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
Rosenow, H. E.
Swedish select oats, pp. 55-56 PDF (377.9 KB)
Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association. SWEDISH SELECT OATS-. FRED G. STROUP, FOND DU LAC) FOND DU LAC COUNTY. I was a member of the first Farmers' Course which was held at Madison in February, 1904, and on the recommendation of Prof. R. A. Moore I bought of the Wisconsin Experiment Association two sacks of the Wisconsin No. 4 or Swedish Se- lect oats. These two sacks of oats I sowed on four acres with a drill. The land on which the oats were sown was black prairie soil which sloped to the west with good natural drainage. The land had had corn on it the year before, from the four acres we threshed 180 bushels, machine measure, or forty-five bu- shels per acre. The other oats that we raised that year in the same field following the same crop yielded fifty-two bu- shels, machine measure, but were sown two bushels per acre, while the Swedish Select were sown one bushel per acre. We consider that the Swedish Select oats did consider- ably the best, and have grown them exclusively during the past three years. We have had them yield as high as seventy- five bushels per acre by weight. We have sold quite exten- sively for seed to farmers living in our neighborhood, and there is not a single case where they did not do better than the other varieties. The neighboring farmers have bken loud in their praise of the Swedish Select oats. SWEDISH SELECT OATS. IJ. E. ROSENOW, OCONOMOWOC, WAUKESHA COUNTY. We have been growing the Swedish Select oats for the past four years with satisfactory results as compared with other varieties, although we have at no time had an extra heavy crop. Comparing the yield with a variety of yellow oat grown for several years past, we have found the Swedish to yield a few bushels more per acre when grown in the same field; both var- ieties seemed to be affected about equally with rust and during 55
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