This community houses work produced by South Dakota State University graduate students. The collection includes both born digital ETDs, and digitized versions of printed theses and dissertations from 1883 to 2012.
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    ETDS from 1949

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    Devitalization of Weed and Cereal Seeds by a Radio Frequency Generator, Dwight Lambert

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    A Study of the Heel Flies, Hypodermia Lineatum Devillers and Hypoderma Novis DeGeer, in South Dakota, John A. Lofgren

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    Systems of Producing Fat Yearlings for South Dakota, William Clark McCone

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    A Study of the Marketing of Feeder Cattle and Calves by the Farmers and Ranchers of South Dakota, 1947, Charles C. Micheel

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    A Study of the Mechanical and Economical Problems Involved in Converting a Farm Tractor from Gasoline Fuel Type to a Liquified Petroleum Type, Dennis Leroy Moe

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    Stress Analysis by Photoelastic Methods, Herald K. Palmer

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    Separation of the Selenium Compounds in Seleniferous Plant Protien Hydrolysates by Paper Partition Chromatography, Arnold L. Smith

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    The Apparent Digestibility by Steers of a Wintering Ration Consisting of Prairie Hay Cut at Three Different Stages of Maturity Supplemented with Oats and Soybean Oil Meal, George Emmett Staples

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    An Amplidyne Voltage Regulator, Junis Oliver Storry

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    Cytological Observations of the F1 and Two Backcross Generations of T.Vulgare X Agropyron Spp., Donald L. Thompson

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    An Improved Method for the Determination of Crude Fiber and Nitrogen Extract of Feeds, Robert Alvin Wilcox

    ETDS from 1948

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    Lignin, Cellulose and Crude Fiber Changes in Maturing Western Wheatgrass: (Agropyron smithii Rybd.), Chester R. Anderson

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    An Analysis and Interpretation of the Results of the Iowa Every-Pupil Test in Correctness in Writing as Evidenced by Brookings, S. Dak. High School and a Lesser Analysis and Interpretation of the Understanding Basic Social Concepts Test, Virgil A. Bell

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    Responses of Oats and Barley to 2.4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2.4-D), Lyle A. Derscheid

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    The Problem of Recreation for the Blind and a Survey of Present Conditions, Howard H. Hanson

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    A Study Comparing the Educational Proficiency of the One-Room Rural School Graduates and the Town Elementary School Graduates Found in the Freshman and Sophomore Classes of Six East Central High Schools in South Dakota, William V. Hass

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    Trends in Land Use and Crop Production 12 Federal Reclamation Projects Northern Great Plains, Earl F. Hodges

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    The Relative Accuracy of One-Day and Three-Day Weights of Range Cows, Leroy Henry Holt

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    Some Effects of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid on the Nitrogen and Carbohydrate Metabolism of the Corn Plant, Clifford H. Hullinger

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    A Study of some Factors Influencing Alfalfa Seed Production, John Harold Miller

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    The Apparent Digestibility of Prairie Hay Harvested at Three Stages of Maturity, Arnold Bernard Nelson

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    The Yielding Ability of Bulked F2 Barley Crosses and Parents in Comparative Yield Trials, Walter Lowell Nelson

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    Carcass Differences in Inbred Lines and Linecrosses of Swine, Ellis Andine Pierce

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    The Effect of Grubs (Hypoderma lineatum and Hypoderma bovis) and Various Treatments for Grubs on Cattle in the Feed Lot, Odell L. Reinertson

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    A Study of Achievement Made by Freshman Students of Vocational Agriculture Studying Soils in High School Vocational Agriculture Departments in Southeastern South Dakota Determining Achievement by Means of a Pre-Test and End-Test, R. Milton Rich