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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Amber cane in Wisconsin : a circular from the Agricultural Department of the state university
(1881)

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    1AMBER CANE IN WISCONSIN.
                    A CIRCULAR
From the Agricultural Department of the State University,
                By PROF. W. A. HENRY.
                INTRODUCTORY.
  Lest the purpose of this circular be misunderstood it is
well in the very beginning to explain its mission.
  Last winter the Legislature generously appropriated to
the State University Experimental Farm the sum of four
thousand dollars for the purpose of conducting experiments
in the production of syrup and sugar from Amber Cane, and
for experiments in the ensilage of fodder.
  With the means now at hand it remains to arrange for
the greatest possible good to result from the undertaking.
The act which grants the money provides that a "plain
practical report " shall be made to the Governor at the close
of the year, and I am anxious that this shall be one of real
merit.
   To obtain the best results the co-operation of all inter-
 estedin cane growing is essential, and I consider that the
 quickest way to gain this is to make the public familiar
 with the proposed programme of operations. I have there-
 fore taken this means to announce what will be undertaken
 in the way of experiments, and have given directions for
 one in which all cane growers can render efficient aid.
   Since inqiries are quite frequent in regard to planting and
 cultivation, directions are given for this part of the work,
 which coming from a most reliable source cannot but be of
 value. The reasons for introducing other topics will ap-


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