Small grain variety tests are conducted each year to compare old established varieties with new varieties from other experiment stations, the United States Department of Agriculture, and from the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. The data taken are summarized and used as a basis for recommendations. For the well-known varieties, five-year averages are reported. With the newer ones only one or two-year results, are given. It should be emphasized that an average of several years is superior to one-year's data. The plots were located at the Main Experiment Station, Brookings, and at the substations at Highmore, Eureka, and Cottonwood. The temperatures for April through June averaged 3.3, 4.0, 3.6 and 3.0 degrees below normal at Brookings, Highmore, Eureka and Cottonwood, respectively. The temperature during July closely approached the average temperature at all four stations.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, "Small Grain Variety Tests : South Dakota 1943-1947" (1948). Agricultural Experiment Station Agronomy Pamphlets. 15.