Department of Chemistry
Of late much interest is manifested in Sugar Beets for this state. This is caused by the probably early erection of Sugar Beet factories in the state. Many inquiries are received at this station in regard to the whole subject. It is in answer to these inquiries that this Bulletin is issued. While long and tedious tables of the different data now at hand is purposely omitted the statements herein are backed by data secured during the long and painstaking investigations that have been made. Many people are not aware of the work that has been done with Sugar Beets at this station and one of the most insistent questions asked, relates exactly to that point. This question will be fully answered. The firsst work done was in 1888 and it continued until the close of 1892. It was resumed in 1897 and continued through 1898. The work was then discontinued until 1907 when it was resumed in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, Dr. C.O. Townsend acting for the department. This cooperative work was carried on until the spring of 1912, when this station again took full charge.
sugar beet, seed production, pedigreed sugar beet
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Shepard, J.H., "Sugar Beet Culture in South Dakota" (1913). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 142.