Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State University, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
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Variety selection is a fundamental element in a sound crop production program. This report contains variety recommendations, descriptions, and yield data for the spring-seeded small grains – hard red spring wheat, oat, and barley – along with the fall-seeded small grain, hard red winter wheat. Key factors in variety selection include yield, yield stability, maturity, straw strength, height, test weight, quality, and disease resistance. Yield is an important factor; however, a variety with good disease resistance, straw strength, and high grain quality may be more profitable in some cases than the highest yielding variety. Disease resistance information is based on reactions to prevalent races of a disease. Disease resistance is not constant and new races may develop over time.
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State University and United States Department of Agriculture, "Small Grains: 2002 Variety Recommendations, 2001 Crop Performance Results" (2002). SDSU Extension Circulars. 440.