Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1948

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agronomy

Abstract

The alfalfa seed producing areas of the United States, during the past decade, have become increasingly more limited and the chances of obtaining satisfactory seed yields have become more and more uncertain. At one time, South Dakota enjoyed an enviable position in alfalfa seed production. In 1929, South Dakota reached its peak in alfalfa seed production when 50,000 acres of alfalfa were harvested for seed with a production of over 100,000 bushels of alfalfa seed. For the nine year period, 1925 through 1933, South Dakota ranked within the top ten states of the United States as an alfalfa seed producer. Following this period, however, production declined until at the present time the state ranks far from the top. The present demand for alfalfa seed, both local and eastern markets, causes South Dakota to feel this loss keenly.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Alfalfa

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-26)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

30

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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