HC Deb 04 July 1905 vol 148 cc991-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the number of experiments under the Agricultural and Technical Instruction (Ireland) Act which have been carried out in county Cavan for the year ending June 30th, 1905, giving the lowest valuation of any holding upon which experiments were tried, with the nature of the experiments; and, further, whether the holdings of agricultural labourers have been used for any of the experiments.


The number of experiments was thirty, namely—four to test the inoculation of vetches with nitro-culture; five to test the similar inoculation of clover; five to test varieties of potato; and sixteen to test the effect of sprouting seed potatoes before planting. The lowest valuation of any holding employed was £6 5s. No agricultural labourer's holding was used.