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Maize trials at Llangothlin

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Tuesday 10 July 1923, The Sydney Morning Herald



An interesting trial of five varieties of maize was conducted last season by Mr. T. J. Williams at Llangothlin, and he has forwarded the results to the Department of Agriculture through the secretary of the Ben Lomond branch of the Agricultural Bureau.

The plots were planted on October 19 on red volcanic soil. The weather conditions continued good until Christmas, but were very dry from then onwards. The acre yields were:- Wellingrove, 49 bushels; Early Morn. 46½ bushels; Bailey, 44½ bushels; Golden Glow and Sundown, 42 bushels each. These matured, or at least were safe from frost, in the following order:- Sundown, 4 months; Early Morn, 4¼ months, Golden Glow, 4¾ months; Bailey, 5¼ months, while Wellingrove, although it made the highest yield, did not mature properly, and only yielded well because autumn frosts were much longer delayed than usual.

The yields, Mr. H. Wenholz, B.Sc. (Agrl.), Special Agricultural Instructor, considers, undoubtedly place maize as a useful change crop from the ubiquitous potato in the colder parts of New England, and hundreds of acres are likely to be sown next season in the Llangothlin and Ben Lomond districts as the result of this and other experiments.

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