Department of Agronomy
Summary of Bulletin 135
1. The highest average yield of grain secured at Highmore from any variety of millet, in years 1907-1910, was 17.6 bushels per acre, from common millet. Page 315.
2. The next highest average yield was 16.0 bushels per acre from Black Voronezh, this being also practically the yield from Kursk, and Tambov varieties. Page 315.
3. Kursk varieties of millet in 1910, produced a higher yield of hay, and are, all considered, most promising, the average of the highest yields of Kursk for all seasons being 24.7 bushels of grain per acre. Page 317.
4. The facts apparently warrant the increased use of Kursk millet, as a grain crop in South Dakota. Page 318.
5. It requires a longer time for grain sorghums to grow to maturity than for millet. Page 326.
6. The average yield of grain per acre for three strains of Kowliang (grain sorghum) for three years, including two extremely unfavorable seasons, was 13.7 bushels per acre. This illustrates their extremely drought resistant quality. Page 327.
sorghum, millet, forages, hay, livestock feed
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Hume, A.N. and Champlin, M., "Trials with Millets and Sorghums for Grain and Hay in South Dakota" (1912). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 135.