A wide variation of climatic conditions during the 1961 season resulted in a great range of oat yields over the state. Eastern South Dakota growing conditions were generally very favorable with timely rainfall and below average temperatures over much of the area. Central and western oat production was limited by lack of adequate rainfall especially early in the growing season. Even in these areas, some production was possible because the cooler season lowered the moisture requirement and prevented a total failure of the crop.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, "Oat Variety Trials in South Dakota 1957-1961" (1961). Agricultural Experiment Station Agronomy Pamphlets (1944-1969). 46.