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The story of the Per Ola settlements in Forest County, Wisconsin
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Grain crops,   pp. 10-12 PDF (740.8 KB)


Page 10


A bumper crop of oats 1916.
     CROPS OF FOREST COUNTY
  (The chapter on crops, like many other parts of this booklet, has been
written by John Swenehart, Jr., the federal and state agricultural rep-
resentative in Forest County.)
                         GRAIN CROPS.
  The grain crops most commonly known in Forest county are oats,
wheat, barley, rye and corn.
  OATS. Our oat crops cannot be excelled. Many yields of 50 to 100
bushels or better to the acre have been produced of Wisconsin No. 1,
Wisconsin No. 4 and local varieties. Fifty bushel to the acre is
common in all parts of the country with only average good methods of
cultivation.
  WHEAT. Although wheat has not been extensively grown so far,
all experience has shown that our conditions are very favorable to its
growth. Yields of 20 to 40 bushels have been produced. In fact, with
the exception of one single case where the yield was 14 bushels per acre,
lower yields than these have not been recorded. Marquis, a variety of
spring wheat, does best among spring varieties; Wisconsin No. 2 is
popular as a winter variety.
  BARLEY. As is true with wheat, barley has not been largely grown,
but wherever tried has been a success, and much larger acreage will
be sown this spring. Wisconsin No. 5 has given best results. One
farmer only a few days ago told me he figured on 40 to 50 bushels per
acre.
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