As South Dakota has led her sister states in per capita production of new wealth for a number of years it has seemed advisable to devote a comparatively large amount of experimental work to the principal sources of that new wealth, namely, the grain crops, including wheat, barley, oats, millet, grain sorghums, emmer, flax and corn. This work has, of necessity, been basic, consisting mainly in determining which varieties are best adapted to the climatic and soil conditions found in various parts of the state. Now that this has in a large measure been determined, it is the chief purpose of the experimentation to improve these best varieties by a process of rigid selection and by crossing when necessary to obtain the characters desired.
South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, Grain Inspections, Highmore Substation, Cereal Grains, Small Grains, Agronomy Department, United States Department of Agriculture
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Willis, Clifford and Champlin, Manley, "Progress of Grain Investigations" (1910). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 124.