The position of winter rye as a well-established crop in South.Dakota is indicated by the fact that substantial acreages are sown each year. Such position for winter rye results from the fact that it is a comparatively sure crop, capable of producing fair yields when seeded over wide range of time and conditions. Yields from seeding at different dates at the experiment substation at Highmore indicate that under usual circumstances maximum yields can be secured from seeding at the optimum date, September 15. In seasons when rainfall is abnormally high or abnormally low the the safest method of handling seed of winter rye would be to delay seeding for some weeks after the optimum date until conditions are favorable. This delay in seeding winter rye in order to avoid possible loss of valuable seed is warranted on the basis of fairly good yields secured from later seeding.
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South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Hume, A.N.; Hardies, E.W.; and Franzke, C., "The Date of Seeding Winter Rye when the Ground is Dry or Wet" (1926). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 220.