Department of Chemistry
The Station began its work in the cultivation of the sugar beet three years ago, the single object of the experiment being to determine if the sugar beet, containing a per cent of sugar large enough for profitable manufacture, could be grown here in South. Dakota. Methods of planting, fertilizing and cultivating came in as secondary matters only, those already established in France and Germany being followed as nearly as seemed practical for our new soil and higher priced hand labor. The high sugar percent being now satisfactorily settled, the attention of the Station may, in the future, be directed to the economic production of the crop.
sugar beets, beet crops
South Dakota Agricultural College and Experiment Station
Foster, L. and Shepard, J.H., "The Sugar Beet" (1890). Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins. 19.