Department of Agriculture
The experiments in the James River Valley during 1898 are a continuation of those conducted in 1896 and 1897, the results of which are recorded in Bulletins 52 and 59. As in former years, these experiments have been conducted in the Hunter-Salzer Farm at Mellette and the seeds have mostly been furnished by the John A. Salzer Seed Co., of Lacrosse, Wis. All of the larger permanent grass-plants that were established in 1896 and which have survived two winters and three summers have been preserved. The Alfalfa and Clovers have also been continued. The results obtained with Brome grass, Alfalfa, the Clovers and some of the Meadow mixtures are very gratifying, as they prove without a reasonable doubt that we have found cultivated grasses and leguminous plants to take the place of the native grasses. Many of the new varieties of grasses and forage plants that were tried experimentally last season on a small scale, and did not prove satisfactorily, were discontinued, and only those that had given promise of good results during previous seasons were preserved.
James River Valley (S.D.), forages, garden crops, grass plants, crops
U. S. Experiment Station of South Dakota, South Dakota Agricultural College
Chilcott, R.C. and Roe, R.S., "Forage and Garden Crops in the James River Valley" (1898). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 61.