Department of Agronomy
Grass seed production can be a profitable enterprise for many South Dakota farmers.
Weather conditions in South Dakota are extremely suitable; Ample moisture and cool temperatures are the rule in early spring so that large numbers of flowering heads are formed. Later, the dry, warm, breezy days of late June favor abundant pollination and high seed-set.
South Dakota grass seed production
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Ross, J. G., "Producing Grass Seed in South Dakota" (1961). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 502.