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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Agricultural possibilities of northern Wisconsin : an address delivered at a Farmers' Institute
(1903)

Other grain,   pp. 5-6 PDF (275.3 KB)


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grows a choice brand of field peas.
Northern Wisconsin can easily equal
Canada. The same variety of pea vines
which will grow 2.5 feet high in south-
ern Wisconsin will stretch up to 3.5 and
even four feet in northern Wisconsin.
The yield of field peas is from twenty to
thirty-five bushels per acre. They are
free from the pea weevil. Peas can be
grown for hay and the grain is an excel-
lent food for dairy cows and fattening
hogs. In the not distant future there
will be factories established all over
northern Wisconsin canning this de-
licious vegetable when in the best stage
for preservation.
Corn.
  But I am asked: "What about Indian
corn; will it grow in northern Wiscon-
sin? By the proper selection of varie-
ties and growing one's own seed, this
greatest of all crops in the Mississippi
       valley will become a common one all
       over the north. If the farmers can grow
       corn as far north as Winnepeg, Manitoba,
4      as they are doing, what is the use of
questioning the possibilities of growing
corn in northern Wisconsin?
Other Grains.
  Oats, barley and wheat, especially the
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