Irrigation has been proposed for more than a million acres of land in North Dakota and South Dakota under the Pick-Sloan plan. What results have been obtained from irrigation of comparable areas? What were the experiences of farmers in these areas? The Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project in western North Dakota and eastern Montana, which has been under irrigation since 1909, is comparable in many respects to the areas proposed for new irrigation. Knowledge of the results of irrigation on the Lower Yellowstone will be helpful in determining the economic justification for irrigating other areas in the Dakotas. The purpose of this report is to present information on crop yields, management practices, and other data for the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project and for selected farms on the project.
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South Dakota State College
Helfinstine, Rex D., "Management Practices and Crop Yields on the Lower Yellowstone Project--1949" (1955). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets. 171.