Small grain variety tests are conducted each year to compare old established varieties with new varieties from other experiment stations, the United States Department Experiment Station. The data taken are summarized and used as a basis for recommendations. For the well-known varieties, 5-year averages are reported. With the newer ones only the 1945 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, Eurekn, and Cottonwood. The 1945 season was unusually favorable for small grain production. Cool temperatures and, in general, ample moisture were conductive to maximum yields and high quality grain. The mean temperatures at Brookings, Highmore, Eureka, and Cottonwood were 3.4, 4.0, 3.6, 3.9 degrees Fahrenheit below normal, respectively. The rainfall at Brookings and Highmore was .46 and .42 inches above normal and at Eureka and Cottonwood was .35 and .15 inches below normal, respectively.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, "Small Grain Variety Tests in South Dakota 1941-1945" (1946). Agricultural Experiment Station Agronomy Pamphlets. 8.