The Delta Area, in which most of the alfalfa-seed investigations and crop studies reported in this bulletin were conducted, is located in Millard County which is in the west-central part of Utah. This area lies in the Sevier Desert, within the eastern boundary of the Great Basin in the northeastern part of the county.
Parts of the area, particularly the farming sections near the towns of Oasis, Deseret, and Hinckley, have been among the oldest and most consistent alfalfa-seed producing sections of the United States. The peak of alfalfa-seed production in Millard County was reached in 1925, when approximately 14,000,000 pounds of alfalfa-seed was produced.
Whornham, George, "Bulletin No. 268 - Alfalfa Seed Investigations and Other Crop Varietal Studies: Millard County, Utah 1929 to 1933 (Inclusive)" (1936). UAES Bulletins. Paper 229.