Antigo is one of the most productive agricultural soils in north central
Wisconsin. Many areas are used for growing corn, small grains, and
hay. In some places, potatoes or snap beans are important crops. Other
areas are used for pastureland or timber production. The map indicates
the region where areas of Antigo soil occur.
Antigo Silt Loam was first identified near the city of Antigo during the
Langlade County soil survey project, and was named after the nearby
city. This historical marker is located northeast of Antigo on Highway
52. Antigo Silt Loam was named the official State Soil of Wisconsin by
the State Legislature in 1983, a declaration reminding us of the impor-
tance of our soil resources. Antigo soil represents the more than 800
different types of soil in Wisconsin.
Antigo Silt Loam
Wisconsin State Soil
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The Antigo Silt Loam logo was created by
Francis Hole, former UW Professor of Soil
Science. On the surface, three important
Antigo soil uses are depicted. Below the land
surface is an expanded scale representation
of the main soil layers or horizons.
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