Annual report: County Agricultural Committee, Winnebago County: November 1, 1939 to October 31, 1940
Crop and soil improvement, pp. 13-14 PDF (629.6 KB)
1i1I Bu. Lbs. Value Name Soil Grain Treatment Yield Yiold Inc. Inc. of Grain Straw Inc. County Superior Barly 0-20-0 75.7 5020 22.1 5 Farm Clay 0-20-10 72.8 4272 19.2 754 10.73 Loam 0-20-20 78.0 4250 24.4 732 13.30 Av.2 checks 53.6 3518 5. Two fertilizer plots on peas were carried out in cooperation with the Winneconne Canning Company. Three different fertilizers were used on the peas which were used in each plot with an acre check. Peas on these plots were cut separately, vined separately and cleaned and canned separately so that a complete check could be gotten on the fertilizers. 6. The results of all fertilizer trials carried on in the county the past year will be given out to farmers at a series of soil meetings to be hold this caning winter. The results of the plots will be accompanied by colored pictures of the plots in the various stages. 7. BARLEY SCHOOL -- A one-day barley school was held in the county. =e school consisted of exhibits, demonstrations, discussion on barley raising, produc tion and marketing and a complete analysis of samples of barley brought in for trueness to typeo Some 75 samples of barley were brought to the school and analyzed by specialists in the barley field. Seed treating and cleaning demonstrations were given, 8. ROD ROW PLCTS OF BARLEY -- Feeling that a good cross section of aerlyb-eing produced In Winnebago County might be secured, the samples of barley brought into the barley school were planted in rod rows on plots arranged for on the Winnebago County farm. These rod rows of barley were raised and at the time of maturity, specialists came in and made an analysis of the purity of the grain. The farmers who brought in samples of barley to be analyzed were invited in to observe the analysis of their barley growing in the plots.as a result of this type of work. Barley producers received valuable infonnation on whether or not their barley was suitable for growing purposes. Farmers having barley meeting the high standards set up by the barley specialists were asked to have their barley certified and be used as a source of seed stock for the coming year. As a result, 17 farmers certified their grain which will be used as a source of good seed stock this next year. In connection with the rod row barley plots on the county farm, various types were run in cooperation with the College of Agriculture on new varieties of oats, rye wheat and flax. Ais a result of these plots, local farmers had the opportunity to observe the new Viclund Oats for the firs t time. These variety plots were checked for diseases and production. 9. POTATOES - To counteract the result of disease in potatoes in Winnebago County, two truckloads of certified seed potatoes were brought in and distributed to the farmers. These potatoes were brought in from areas known to be free of potato diseases, especially the wilt and yellows diseases.
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