Summary of Bulletin
Quack grass possesses root-stocks of a distinctly brownish yellow color. In addition to the thickness and toughness of the covering, this color is helpful in distinguishing quack grass from other grasses that also possess root-stocks. Page 497.
Any methods for eradicating quack grass must take into account: (1) the prevention of leaf growth, and (2) the destruction of root-stocks. Page 500.
Methods of Destruction
(1) Hand digging.
(2) Tarred-paper or mulching.
(3) Summer fallowing. Page 500
All of these men have followed some modification of the '' summer-fallow system.'' The experience all supports the observation that July and August cultivation is more effective than cultivation at any other time. Page 507.
A cultivated crop (after such summer fallowing) is the logical final step, in completing eradication. Page 507.
By figuring the cost of continued cultivation all summer, it will be found that they expended $15.00 per acre. Page 506.
It should be borne in mind that a number of sheep could have been purchased with the amount of money invested by those farmers who worked on eradicating Quack grass from cultivated fields. Page 508.
Western wheat grass. Page 511
quack grass, western wheat grass, couch grass, native grasses
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Hume, A.N. and Sloan, L.S., "Quack Grass and Western Wheat Grass" (1916). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 170.