South Dakota ranks second in the production of durum wheat, third in the production of spring wheats and tenth in total production of wheats. In yields per acre, South Dakota ranks lower than it should. The yield per acre, and consequently the net profit per acre, can be increased by good cultural practices, better crop rotations, planting adapted varieties, and by the control of diseases. Many wheat growers are also lamenting the fact that the quality of wheat grown has gradually decreased during recent years. This is caused mainly by the enormous increase of weeds, the mixing of varieties and the lack of control of diseases. Good cultural practices, good rotations, and disease control not only increase yield per acre but also improve the market quality at the same time.
wheat, wheat varieties, wheat yields
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
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