The soils of Southeastern South Dakota are a vital agricultural resource. Recently, questions about expanding irrigated potato production into Bon Home, Hanson, Hutchinson, Douglas, Charles Mix, and Gregory Counties have been asked by state government officials and business leaders. Soils vary greatly in their suitability for sprinkler irrigated potato production. As a result of this concern, a study was initiated to identify soil limitation and suitability for sprinkler irrigated potato production. The soils in five southeastern counties were evaluated for both dryland and sprinkler irrigated potato production earlier (1984). This bulletin is meant to point out potential areas and not provide detailed site information. It is designed to serve as a guide for county, state, and business officials as they explore the potential for irrigated potato production in Southeast South Dakota.
South Dakota State University
Malo, D.D., "Soil and Climatic Limitations for Sprinkler Irrigated Potato Production in Six South Central South Dakota Counties" (1985). Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletins (1939-2011). 79.