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Malting Barley. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 April 1913

Malting Barley. SETTLERS are turning attention to the production of malting barley. This should be a good paying crop, the market being assured. It is understood that the brewing companies are guaranteeing a good price for the grain. Barley yields on an average many more bushels per acre than wheat, and always brings a better price. In many of the semi-arid districts it is more risky- to grow than wheat, on account of the likeli hood of dry spells. On the irrigation areas there is no risk from drought, and the usually fine spring weather when the crop is harvested should permit of the best samples being garnered. The ground should be properly pre pared. This being well done, barley is an easy crop to raise. It grows quickly, and matures early, and requires but half the water for irrigation usually given to oats, and considerably less than wheat. Irrigation is imperative when the grain is filling and during early ripening period. Barley prefers an open, warm soil, tending to clay rat...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Among the Settlers. I. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 April 1913

Among the Settlers. I. ALTHOUGH settlers have been operating 011 their holding's under a year, on an average, there are many cases where dis tinctive progress has been made. The initial difficulties of clearing, breaking up the new land, grading, ditching, etc., have been met with creditable energy by a number of farmers. The work of these settlers is advantageous to the irrigation community. It should be an incentive to others who are endeavouring to grasp the necessities of a system of agriculture, perhaps entirely new to them. It is the intention to n6te the progress of settlers from time to time in the Irrigation Record. While no invidious comparisons are to be made, a spirit of emulation may be infused among them by letting each know of the methods pursued by his con freres in production. MR. R. SIMPSON Near the Yanco railway station is the holding of Mr. R. Simpson. The area held by Mr. Simpson comprises 208 acres, 200 acres being irrigable. Mr. Simpson previously purchased 50...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 April 1913

*5'^^oUeOcUcWoUoUi3JcOalJcUdjdjcOoUrt.lrt.:ol. eUoba oLiW^^ /.} . IW I NOTES. | <.» ? t9 m ? ? , iw. *- -> »-. r . cy=> k- »->c ^r%>; s-cv: V. c >->cj^; ^ i \ *-»t >» WtttttftttttttWttffttlttS ;LAST autumn was very clry in the J&iverina, and those farmers having to depend on dry farming* methods were delayed in getting in their crops until June. The experience at the Yanco Ex periment Parm, where irrigation was practicable, should be interesting this year to farmers on the irrigation areas. Mr. Chomley, the manager of the Experi ment Farm, in a report tells of the re sults with hay crops. The land was irri gated before being ploughed. It was then very hard, and the disc harrow would not make much impression. The land irrigated badly. The water would not soak well in, as the surface could not be broken, owing to the need of suitable implements.. Irrigation was continued from 9th to 15th of April. m * * When the land was ploughed as soon .as it ...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
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Advisory Board. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

Advisory Board. A MEETING of the Advisory -. Board was held at the Commissioner's: Office, Lee ton, on April 22nd, the manager, Mr. J. B. Broatch, presiding. The following' members were present: Messrs. J. Noonan, A. F. Monk, Dr. Smith, W. J. Adams, J. B. Ferguson, A; Gornitzka, T. H. Hogan, Jas. Best, W. ? Nulty, G. M. ISTeilsen, W. J. Williams, and J. Dunn, Mr. (Jhomley (Miinai-er. Yaneo Experiment Farm), and Messrs; Fackender (Dairy Instructor), Me Eachern (Chief Instructor), Leppien (Engineer for Water Supply), Johnson (Agistment Officer), Youll (Manager's" Secretary), Chaplin (Secretary to' the Advisory Board). -.v-' MINIJTES. An amendment- of the minutes of the previous., meeting was. made, in. respect to the President's remarks re "live-bough" . swamp. The amendment ? .was that five bough. swamp "\yas. available- for the agistment of settlers' . dry cows; . and that no bulls or steers oyer nine months old would be allo,wed on the area so set aside for . female. cattle. Arrang...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Irrigation Record. Published Fortnightly under the authority of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, New South "Wales, Australia. Address all communications to THE EDITOR, " Irrigation Record," Leeton, N.S.W. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

Irrigation TRecorb. Published Fortnightly under the authority of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, New South "Wales, Australia. Address all communications to THE EDITOR, " Irriga tion Kecord," Leeton, N.S.W. THE opening of the butter factory at Leeton, last week, by Sir Rider Hag gard , was an event of great importance in the development of these irrigation areas. That Sir Eider and his associates on the Dominions Royal Commission were impressed with the potent forces which must make rural enterprise emi nently successful here is manifest in the encomiums of these keen men of business, noted in this issue of the Irrigation Record. With ex perience in many parts of the agricul tural world, Sir Rider. Haggard could logically make comparisons as regards the offer the State is making to the irri gation farmer on the Murrumbidgee areas. The opinions of these men are sound, and should attract the attention of the Australian farmers to what is here available for the industrious se...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Dominions Royal Commission. VISIT TO LEETON. SIR RIDER HAGGARD OFFICIALLY OPENS BUTTER FACTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

Dominions Royal Com mission. VISIT" TO LEETON. SIR RIDER HAGGARD OFFICIALLY OPENS BUTTER FACTORY. ANOTHER stage in the development of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Areas was auspiciously marked 011 the 22nd ultimo by a visit to Leeton of a section of the members of the Dominions Royal Com mission, comprising Sir Rider Haggard and Messrs. E. R. Bowring and Donald Campbell. The previous day the party, under the guidance of the Commissioner for Water Conservation and Irrigation (Mr. L. A. B. Wade, M. Inst. C.E.), visited the Burrinjuck dam, and after being shown over the head works of the irrigation scheme there, came on to Yanco railway station, arriving at 9 a.m. The Yanco Irrigation Experiment Farm was inspected to enable the mem bers of the Commission to see what has been done there since the farm was founded five years ago. The growth of fruit trees, vines, shelter trees, and the general producing capacity of the soil under irrigation impressed the Commis sion. Mr. Chomley, the mana...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Lucerne Seed. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

Lucerne Seed. SETTLERS should now have their land in proper condition for planting' lucerne right away. The Commissioner has a quantity of the best lucerne seed for sale at Is. 3d. per lb. This seed, grown in the principal lucerne districts of the State, is free from dodder and other im purities. It has a first-rate germination percentage, and settlers should avail themselves of this seed, which has been provided in their own interests before taking any risk in purchasing seed else where. Autumn sowing of lucerne has been found satisfactory in thes.e districts. The ground should, be flooded first, and as soon after as the teams can be got oil the land the lucerne : seed should be drilled in at the rate of from 12 to 15 pound to the acre. Those who attempt spring sowing of lucerne should prepare the land in a. similar manner. The soil must be sufficiently moistened to ger minate. the seed, and bring the young lucerne up to some inches above the ground before it is safe to irrigate th...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
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NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

It is contended by some settlers that there is a difficulty in procuring good class pigs. Were settlers to combine in this matter, they may~be enabled to se cure good pigs by the truck load at rea sonable rates. It has been suggested by the Advisory Board that the Commis sioner might see his way clear to obtain a few breeding sows, with the view of establishing a - piggery for supplying settlers with young pigs of the desired type. The Commissioner has decided that certain farms might be set aside for both pig and poultry raising, the tenant undertaking to devote special attention to the special raising of this kind of stock. The Commissioner desires it to be notified that he would be prepared to forego water rates and rent of land for a couple of years, in respect to any ap proved settler who undertook to raise poultry and pigs under certain condi tions, so as to demonstrate the utility of Jhese occupations to the settlers gener ally. Any settler desirous of embracing this opportun...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Irrigating Grain and Lucerne Crops. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

Irrigating Grain and Lucerne Crops. SETTLERS who intend sowing- hay crops or grain should now have the land ready, and ditches in working order to enable the ground to be flooded preparatory to seeding. The early varieties' of wheat for hay/ such as Marshall's No. 3 or Zealand, should now be in. Firbank and Thew be ing midseason or late kinds of bay wheats may be sown. during May or up. to mid dle of June. Oats seemingly do better in these districts, when sown in' June when irrigation is practicable. METHODS OF IRRIGATING. With the land properly graded the irri gation of grain crops is not a difficult task. When there is no indication of im mediate heavy rain the ground -should be thoroughly soaked, and when dry enough to carry the teams the soil should be disced and the seed drilled in. With a fair average rainfall in winter no fur ther irrigating may be necessary until the crop is coming out in ear. , ? GRAIN CROPS PRIOR TO LUCERNE. When it is intended to grow lucerne it is specia...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Irrigation Commission's Nursery. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

Irrigation Commission's Nursery. By W. MCEACHERN/Chief Instructor. Y SETTLERS 'interested |in fruit growing should visit the Commission's Nursery at Leeton. At the present time a col lection of splendidly grown fruit trees, grape vines, shelter,, and break-wind trees, also hardy ornamental and useful climbing plants, passion fruit vines, rhubarb, and asparagus crowns are to be seen. * * * ' The. fact of these jruit trees, vines, etc., being raised locally should be d sufficient recommendation as to their adaptability to the irrigation areas, as they are thoroughly acclimatised and suited to local conditions. They are without doubt some of the strongest and best specimens of nursery stock evter raised in Australia. This, coupled with the fact that the varieties grown in all lines have been especially picked owing to their adaptability to local conditions and requirements, should make a visit to the Nursery of especial interest to any settler on the area. * * * Gentlemen who have visi...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Among the Settlers. II. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

Among the Settlers. II. -- ALTHOUGI-i settlers have been operating . on their holdings under a year, on an average, there are many cases where dis tinctive progress has been made. The initial difficulties of clearing, breaking up the new land, grading, ditching, etc., have been met with creditable energy by a number of farmers. The work of these . settlers is advantageous to the irrigation community.' It should be an incentive to others who are. endeavouring to grasp the necessities of a system. of agriculture, perhaps entirely new to them. It is the intention to note the progress of settlers from time to time in the Irrigation Record. While no invidious comparisons are to be made, a spirit of emulation may be. infused among them by letting each know of the methods ]Dursued by his con freres in production. MESSRS. KEATINGE BEOS. : Messrs. Keatinge Bros, have two hold ing's, which they are working in con junction. The combined farms (291 293) make, an area of""102 acres. ,'Mr. E. P. ...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Correspondence. (These columns are open for the discussion of any question touching the development of the irrigation settlement. Letters must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication. Matter intended for publication in the succeeding issue must reach the office, Leeton, not later than the 10th and 25th of the month. The Irrigation Record is published on the 1st and 15th day of each month.) CAPITAL REQUIRED TO DEVELOP A 50-ACRE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

Correspondence. (These columns are open for the discussion of any question touching the development of the irrigation settlement. Letters must "be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publica tion. Matter intended for publication in the sncceeding issue must reach the office, Leeton, not later than " the 10th and 25th of the month. The Trriqation Record is published on the 1st and 15th day of each month.) CAPITAL REQUIRED TO DEVELOP A 50-ACRE FARM. There has fceen much controversy among settlers as to the amount of capi tal required to develop a 50-aere farm on the irrigation areas-that is, to bring the farm up to the standard when it may be considered as payable. Correspond ence is invited on this question. The opinions of settlers actually engaged in the work would be of great interest, and "will be published either above the real name of the writer or a nom de plume. A. settler, lvir. VV. 0. iiuams, laini *ju, gives^his version1:-"My estimate -of...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
TOBACCO PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

TOBACCO PLANTS.' .Mr. Gormitzka, tobacco expert,, writes te The following - instructions are giyen as essential to , the raising - of .'good tobacco plantsT at Yanco, ? . . r 1.. Select -.plot for-seed beds, in .a' sheiterecl ^position. .< Pile up any, rubbish, roo.t's.^, br.auehes, ^scr.ub,. etcs- .you .can.get hold of, and thoroughly burn.-« ..... 2. Make your beds three feet broad and twenty feet long; manure well with old well-rotted stable manure or com inercal fertiliser. A special tobacco fertiliser, highly recommended, is 011 the market. \ . ?3. Cover well -\yith hessian' or' bags. Care must be taken to: raise cover as soon as seed starts to germinate. 4. Do , not sow too thick;.one tea spoonful is enough for above size of seed bed. 5. Commence sowing your seed beds first week in July; do not sow all beds at once, but divide .. the . sowing over months of July and August, as required. 6. Sow enough beds to provide at least twice as many plants as' required; it is ...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
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Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Leeton Entertainers. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 1 May 1913

Leeton Entertainers. THE concert given in the Leetoh School of Arts last week in aid of the funds of ., the Leeton Hospital, indicated two very . desirable features in our rural com munity; The large attendance, .which must have been nearly 500-while, many had to be turned away through lack. of . room-was an evidence that our people 1 have a disposition for charity, and the excellent performance, taken all round, . showed' that we have people amongst us of musical ability' aiid - histrionic talent. \ ? ' ' The Leeton- orchestra opened the pro ceedings, the rendition being specially meritorious on . account of- the promis cuous constitution of the orchestral party, wliich has been built up from -the officers comprising the Commissioner's. staff at Leeton. . ^ & * The vocalists were Messrs. F. D. Inman, Easthope, and. Mrs. G. H. .Strauss. Both these..gentlemen .and .the lady were at home with, an enthusiastic audience, which showed its appreciation in frequent applause. Mr. F....

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Fertilising. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 May 1913

Fertilising. No matter how naturally rich a soil may be, the addition of artificial fertilisers is often found to more than compensate for their cost. In many instances the judicious use of fertilisers pays a large percentage en the outlay. It is only in very rare cases when experimenting with fertilisers it is noticed that the cost of manures was not warranted; and even then the lack of response was perhaps due to wrong methods in applying the fertilisers. * * * On the. irrigation areas sorghums, mil lets, maize, and other fodder plants have grown luxuriantly in the virgin soil, and whether commercial fertilisers in such cases would have been profitable has not been determined so far by ex periment. Grain crops, however, showed in most cases, that fertilising is benefi cial. In fact, it is more economic to use superphosphate, for example, than to trust to the plant getting enough phos phoric acid at once from the soil on its own account. The superphosphate being soluble in water pe...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Irrigation Record. Published Fortnightly under the authority of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. Address all communications to THE EDITOR, " Irrigation Record," Leeton, N.S.W. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 May 1913

Irrigation IRecorb, Published Fortnightly under the authority of . the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. Address all communications to THE EDITOR, " Irriga tion Record/1 Leeton, N.S.W. THE attention of settlers is directed to the article on windbreaks in another part of this issue. Shelter trees are among the most important features'-in the successful development of the irrigation areas. At certain seasons high winds occur; and to obviate their adverse influence on 'or-; cliards, or growing crops, belts. or rows of trees are indispensable. The trees at the Yanco Experiment Farm are an ex ample of what can be done in protecting the orchard.. The .gums make rapid growth in this locality. Like other euca lypti, these gums have a healthful effect on a community besides being ideal shel ter trees. There is no necessity to com ment 011 the growth or beauty of these . trees. Any settler can see for himself their marked'characteristics.for..'.'desirable wind...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Rainfall Tables, Leeton. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 May 1913

Rainfall Tables, Leeton. 1912. Points. 1912. Points. Jan. 5 ... -24 Aug. 2 .. 25 Feb. 8 -24. ' " .3 ... . :44. " 17. -13 " '4 ... 04 " 24 ... . 50 " ? 5 ... 11 , Mar. 9: ... ;16 ,, , .81 '16 Apr. 30 ... -13 ,, 13-. ... '22 May 31 ... 07 " 14, ... -01 June 10 ... -30" ., 25 -14-. " 1L -40 .26 ,10 " 15 ... -10 " 28'.:. ; 1-2". " 17 ... -OL Sept 1 ' -05 24 ... -30 " .3 . -30, " 25 ... -60 " 4 ... -11 " 26 ... -23' " 14 ... .14 July 1 ... .05'-' ,. 18 ... 14 " . 2 ... -60 Oct. 4 . :.. -25 " 4 / ... . -Ik ? ~2F-09'-: " 7 ... 1L Nov. 3 :.. -8,0' 8 ... 12. " 18'' 103:' " 9'.... 10 " 19 ... -47 ." 12. ... -03- Dec. 1 ... -Off1 ' " ' 21 ... 06. " 2 ... .'35-:: " 23 ... -10 " -3 ' ... . -02 ? 24- ... -1-3. 4 ' ... -25 : " . 25 ... -02' " 5. ... :10; . " ' 26 .. -02. " 8. " 27 ... 1--90 " 23 ^23 ". 28 ... ;21- . ' . Total . 13'i-3in. " The above table, covering as it does tlie first year of the agricultural existence of,- this7 Irrigation-. Settle ment-, should he of interest arid' value to se...

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Planting of Break-wind Trees, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 May 1913

Planting of Break-wind Trees, &c. By . C. BRAITI-IWAITE BREAK-WIND aucl shelter trees: are.'of ini-' portance to every settler on. the ' area;",T'(i; the'dairyman it is essential that rhCslioulcl: liave shelter from the severe ? , winds',of' both summer and winter for his stock and crops, while to - th<e ^ inteiffling^-Wcha the planting of " gpod,J Substantial break wind trees is almost as important as the planting' of the"- orchard itself. ? Subject as we are, at times, to severe. Vyinds:.' the orchard laid out withoufe someSp^oyisi^ori;' ^ v v ^ - J * -%t for break-winds must, ssooriei;3^1iatef;fb,e'; v " seriously affected by the westerlies - and i.i . i ? p'^-1 pV-'- W&i, other winds so' severe, Therefore»all settlers should'make^ ail r'ef- ? f ort^ to plant - their ho undaries-.with? .-trees' suited-for this purpose at the earliest.op7 portunity. In addition, to . this,- ,a. fe^y :: shade or ornamental7; trees-' planted ill, th-e vicinity of the ,sett...

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Increasing the Area of Irrigation Farms. THE DAIRY FARMER'S CHANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 May 1913

Increasing the Area of Irrigation Farms. THE DAIRY PARMER'S CHANCE. THE Commissioner/ with the approval.of the-Minister, announces an important' Butter Factory, Leeton. Erected by the Commissioner for Irrigation for the use of dairy farmers, move, regarding extending .the area of ir rigated farms. The Trust .at its incep tion. decided to fix ii'fty acres of irrigable land as the maximum area to be allotted to an individual settler. ' In a few cases, however, 100 acres were .allowed under special conditions: As the development of the irrigation areas proceeded a better idea as regards the limitation of irrigable farms has been forced. The settlers now with farms are mostly men of limited capital; and as such are working their own holdings, io a very large extent, with their own families. A number of work men's blocks have been, acquired. In the near future the holders of these small areas may find it expedient to secure em ployment from neighbours operating, in a larger way, and thus...

Publication Title: Irrigation Record
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NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 15 May 1913

?.l » ?» l* .r Ab -;?.->.. . -» ccnorp r->- >-:vr»- r^: >-». >- >->c ^cyo- cpcmiQ^ NOTES THE Commissioner for Irrigation has ap proved of the suggestion to supply to settlers fruit trees and posts for trellising vines on terms of- deferred payments. One-third of the amount is to be paid on delivery of 'the fruit trees' and posts, and . the balance at the end of the first and second year, with- interest. at 5 per cent, per annum! This concession will no doubt be appreciated by-the fruit grow- ' :ing settlers, as the question of. both fruit trees and posts for the vineyard is 110 mean item for the beginner - with, limited means. , It- is obvious that the Commis sioner is determined to help the settler as far as practicable. It behoves the set tler to do whatever is possible to help himself. 1 * * Last week the Commissioner (Mr. L. A. B. Wade, M; Inst. C.E.) and Mr. H. H. Dare;(M. .Inst. C.E.) visited Leeton and. dealt-with many of the engineering problems connecte...

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