1. Kaoliang was introduced by the United States Department of Agriculture to fill the demand for an early ripening grain sorghum in the Northern Great Plains.
2. It has been tested for five years and subjected to a careful process of selective breeding for uniformity and yield at the Highmore Substation of the South Dakota Experiment Station.
3. It is drouth [sic] resistant and has produced a satisfactory yield in the driest seasons experienced at Highmore and has out yielded corn in a two year test at Cottonwood.
4. Its moisture requirement is comparatively low.
5. It should be planted from May 15th to June 1st on well prepared land, thoroughly cultivated and kept as free from weeds as possible.
6. This cultivation benefits the following crops.
7. Harvest can be handled either with or without expensive machinery.
8. The stock will thresh it for themselves.
9. Seed heads should be selected.
10. Both seed and stalks should be utilized for feed.
kaoliang, grain sorghum, Highmore Substation, dry crops
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Hume, A.N. and Champlin, Manley, "Kaoliang, A New Dry Land Crop" (1914). Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins. 156.