Wheat was one of the first crops grown by early Utah settlers. It has since occupied an important place in the agriculture of the state. While wheat is almost the only crop grown successfully on dry-lands, it is also important under irrigation. Thirty per cent of the wheat acreage of Utah in 1929 was spring-sown, which produced 44 per cent of the state's production. Eighty-seven per cent of the spring wheat acreage was grown under irrigation, this acreage producing 92.3 per cent of the total spring wheat crop. Thirty-eight per cent of Utah farmers were growing spring wheat in 1929; this wheat was grown in all ,counties of the state except one, the percentage of farmers growing this crop at that time ranging from less than 1 per cent in Washington and San Juan Counties to 64 per cent in Emery County; yet Emery County ranks about sixth in acreage and eighth in production.
Tingey, D. C. and Woodward, R. W., "Bulletin No. 262 - Comparative Yields of Spring Wheat Varieties in Utah" (1935). UAES Bulletins. Paper 219.