Antigo -- Wisconsin State Soil
Antigo Soil Profile
Surface layer: dark grayish brown silt loam
soils are among the most extensive soils in Wisconsin. They occur on about
300,000 acres in the northern part of the State. They are very productive
soils for corn, small grain, and hay. In some areas potatoes or snap beans
are important crops. The steeper areas are used for pasture or for timber
In 1983, the Wisconsin Legislature designated the Antigo series as the official State soil. The series was named after the city of Antigo, Wisconsin.
Antigo soils are well-drained and formed in loess and loamy sediments over stratified sandy outwash. The average annual precipitation ranges from 28 to 33 inches, and the average annual air temperature ranges from 39 to 45 degrees F.
For more information about the series, see