The Wisconsin Municipality Volume 14

The Wisconsin Municipality Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...necessary for the best seed grain. But the most striking development has been noticed in the raising of pure bred seed potatoes. Several years ago nothing but ordinary mixed stock was being raised in the county. About that time through the co-operation of Prof. J. G. Milward, several varieties of pure bred potatoes were shipped into Conrath. These potatoes have been the base seed stock for a large amount of the seed grown throughout the county. Gradually as the settlers in this community saw the advantages to be gained by improving their seed stock and raising only pure bred varieties, the demand for this seed stock increased. In this way. the movement spread, first from settler to settler in this one community and then finally, like all movements of real merit do, it spread throughout Rusk county. While several varieties were tried out, it was found that the Rural New Yorker was the most profitable potato to raise on the heavier lands of the county. In both yield and trueness to type. this one variety proved to he superior. The Green Mountain has also proved a popular potato and an excellent yielder. For the lighter soils, the Peerless showed itself to be the better potato. Bruce was the next community to follow this line of work. Last spring a carload of Peerless seed potatoes was shipped i11 there. The crop in the fall was all that was needed to convince the growers that it pays to raise pure bred seed. The five to eight cents a bushel more than ordinary potatoes brought was one reason, and another was the increased yield. This spring it was practically impossible to get even one bushel of Peerless seed potatoes from Bruce as every farmer was saving all he had for seed. There is only one reason--pure bred seed. Bruce and more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835301
  • 9781236835307