Bulletin, Issue 43 (Google eBook)

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The Survey, 1915 - Geology - 77 pages
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Page 59 - Tbis map shows the average number of days between the last killing frost in the spring and the first in the fall for twelve years, 1899 to 1910.
Page 58 - growing season" is applied to the period between the last killing frost in the spring and the first killing frost in the fall.
Page 11 - State, which is being conducted by the Bureau of Soils of the United States Department of Agriculture...
Page 23 - Description. Fine gravel. Coarse sand. Medium sand. Fine sand. Very fine sand. Silt. Clay.
Page 19 - Granule gravel Very coarse sand Coarse sand Medium sand Fine sand Very fine sand Silt...
Page 51 - ... two most important lines of farming. The chief crops grown are potatoes, hay, and oats, with some corn. Potatoes thrive and seem to be especially suited to the soil and climate. Yields range from 150 to 200 bushels per acre, often being considerably higher. Oats yield about 50 bushels and hay from 2 to 3 tons per acre. Clover and all kinds of grasses suited to the climate do remarkably well on this soil. Peas are grown to some extent and give very satisfactory yields. Barley, wheat, and sugar...
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