Department of Botany and Entomology
The Co-operative Range and Forage Experiments at Highmore were begun in 1899 in co-operation with the Division of Agrostology of the United States Department of Agriculture. Increased funds supplied both by the Department of Agriculture and the State have been of great advantage in carrying out the experiments already begun. The following brief summary will indicate a few of the results already obtained :
1. Nevada Blue Grass, Feather Bunch Grass, Western Wheat Grass and Brome Grass have given promise of being useful for range renewal. No perennial has yet been found which will give a satisfactory yield of hay.
2. Several Annuals have shown themselves to be very drought resistant and to give satisfactory yields under adverse conditions. Sorghums, corns and millets, in the order named, are the most to be recommended for winter feed.
3. Rape when cultivated has done well, yielding as high as fourteen tons of green fodder per acre.
4. Both manuring and pulverizing of native "over-fed" prairie have caused a great increase in the yield of hay per acre.
The following is the report of Mr. L. W. Carter, who is in charge of this work:
grasses, legumes, drought resistant forages, Highmore Substation S.D., forages
South Dakota Agricultural College, Experiment Station
Saunders, D.A., "Drought Resistant Forage Experiments at Highmore Substation" (1902). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 74.