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The Survey, 1916 - Soil surveys - 87 pages
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Page 3 - ... fine gravel, coarse sand, medium sand, fine sand, very fine sand, silt and clay.
Page 82 - The following table gives the average dates of the last killing frosts in the spring and the first in the fall at various stations within the survey and also at Madison, Wisconsin.
Page 42 - Small patches are also scattered throughout the eastern portion of the county. Description. — The surface soil of this type to an average depth of 10 inches consists of a brown or grayish-brown sand. The subsoil is a yellowish-brown sand which becomes coarser, lighter in color, and more gravelly with increased depth.
Page 90 - FE Williams, Geologist, Geography and History. NATURAL HISTORY DIVISION: Edward A. Birge, In Charge. Chancey Juday, Lake Survey. HA Schuette, Chemist DIVISION OF SOILS: AR Whitson, In Charge. WJ Geib,* Editor and Inspector. GW Conrey, Analyst, in charge of Soil Survey Laboratory. TJ Dunnewald, Field Assistant and Analyst.
Page 80 - FE WILLIAMS, Geologist, Geography and History. NATURAL HISTORY DIVISION: EDWARD A. BIRGE, In charge. CHANCEY JUDAY, Lake Survey. HA SCHUETTE, Chemist. DIVISION OF SOILS: AR WHITSON, In charge. WJ GEIB,* Inspector and Editor. GUY CONREY, Analyst. TJ DUNNEWALD, Field Assistant and Analyst.
Page 79 - The variation is caused largely by the movement of cyclonic storms. The average rainfall for the entire state during the driest year was 21.4 inches, and for the wettest year 37 inches. Of equal importance in agriculture to the total rainfall is its seasonal distribution, and in this respect Wisconsin is...
Page 76 - Of equal importance in agriculture to the total rainfall is its seasonal distribution, and in this respect Wisconsin is unusually fortunate, since about half of the total rainfall comes in May, June, July, and August, and nearly 70 per cent from April to September, inclusive. June has the heaviest rainfall, averaging 4.1 inches, while July averages 4 inches, and May 3.9 inches.
Page 76 - Among the factors which influence the agriculture of a state, none is more important than climate. The class of crops which can be grown is largely determined by the length of the growing season, and the amount and distribution of the rainfall.
Page 79 - As compared with other portions of this country, Wisconsin has a total rainfall equaling that of central Oklahoma and Kansas, northern Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern New York, or the Puget Sound Basin of Washington. But owing to its northerly location, the...
Page 29 - GRAVELLY LOAM The soil of the Fox gravelly loam to an average depth of 12 inches consists of a brown, heavy sandy loam, containing both small and large, rounded gravel. Much of this gravel is of limestone, though a considerable part is from rocks occurring farther to the north. Gravel is abundant upon the surface of this type. The subsoil is a brown or reddish brown loam to heavy loam, carrying rounded...

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