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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)

Profits of cane-growing,   pp. 8-10 PDF (754.3 KB)


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ty gallons of 3yrup, weighing eleven and a half pounds to,
the gallon. The juice tested 734 by the saccharometer
and was boiled down to forty. There was one load of
leaves saved for fodder and three double boxes of seed
which was fed to the pigs. I estimate the value of the
crop as follows:
DR.
To interest on land .............$ 2 00
  half days' work plowing.. 1 50
  draggingand marking...     50
  two pounds seed ............  70 l
  tlanting ........................ 1 00
  ,oeing........................ 1 00l
  cultivating .................... 1 00
  stripping  .................. 6 00
  cuttng and binding ........ 3 00
  topping and hauling ...... 10 30
  hauling fodder and feed.. 1 00
  4 barrels at 75c ............... 3 00
  making 170 gallons at 20c 34 00
                      $65 0:
 Balance ..................   30 00
                      $95 00
           CR.
By fodder  .................... $10 00
  170 gallons syrup at 5Oc ... 85 00
                       $95 00
M. 0. MYRICK.
                           SEED.
  Too much attention cannot be paid to the initial step in
securing a good yield of syrup. Testimony upon this sub-
ject is very variable, and it seems that there have been no
rigid tests made to discover whether seed from points to
the north or south of us produce the best cane. At the
Minnesota convention, held at Minneapolis, January 22d,
i88o, the following resolution was passed:
  Resolved, That early amber seed grown in the latitude
of St. Louis, is the best for Minnesota for two years.
  I find nothing in reports of conventions of i88i which
shows that opinion is at all settled upon this question.
  It is urged upon persons having seed of any particular
merit to forward a few hundred grains at once in a letter
to this department, statin in what particular it is supposed
to be valuable.. A careful test Niill be made of such, the
account published in our report and due credit given to
the sender. I am desirous of obtaining seed of varieties
which do best at points south of Wisconsin for experiments
in cross-fertilization and acclimatization. Persons wishing
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