2th, Fri. 29 638 30 1001 73.0 WN.W 6 0 13th, Sat. 29.444 22 88.6 78.2 W. 2 7 14th, Sun. 29.632 51 82.3 61.7 W. 1 15th, Mon. 29.652 20 82,1 600 W 0 .6 !6th, Tue. 29 712 54 : 78.2 52,4 WS.W 2 0 17th, Wed. 29.854 .24 80.7 51.7 N; 2 0 18th, Thur. 29-936 42 .84.2 64.3 N.E. 2 2 Barometer Humidity - Maximum Temp. Minimum Temp. Wind Direction ... Wind Force (Scale 0 to 12) Cloud (Scale 0 to 10) Rainfall ... 19th. Fri. 29-782 38 83.2 63 0 N'-W. 4 9 ' 0th. Sat. 29.680 44 70.9 55 8 S.W. 4 0 21st. Sun. 29.772 36 76.7 49.4 SE. 1 2 22nd, Mon. 29-864 43 79.7 56.2 E. 4 0 23rd, Tue. 29.818 43 85.3 60.2 N.W. 3 5 24th. Wed. 29.820 33 92.8 65.6 N.E. 1 25th, Thur. 29.744 27 97 4 72.1 N.W. 2 0 *A few drops of rain fell.
Yanco Experiment Farm THE EDUCATIONAL SIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
Yanco Experiment Farm THE EDUCATIONAL SIDE. Inquiries are often made by settlers and others for information regarding the educational work of the Yanco Experi ment Farm. It is hoped the following notes will be found useful: The Course of Instruction, &c.-This extends over a period of two years, and students to be eligible for admission must be, over,.the age of 16 years and under 21. Applications for admission are made to the Department of Agriculture, Sydney, at any time, and students are admitted to vacancies according to priority of applica tion. Admission is only granted in Jan uary and July. Needless to say, students must produce satisfactory evidence as to health and character before admission. The Fees>-In the case of bona-fide re sidents of New South Wales the fees are £15 per annum for the first year, and £10 for the second, payable in advance. In the case of students from any other place than New South Wales the fee is £25 for each year. The only charges outside...
Dairying. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
Dairying. NOTES B7 H. R. ALEXANDER. . Settlers taking up land on the Murrum bidgee Irrigation Areas have hitherto had ;the privilege of agisting their live stock on non-irrigable land adjacent to the irri gated country at the small charge of 3d. per week per head. This cheap agistment h-e'ped many small block-holders to enter into dairying operations, as they were able to carry all but their actual milking cows on this agistment country. During the present season this dry area land is of little or no value to the settler, on account of the drought conditions pre vailing. This means settlers have to maintain on fodder grown on their irri gable blocks all dry cattle, heifers, &c., as well as milkers, and it naturally follows that a man must apply himself vigorously to the growing of fodder. Where Profits are Made. : The loss of this agistment country has in itself tended to reduce Area dairying operations, but further inducements have been held out to settlers in the high pric...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
Don't Wait for the Travelling Chaff Cutter and Bagger HAVE YOUR OWN-THIS IS THE PLANT-NOT COSTLY YET GOOD. This Cutter is especially adapted for Chaffing Lucerne. THE FEDERAL DROP STAMPER, BAGGER, & GUTTER. With Dumper, Badger or Elevator, and Double Hand Bagger. Mounted .or unmounted on transport. This machine cuts a good commercial sample, and does not crush the chaff. Power, 4 b-hmouth, 9iin. "Your chaffcutting bill would pay for this machine. . THE "ALL REDDT'' PETROL ENGINE To be seen working pn -Farm 9. AGENT FOR : T. Robinson & Co., Spotswood, Mel bourne, Manufacturers of all Farm Imple ments and Machinery. Diabolo Separator Co. Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Society, Ltd., House Furniture, Hay. Stacks, etc. Orders taken for: Planet Jr. Cultivators, and C. A. Nobelius' Fruit Trees. 'N- 'te: Two Planet Jr. Cultivators (new) in stock, less 15 perJcent. Stock Sizes : 2} B.H.P. Stationary 99 or Mounted. 51 UAiVVV«> All particulars from R. I^, LANG, Farm 12, Y...
PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
PIGS. Many settlers seem to have no idea as to the size of pig required at a bacon factory. @n the North Coast, from 1101b. to 1401b. dressed weight is con sidered first-class bacon quality. Under this w-eight much would depend on the actual fatness of the pig whether it was accepted or not at a bacon factory. It must be distinctly understood that small light pigs are of no value for bacon making purposes. Pigs weighing over 1401b. would be classed as second quality* and would be paid for at a lower price per lb. than pigs of the weights above quoted as first-class, according to the prices ruling on the" bacon market. On the North Coast the difference between first and second class quality pigs for bacon amounts to about Id. per lb.
YANCO FOOTBALL CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
YANCO FOOTBALL CLUB. At a well-attended meeting of local foot ball enthusiasts held on March 19, it was unanimously decided to re-form the Yanco Rugby Union Football Club. Judging by the interest evinced at the meeting the club seems assured of a suc cessful season. The membership fee is only 2/6 per annum, and the club's offi cials would like to have as many mem bers, players or non-players, as possible. It can be easily understood that the for mation of a strong club will have a bene ficial effect in sporting and also sociaf life in the district. The secretary (Mr. Gal vin) will be only too pleased to receive a-o-oli rations from settlers in the surround ing districts.
A Little about the Areas. AND WHY DAIRYING SHOULD SUCCEED THERE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
A Little about the Areas. AND WHY DAIRYING SHOULD SUCCEED THERE. By F. J. Madden, Dairy Inspector, Dept. Public Health, N.S.W. [It might be mentioned that Mr. Mad den bases his article on experience gain ed by him during an official sojourn on the Areas extending over a period of eight weeks. His information is there fore first hand, and in view of his experi ence as a dairy inspector, should, we think, carry great weight r.mongst dairy farmers, both on the Irrigation Areas or elsewhere.-Editor.] To see the Areas is to appreciate them, and to those who may be interested in the development of their country, or who would embrace an opportunity of further ing their agricultural education by acquir ing the knowledge that farming under irri gation will afford them, or, again, and un doubtedly above all, those desirous of settling upon the land, I would unhesi tatingly, and with every confidence, re commend the trip. It is a trip full of interest and education, one that will amply repay a...
SCHOOLS OF THE AREAS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
SCHOOLS OF THE AREAS. Teachers' Association.-The annual meeting of the Narandera-Leeton Teach ers' Association was held at Narandera on Saturday, 27th: March. Seventeen teachers, including representatives from all the Areas' schools, were present. The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted:-President, Mr. A. Hunt (Nar andera) ; vice-presidents, Messrs. J. Dick son (Leeton) and R. Culey (Yanco); sec retary and treasurer, Mr. K. Finch (Nar andera). The visiting teachers were en tertained by the head master and staff of the Narandera Public School. The next monthly meeting was fixed for 17th April at the Public School, Yanco. Examination Results.-Among the suc cessful Q.C. candidates published in the last issue of the "Record" should have been included the name of Jesse Glass, Public School, Leeton . (scholarship). Leeton Agricultural Show.-Quite a number of entrants competed in the "Essay Competition" for the prizes kindly don ated by Messrs. George Gray & Co. and ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
Diabolo Cream Separators. HIGHEST GRADE-LOWEST PRICE. Self-Balancing Bowl. Perfect Skimming. PRICES: No. 0-15 Gallons per hour No. 1-27 Easy to Turn. Easy to Clean. No. 2-50 No 3-82 No. 4-115 Stands £1 ?io .. .. £4 10 0 .. .. £7 7 0 .. £13 0 0 .. £22 10 0 . ..£30 0 0 Q extra. Cash Any size fitted with Power Attachment at small cost. Larger Sizes quoted oh application. Easy Terms Given! ONE MONTH'S FREE TRIAL! THE DURABLE DIABOLO! A Large Stock of All Sizes and full range of Spare Parts in Store. All particulars from R. R. LANG, Farm 12, Yanco, SOLE AGENT FOR THE AREAS. Home Beauty at Small Cost. Nothing ;an equal the exquisite beauty of a Wunderlich Metal C&iling. It is amply decorative-hygienic-germ proof-fireproof-and lasts as long as the house stands. Our Illustrated Catalog Free!. If you write your name below, cut it out and post to us we will send you our handsome illustrated caitalog free. It illustrates and describes the installation bf Underlieh Metal Ceilings. erliu...
THE L. A. B. WADE MEMORIAL FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
THE L. A. B. WADE MEMORIAL FUND. The first meeting of the committee ap pointed at the public meeting held at Lee ton recently to take in hand the matter of having a suitable monument erected in Leeton in memory of the late Commis sioner, Mr. L. A. B. Wade, was held at Messrs. Geo. Grey & Co.'s, Leeton, on the evening of the 22nd March. Mr. A. Ross-Reid was elected president, and Mr. J. S. Oag hon. secretary. It was de cided that each member of the committee should be provided with a subscription list authorising him to collect subscrip tions in aid of the project, and, as sub stantial support has already been promis ed, the committee feels confident that suf ficient funds will be raised to permit of a monument worthy of the movement being erected. Following are the names of the committee:-Messrs. A. Ross-Reid (pre sident), George Grey, F. W. Breadman, J. S. Oag, W. McEachern, S. M. Alex ander, F. D. Inman, E. J. Pollcinghorne, T. Hogan, D. P. Taylor, J.P The secretary will b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
For an Improved Farm AH Areas, SIGHT GEO. GREY & Co., On the Hill, at LEETON. ATso for information as to the Cost of" Establishing an Irrigable Farm. NO CHARGE. NO FEES. f rnpv Rf PA Auctioneers, Valuators, Agricultural & Dairying ¥ aa^h \lKEf I QC vVtj Engineers, Machinery & General Commission Agents, Ivll# CLARK BROS. GENERAL MERCHANTS Groceries Drapery Boots jery Crockery Fancy Goods "The Busiest Store in Leeton. . » SPORTING REQUISITES Golf Sticks & Accessories Cricket Material, &c., &c. GEORGE H. DIXON & SON Timber Merchants and Builders Leeton and Narandera FOR ALL CLASSES OF BUILDING MATERIALS. ESTIMATES PREPARED FOR ALL CLASSES OF WORK. WE CARRY FULL STOCKS OF ALL CLASSES OF TIMBER, IRON, . PAINTS, TANKS, JOINERY, &c. Agents for HARDIE'S FIBRO-CEMENT GUI HEN & KEATING E Auctioneers, etc LEETON Baltic AGEfCTS Separator Co. Clyde Farm Waggons. Mitchell Farm Implements. Mercantile Mutual Insurance Co. MAX M...
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor. Sir,--Kindly permit, me space in your valuable paper to utter another and much needed warning to a few deluded settlers who contemplate sowing that greatest, of all curses, " Paspalum Dilitatum." Al though paspalum has been declared a noxious weed,, some of the settlers still say they intend to sow it. As this subject has already been fairly well threshed out, I need not go over the same ground again, but my chief point is this, that if you f sow paspalum you reduce the carrying capacity of the land by naif. The grow ing season for paspalum is the same as Japanese millet. But millet is far superior to paspalum as a food for dairy cattle. If land is sown with paspalum it must remain idle for six months of the year, as you cannot plough it up to sow other crops. Some of the pro-paspalumites say that paspalum is easily killed by keeping the water off it. Now, I would like to ask such "gentlemen" if they have ever tried to kill paspalum by not irrigating i...
The Fruit Industry And the Market Question [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
The Fruit Industry; And the Market Question The year's work on the Irrigation Areas in practically all the branches of agri culture followed by settlers may be sum med up in the words, ''Steady but sufe de velopment." In the case of theT fruit growing industry this is particularly ap parent. At this time last year the area under fruit was approximately 700 acres-decid uous fruit 500 acres, vines 100 acres, citrus fruits 100 acres. That area has been more than doubled, for during last season the actual area planted out with horticul tural stock amounted to not less than 1200 acres, made up as follows: 7 Stone fruits 800 acres " Vines .. .. .... .. .. 200 acres Citrus fruits .'. 200 sttfes So far, therefore, the area of the orchards and vineyards already planted in connec tion with the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme reaches the fine total of approxi mately 2000 acres. This for practica1ly three years' development cannot be reck oried as anything but eminently satisfac tory, and shows ...
APPLICATIONS FOR FARMS. Progress for Quarter Ended January, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 April 1915
APPLICATIONS FOR FARMS. Progress for Quarter Ended January, 1915. For the three months ending with Janu ary last, i24 applications were received for farms and 84 were granted. This in cludes both irrigation farms and permis sive occupancies. Thirty-six applications were refused, a number of the applications being conflicting; the balance the Com missioner refused as he considered the applicants had not .sufficient cap:tal. The average capital of the successful appli cants is £670. The applicants may be classed into four main groups-(1) Farmers from all parts of Australia, who have been carrying on wheat or mixed farming, and whose re turns for the last season were practically nil on account of the severity of the drought. (2) Trrigationists from Victoria who complained, that on account of the drought the irrigation water has practic ally failed. (3) Orchardists from the coast who report that their crops were ruined by too much moisture; and (4) Englishmen of a very good class with a...