Department of Plant Science
Grasslands of South Dakota total about 28 million acres and are one of the most important but least appreciated sources of agricultural income in the state. When best varieties of most productive species are combined with proper management, grassland yields can be greatly increased - in some instances more than doubled. This bulletin reports selected comparative grass yield research in grassbreeding and pasture projects over the past 30 years. Locations of these tests are designated on Figure 1 which also indicates average annual precipitation.
grass performance variety selection
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Ross, J. G. and Kruger, C. R., "Grass Species and Variety Performance in South Dakota" (1976). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 647.