The work recorded in this Bulletin is a continuation of the co-operative work on sugar beets by this Station and the Bureau of Plant Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture. The work has proceeded under the same terms and supervision as that recorded in Bulletin 106, 117, and 121. But in the spring of 1910 Dr. Townsend resigned his position with the Department of Agriculture and Mr. W. A. Orton succeeded him and immediately took charge of the York for the Department. The work in hybridization was under the care of Mr. H. B. Shaw. Mr. Middleton continued the cultural York and Messrs. Youngberg and Cooledge made the sugar determinations. From the results obtained heretofore it became, evident that one feature of our experimental work had been answered in the affirmative. That is that sugar beet seed of high vitality and capable of producing beets of a high and uniform sugar content could he readily grown in this state. So at the beginning of the next year other experimental features are to be introduced.
sugar beet, seed production, pedigreed sugar beet
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Shepard, J.H., "Growing Pedigreed Sugar Beet Seed in South Dakota, 1910" (1911). Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins. 129.