Agriculture of La Crosse County and the driftless region of Wisconsin: the phosphorous determination (appended) (Google eBook)

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1912 - 170 pages
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Page 73 - The most successful farmers are not as a rule following methods of farm practice different from those of the unsuccessful, but are utilizing their land and equipment to much better advantage. (9) The better farmers are making greater profits, not by spending less but by taking in more.
Page 31 - ... during the hottest part of the summer it occasionally reaches 95. The winters are severe and the snowfall is heavy, the average being 39.9 inches. The summers are comparatively short, but the growth of all vegetation is rapid. The mean annual precipitation of 30.9 inches is well distributed throughout the growing season. During the months of May, June, July, August, and September the mean for each month is over 3 inches. Thunderstorms are of frequent occurrence and are sometimes accompanied...
Page 18 - ... ridges. The total area covered by this type is 14,400 acres or 4.7 per cent of the county. Topography and drainage. The topography of most of the type is rolling to somewhat hilly, though the surface in a few localities is nearly level. It is found on the steep lower slopes of bluffs and on long gentle slopes at the ends of secondary lobes of sandstone which project downward from the higher limestone bluffs and ridges. On account of the sandy nature of the soil and its uneven topography,...

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