Department of Plant Science
Barley is one of the few crops which can be grown statewide in South Dakota. It grows well in our climate, can be produced dryland or irrigated, is seldom subject to frost damage, costs about half as much as corn to produce, and lends itself well to mechanization in all phases handling. It is a dual purpose crop; it can be sold for the malting premium or used profitably as feed grain for livestock.
South Dakota barley, barley varieties, barley harvesting
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Price, P., "Barley in South Dakota: Cultural Practices, Harvesting, Varieties, Utilization, Services" (1979). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 666.