Department of Agronomy
Summary of Bulletin No. 140
1. The potato crop is capable of furnishing enormous amounts of food and energy, and is especially adapted to growing under South Dakota conditions. Page 20.
2. In eastern South Dakota the yield from "large" seed tubers cut into four seed pieces each in one instance was 28 percent greater than the yield from "small" tubers also cut into four seed pieces each. In another instance it was 20 percent greater. Page 25.
3. The reasons for these differences will be discussed in another bulletin. Page 26.
4. Such seed will not only yield more in bushels per acre but also larger potatoes. Page 31.
potatoes, seed potatoes, tubers, South Dakota crops
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Hume, A.N. and Champlin, Manlet, "Selection and Preparation of Seed Potatoes in the Season of 1912" (1913). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 140.