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Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association / Transactions of the Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association, including a full report of the industrial convention held at Neenah, Wisconsin, February, 1886. Together with proceedings of the Association for 1884, to January 1, '86
Vol. XI (1886)

Henry, W. A.
Cornstalks compared with mixed hay and clover hay, for producing milk and butter,   pp. 245-262 PDF (3.3 MB)


Page 261


AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL ASSoCIATION.  261
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AGRICULTURAL EX-
PERIMENT STATION, NEWSPAPER BULLETIN
NO. 1.
This Station proposes to issue from time to time short
"Newspaper Bulletins," in order to bring promptly before
the public results which are of general interest, but which
are not judged of sufficient importance to justify the expense
of a printed bulletin. These bulletins will be mailed simul-
taneously to every paper in the state and it is hoped that
the Press will aid the Station by printing them in full. They
cannot be supplied to individuals.
ANALYSES OF LAND PLASTER.
The following samples of land plaster have recently been
examined at the Station and serve to illustrate the varia-
tions in the quality of the commercial article:
No. 7. Sandusky land plaster, manufactured by Marsh & Co.; $7.50 per
ton.
No. 8. Bay Settlement land plaster, manufactured by M. M. Brans; $2.00
per ton.
No. 9. Buffalo land plaster, manufactured by Sherman Bros; $1.25 per
barrel.
All were sold by F. Hurlbut, of Green Bay, and were sam-
pled and sent to the station by R. B. Kellogg, of Green Bay.
ANALYSIS.
No.7.  No.8 .  No.9.
Insoluble in acid.            ...........   0.40  58.61    5.38
Pure plaster ................................  96.27  None  76.36
Undetermined .... ............................  3.33  41.39  17.82
100.00  100.00  100.00
Sample No. 8 is not land plaster at all. While not abso-
lutely worthless, its manural value iF too small to be worth


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