Soil survey of Waushara County, Wisconsin

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The State, 1913 - Soil surveys - 63 pages
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Page 62 - September 21, and the average date of the last killing frost in the spring is May 14.
Page 62 - ... and where the material occurs as outwash plains or stream terraces. The soils in this series also have a wide range in texture. The name used for a soil series usually indicates the locality where that particular series was first recognized and mapped by the Soil Survey. By uniting the name of the soil class which refers to texture, with the name of the soil series which refers chiefly to origin, we get the soil type which is the basis or unit of classifying and mapping soils.
Page 59 - From the data given on these two maps the length of growing season for any portion of the State may be readily determined. The following table has been compiled from the Weather Bureau records taken at the station at Ashland, Wisconsin. The records of precipitation cover a period of 19 years and the temperature records 16 years. Precipitation and temperature at A*hlaru\, Wiť.
Page 57 - ... the heaviest rainfall, averaging 4.1 inches, while July averages 4 inches and May 3.9 inches. The precipitation during the winter, on the other hand is slight ; December, January, and February each averaging from 1 to 1.5 inches of rain and melted snow. The average rainfall for the state during the winter is 3.9 inches, during spring 8.3 inches, during summer 11.4 inches and during autumn 7.4 inches.
Page 59 - Figures 5 and 6 it will be observed that the average date of the last killing frost in the spring...
Page 62 - May 1st, while the average date of the first killing frost in the fall is about October 10th.
Page 56 - The local distribution of rainfall varies, however, from year to year, some sections receiving more rainfall one year, and other sections more in other years. The variation is caused 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 unusually fortunate, since about half of...
Page 57 - Another phase of rainfall distribution of great importance is its variation within a period of a few weeks. Frequently periods of drought and periods of unusually heavy rainfall occur, continuing for one to four weeks and occasionally longer. Observations taken at Madison...
Page 27 - There is also some dangers of the young plants being damaged by the hot sun when the nurse crop is removed. The field intended for clover should be plowed in the fall, or as early as possible in the spring, and a top dressing of ground limestone applied at the rate of 2,000 pounds per acre. The field should be harrowed at short intervals to kill all weeds, and this harrowing should be kept up until about the middle of May. Fifteen pounds of seed per acre should be sown and covered to a depth of 11/^...
Page 56 - 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...

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