The object pf the present bulletin is to report the progress; of work which has been done at this Station for the past five years in corn; also to consider the losses, their causes, and the means in use today to prevent such losses as the years go by. During this period, the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture carried on this work in collaboration with this Department. The production of a large amount of good corn during any given season does not depend upon any one factor. It depends upon a great number of considerations, the absence of any one of which will cause a loss to the individual concerned. The most of the losses at the present time come because of carelessness and thoughtlessness on the part of the men responsible. South Dakota is now one of the corn-producing states of the Union. The skeptic on this question is no longer heard, and the man who would disdain South Dakota soil because of its inability to produce corn has been shown his error. In fact, men who once scoffed are now buying South Dakota farms on which they expect to grow corn.
corn, seed corn breeding, seed corn storage
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Willis, Clifford and Potter, H.B., "Corn" (1910). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 118.