Wisconsin Agricultural Experimental Association / Sixth annual report of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association : Madison Wis., February 6, 7, 1908. Address of president, secretary's report with papers and addresses given by members of the association and others interested in progressive agriculture
Bussewitz, Orla J.
Oderbrucker barley, p. 74 PDF (186.5 KB)
Sixth Arnn"a Report of the ODERBRUCKER BARLEY. ORLA J. BUSSEWITZ, JUNEAU, DODGE COUNTY. Last spring I procured two. bushels of Oderbrucker barley from this Association and purchased in addition to this twenty-four bushels from a neighbor who had been growing Oderbrucker for several years. It was sown broadcast April 25 on rich black ground with a clay sub-soil. This seed cov- ered thirteen acres which had been fall-plowed following corn in rotation. The barley grew rank and was not as good as it might have been expected, conditions being unfavorable for all grains in my vicinity. It lodged a little, the kernels did not fill well and ripened rather unevenly. It was harvested July 30 and was threshed directly from the field as soon as it was dry enough. The average yield was thirty-five bushels per acre machine-measure which was a very good yield in our neighborhood last season. We were so well satisfied with this trial that we will sow all Oderbrucker barley the coming sea- son. ODERBRUCKER BARLEY. LOUIS HEYROTH, MISHICOT, MANITOWOC ONJKTV. Mr. President, Fellow Members: In the spring of 1906, as a member of the Experiment Association I reeeived two bushels of Oderbrucker barley which I took to my home farm. This seed was sown on a piece of fall plowed clay loam where a crop of corn was grown the year previous. The barley came up fine and made a .splendid growth throughout the season. It ripened evenly and showed no smut. This barley had stiffer straw and did not lodge as did the other varieties on the same kind of ground. It was cut about the last of July and taken into the barn before any rain fell upon it. The yield of this 3/4 acre was 30 bushels making a yield of about 40 bushels per acre. The scrub varieties only gave an average yield of 30 bush- els an acre. In the spring of 1907 I put in about 71½ acres of 74
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