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Tuesday, 19 June 1906

Mr DEAKIN - The answer to the honorable member's question is as follows : -

A sample of Ceres powder analyzed by the Department of Agriculture, Victoria, gave the following result : -


Experiments have been carried out by the Department with sulphide of potash as a preventive for smut. It is not so good as sulphate of copper for this purpose. Many experiments have been tried with potash salts to test their effect on the yield of wheat. . In most cases they have had no beneficial result sufficient to cover their cost to the farmer.

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