Utah's agriculture has passed definitely out of its pioneer period. Single-cropping, whether to wheat, to potatoes, or to sugar-beets, during the past few years has been forced from its last stronghold. The earmarks of mature agriculture are already visible. Of these, there are four important ones: (1) the production of both crops and livestock; (2) careful manuring and irrigation; (3) good crop rotations; and (4) the use of high-grade parental stock, that is, prepotent sires for livestock and strong and healthy seed for crops.
Stewart, George and Tingey, D. C., "Bulletin No. 200 - Maintaining Potato Yields by Hill Selection" (1927). UAES Bulletins. Paper 165.