The 1960 spring eat crop in South Dakota did not quite achieve the promise of a very favorable May and June. Hot, dry weather in early July, which was sustained into August, caused premature ripening of much of the crop, with an attendant reduction of yield and quality. The effect of high temperatures on test weight was very considerable, thus causing a major reduction in market value of much of the crop. Yields and other pertinent information were obtained from all eight experimental locations in the state and are reported here for those varieties of hard red spring wheat and durum wheat which are of major interest to growers in the state. A much larger range of material is actually tested than the varieties here reported; this includes special purpose check varieties, numerous unnamed selections which are potential varieties, and varieties which may occupy only minor acreages but which may be of interest to limited groups and under special circumstances.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, "Spring Wheat Yield Trials South Dakota, 1956-1960" (1960). Agricultural Experiment Station Agronomy Pamphlets. 43.