The 1960 winter wheat crop in South Dakota was second only to the 1958 crop in total bushels; rye production was also above average. State average yields of 27 bushels per acre were estimated for winter wheat, 24 bushels per acre for rye. Yield tests of winter grains are conducted under the auspices of the small grain projects of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at seven locations in the state; in 1960, information was obtained from every location. The temperatures in April and May were cooler than normal. June, the last half of July, and August were very hot with an average of 2 to 5 degrees above normal temperatures. September was cool with averages of 1-3 degrees below normal.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, "Soil Fertility and Management Field Experiments 1959-1960" (1960). Agricultural Experiment Station Agronomy Pamphlets (1944-1969). 45.