Agricultural Surveys -- South Dakota
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85002405
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Found in: South Dakota State Archives
Identifier: ACC 2015-092:
Scope and Contents Black stem rust (BSR) is a fungus which migrates from barberry plants to cereal crops including wheat, oats, rye, and barley. A BSR epidemic in 1916 made it clear that further action was necessary in order to prevent devastating crop loss. In 1918, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began a barberry eradication program with the cooperation of thirteen north-central states, including South Dakota. The program provided funding for surveys which identified and removed BSR-susceptible...
Dates: 1918 - 2014