Department of Plant Pathology, Department of Agronomy
In 1948, M. W. Adams and G. Semeniuk recognized the economic potential of introducing alfalfa into ranges and pastures of the more arid parts of South Dakota. They initiated a breeding program directed toward developing very hardy, disease resistant alfalfas which would persist indefinitely when grazed by livestock. Travois is an outgrowth of that program and is believed to meet these requirements.
Travois Alfalfa, grazing alfalfa
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Rumbaugh, M. D.; Moore, S. R.; and Colburn, J. D., "Travois: An Alfalfa for Grazing" (1965). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 525.