Department of Agriculture and Soil Physics
In order that the reader may understand something of the plan and scope of the work in cereal investigation under way at this Station the following statements are made: This Station has been engaged in cereal investigations for a number of years, and in the spring of 1901 the United States Department of Agriculture entered into an agreement with the Station to enlarge the scope of the work through co-operation with the Department. In this co-operative agreement Dr. A. F. Woods of the Bureau of Plant Industry was given general supervision of the work for the Department of Agriculture, and the work at this Station was placed in charge of Prof. E. C. Chilcott, Agriculturist of this Station. Professor Chilcott was commissioned collaborator by the Secretary of Agriculture, and Mr. John S. Cole, a senior student of the College, was appointed special agent of the Department of Agriculture and detailed to assist Professor Chilcott in the co-operative work at Brookings. Mr. Sylvester Balz was assigned to a similar position at Mellette, where a duplicate set of experiments was carried on in order to ascertain whether the conditions in these somewhat widely separate parts of the state would materially affect the results obtained. Mr. M. A. Carleton, Cerealist of the United States Department of Agriculture, has attended to the details of this co-operative work on the part of the Department at Washington. Under this co-operative organization, in addition to the independent work being carried on by this Station, hundreds of varieties o:f wheat, oats, speltz, barley and rye have been grown under a carefully planned and executed system. Much valuable information has already been obtained and more is confidently expected from experiments not yet concluded.
wheat, macaroni wheat, durum wheat, goose wheat
South Dakota Agricultural College, Experiment Station
Chilcott, E.C.; Feuling, A.D.; and Shepard, J.H., "Macaroni Wheat" (1902). Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins. 77.