Sifted coal ashes, land plaster, and dry sawdust are sometimes used instead of earth on the droppings boards.
land plaster is a sulphate, and its tendency is to make a soil sour.
Gypsum or land plaster has been often used to correct this condition, and frequently with excellent results.
The use of land plaster or lime is recommended upon the floors and gutters.
Gypsum or land plaster holds ammonia, and is thus of the highest value as a preservative.
Hen manure is a valuable garden fertilizer if it is sprinkled with land plaster while fresh.
Gypsum or land plaster is often sprinkled on stable floors and about manure heaps to prevent the loss of ammonia.
The following indications almost certainly point to the need of dressings of land plaster: 1.
To prevent the tar sticking to the hands in planting, dust the nuts with dry wood ashes, land plaster, or fine dry sand.
Other forms are gypsum or land plaster, gas lime (a refuse from gas works) and marl.