Department of Botany and Entomology
The State Agricultural Experiment Station at Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota, has been in operation for seven years of the location in testing and developing drouth [sic] resistant crops. Hyde County is fairly representative of a large portion of the state from the James River west, which is not well represented by the Brookings Station. The primary purpose of the Highmore Station was to test and develop grasses and forage crops, as it was supposed that this region would be largely a grass country instead of a farming country. Later developments have shown it desirable and in fact necessary to enlarge somewhat upon the work as it was first planned. Co-operative work with the United States Department of Agriculture in the testing of varieties of cereals has been carried on for three years. The report of this work as given by Mr. John S. Cole forms the latter part of this bulletin. The experimental farm at Highmore consists of 117 acres of land. The character of the soil and the lay of the land is somewhat poorer than the average in Hyde County. This, however, is not a disadvantage, for on this account no one can consider the records from the Highmore Station as coming from an unusually good piece of land and, therefore, unreliable for general comparisons.
South Dakota Agricultural College Experiment Station, highmore substation, forages, cereal grains, Highmore S.D.
South Dakota Agricultural College Experiment Station
Wheeler, W.A.; Cole, J.S.; and Balz, S., "Forage Plants and Cereals at the Highmore Sub-Station for 1904-5" (1906). Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins. 96.