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South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

πŸ‘€By Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

As plans are made to enroll new land into CRP, several things need to be considered to insure a good experience for all parties involved. One question to ask yourself is what is the condition of the ground right now?

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South Dakota Soybeans: Scout Fields for Root Rot Diseases

South Dakota Soybeans: Scout Fields for Root Rot Diseases

πŸ‘€By by Emmanuel Byamukama, Febina Mathew, Connie Strunk, and Connie Tande, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Root Rots Developing in Soybeans Root rots are starting to develop in soybeans. The most common root rot observed currently is Phytophthora root rot (PRR). Rhizoctonia root rot is showing up as well but to a lesser degree. The number

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South Dakota Corn, Soybeans: Breakeven Yield Levels for 2017

South Dakota Corn, Soybeans: Breakeven Yield Levels for 2017

πŸ‘€By Alvaro Garcia, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 20, 2017

The 2016 U.S. crop-year showed record acreage for soybeans and a large acreage for corn. The combination of more acres, warm temperatures, and adequately-timed rainfall events, resulted in also record yields. According to the NASS stocks for corn and soybeans

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South Dakota Sorghum: Wireworms Busy Reducing Stands

South Dakota Sorghum: Wireworms Busy Reducing Stands

πŸ‘€By Adam Varenhorst, Patrick Wagner, and Amanda Bachmann, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 16, 2017

Sorghum and milo planting are well under way in South Dakota, and we are starting to receive reports of stand issues with some earlier planted fields. Upon inspection, these fields were found to have patches where it appeared the seed

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South Dakota: Understanding Drought, Heat Stress in Crops

South Dakota: Understanding Drought, Heat Stress in Crops

πŸ‘€By David Karki, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 16, 2017

Despite significant technological advancement in modern agriculture such as improved genetics, modern chemistries to control pests, equipment to aid in efficiency, and several other up-to-date management strategies, we still largely depend on nature to maximize crop production and profitability. Weather

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South Dakota: 1st Soybean Aphid Populations Detected

South Dakota: 1st Soybean Aphid Populations Detected

πŸ‘€By Adam Varenhorst, Patrick Wagner, Amanda Bachmann, Philip Rozeboom, Brady Hauswedell, and Cole Dierks, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Soybean aphid populations were fairly sparse in 2016; however, some fields still reached the 250 threshold and were sprayed. Historically, soybean aphids tend to be more of an issue during odd numbered years. Soybean aphids may be more of an

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South Dakota Corn: Time to Scout Borders for Stalk Borer

South Dakota Corn: Time to Scout Borders for Stalk Borer

πŸ‘€By Adam Varenhorst, Laura Edwards, Patrick Wagner, and Amanda Bachmann, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Corn throughout South Dakota has either emerged or is beginning to emerge. During this time, it is important to scout border rows for the common stalk borer. The common stalk borer is considered a minor and occasional pest in South

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South Dakota Corn and Soybeans: Planting into Fields with White Grub History

South Dakota Corn and Soybeans: Planting into Fields with White Grub History

πŸ‘€By Adam Varenhorst, Patrick Wagner, and Amanda Bachmann, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

In many areas of Central South Dakota, true white grubs (Figure 1) have caused serious damage to pastures and range over the last few years. In the affected areas, patches of damage vary in size from a few square feet

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South Dakota Wheat: The Fusarium Head Blight Prediction System Is Active

South Dakota Wheat: The Fusarium Head Blight Prediction System Is Active

πŸ‘€By Emmanuel Byamukama, Shaukat Ali, and Laura Edwards, South Dakota State University 🕔May 24, 2017

Winter wheat is starting to head. It is important to monitor weather conditions from when wheat is heading until flowering to decide the need for fungicide application to manage Fusarium head blight (FHB). Wheat is most susceptible to FHB around

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South Dakota Corn: Time to Start Scouting for Black Cutworms

South Dakota Corn: Time to Start Scouting for Black Cutworms

πŸ‘€By Adam Varenhorst, Patrick Wagner, and Amanda Bachmann, South Dakota State University 🕔May 24, 2017

There are several important early season insect pests that can severely injure corn while it is in its early vegetative stages. One of the more destructive of these pests is the black cutworm. Black cutworms are migratory moths that migrate

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