Department of Agronomy
Winter wheat production in South Dakota has been constantly on the decline since 1916. In that year 2,775,000 bushels were produced. The crop reporter reports the 1920 production at a figure of 1,325,000 bushels less. At the same time the acreage decreased by 75,000 acres. Spring wheat also shows a steady decrease in production since 1918. The yield in 1916 was low. The decrease in spring wheat production based upon the highest year's average is 63.2 per cent, while, basing our calculation upon the highest year's production on winter wheat we have a decrease of only 47.7 percent. This in encouraging for the winter wheat growers of South Dakota when compared with that of spring wheat.
winter wheat, wheat breeding, wheat selection, South Dakota wheat
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Evans, A. T. and Janssen, G., A.T. and Janssen, G., "Winter Wheat In South Dakota" (1922). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 200.