Evidence on soil improvers

Evidence on soil improvers
  • Title: Evidence to Opposed Bill Committee on South Eastern Railway

  • Date : 23 March 1836, p.253

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HC/CL/PB/2/2/36

  • Description :

    Before the arrival of the South Eastern Railway local farmers foudnit very difficult to obtain chalk and other soil improvers, as discussed in their evidence to the Opposed Bill Committee.

    Continued on page 2.

  • Transcript:

    Q: You cannot procure Chalk on any terms?

    A: No we cannot

    Q: As an Agriculturalist is it desirable to have Chalk in preference to lime?

    A: I should say it would be very desirable

    Q: Should you use chalk on land in a much larger quantity than lime?

    A: Much larger

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