At the South Dakota station experiments were made with seeds from green, sun ripened and normal fruit, with cuttings and with different methods of training and prnning the plauts, with the following snmmary of conclusions: 1. There is not enough gain to warrant the additional trouble and expense of sowing tomato seeds before March 1, and for the ordinary field erop they should not be planted later than the middle of March. 2. Single stem training makes the erop earlier, but reduces the quantity materially. ü. Seeds from green fruits gave larger fruits and a greater weight of fruit per plant than sun ripened or normal. 4. Cuttingsare decidedly earlier and more productivo during the early part of theseason than normal or parent plants. 5. Pruning plants before setting in the field rtrtards maturity of the fruit.