Antigo -- Wisconsin State Soil

Photograph of landscape of Antigo soil series.

Photograph of the profile of a typifying pedon of Antigo soil series.

Antigo Soil Profile

Surface layer:  dark grayish brown silt loam
Subsurface layer:  brown silt loam
Subsoil - upper:  dark yellowish brown and brown silt loam
Subsoil - lower:  dark yellowish brown and brown very gravelly sandy loam
Substratum:  brown, stratified coarse sand and gravelly coarse sand

Antigo 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 production.

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.

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Small scale map of Wisconsin showing distribution of Antigo soil series.