Alfalfa is one of the most important crops grown in South Dakota. Approximately two per cent of the total alfalfa acreage harvested for seed in South Dakota during recent years has produced certified seed. The other 98 percent has produced uncertified seed, commonly referred to as "Northern" alfalfa seed. Until 1952, uncertified Northern alfalfa seed found a ready market in areas where winter hardiness is necessary. Since that time the demand for this seed has declined markedly. The problem which has arisen requires an answer to the question: "Can South Dakota seed producers obtain greater net returns by producing certified rather than uncertified seed?" The purpose of this study was to compare the profitability of alfalfa seed production on uncertified solid stands, certified solid stands and certified row stands.
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South Dakota State College
Aspelin, Arnold Lyle, "Comparisons of the Profitability of Certified and Uncertified Alfalfa Seed Production in South Dakota" (1960). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets. 107.