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acreage acres adapted alfalfa average depth bowlders brown bushels chemical composition chiefly Clark County clay loam clover Colby silt loam corn crops grown crystalline rocks dairying Description.—The surface soil Door County drainage.—The surface drained Extent and distribution.—The feet fertilizers frosts glacial gravel gravelly growing hardwood heavy soils hemlock inches consists legumes lime limestone Lincoln County LOAM Extent Marathon County material medium sand mottled Native vegetation.—The original natural drainage nitrogen oats occurs organic matter Origin.—The original timber growth outwash plains pasture Peat phosphorus pine Plainfield sand plowed Portage County portion potassium potatoes Present agricultural region rolling phase sandstone sandy loam sandy soils silty small grains soil and subsoil square miles stable manure Sturgeon Bay subsoil Taylor County terraces texture Topography and drainage.—The total area tracts typical soil underlying undulating upland soils usually vegetation.—The original timber Vesper silt loam Whitman silt loam Wisconsin River yields
Page 81 - These tables indicate that temperatures for the southern portion of the county, especially over the marshy regions, are somewhat lower than over the higher and more rolling sections of the area. This means that the length of the growing season between killing frosts is shorter on the lowlands and that there is also more danger from summer frosts. Because of these conditions such crops as corn and potatoes should not be regarded as crops of major importance on the reclaimed . marsh lands, although...
Page 2 - 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 30 - Loam. — Less than 20% clay, and less than 50% silt. Silt loam.— Less than 20% clay, and over 50% silt. Clay loam.— Between 20 and 30% clay, and less than 50% silt. Silty clay loam.— Between 20 and 30% clay, and over 50% silt. Clay. — Over 30% clay.
Page 30 - ... of 5. Corn for silage can always be counted on. The type is well adapted to general farming and dairying and it is along these lines that development is being made. cleared and ready for the plow. The cost of removing the stones is sometimes equal to the cost of removing the stumps, though it is not necessary that either should be removed from any large proportion of a farm at first. Usually a tract Sufficiently extensive for growing the desired cultivated crops is carefully cleared as rapidly...
Page 30 - August, and nearly 70% from April to September, inclusive. June has 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...
Page 112 - Governor of the State. CHARLES R. VAN HISE, President President of the University of Wisconsin. CHARLES P.
Page 7 - Chippewa, Eau Claire, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, and St. Croix Counties. Reports on this area are now available. This report is on the third area, called the North Part of North Western Wisconsin, including Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Douglas, Bayfield, and most of Ashland Counties. A special report has been prepared on the northeastern portion of Bayfield County along the bay and including the islands, in which considerable development of the fruit industry is taking place. This is now available for distribution....
Page 30 - 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% from April to September, inclusive.
Page 30 - ... farm is fed. When dairying or other live stock farming is practiced it will be less difficult to maintain the supply of the essential elements of plant food — phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen. But even when stock is maintained, it is very probable that the moderate use of some form of phosphorus fertilizers will be found profitable, and some means for increasing the organic matter in addition to the use of the stable manure should be made use of as far as practicable.
Page 30 - Sand. — Over 25% fine gravel, coarse and medium sand, and less than 50% fine sand. Fine sand. — Over 50% fine sand, or less than 25% fine gravel, coarse and medium sand. Very fine sand. — Over 50% very fine sand. SOILS CONTAINING BETWEEN 20-50% OF SILT AND CLAY Sandy loam. — Over 25% fine gravel, coarse and medium sand.