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South Dakota: Wheat Production Declines – Why?

South Dakota: Wheat Production Declines – Why?

👤By Tong Wang, South Dakota State University; and David Hennessy and Hongli Feng, Michigan State University 🕔Jan 30, 2018

Recent USDA data shows that during the past 3 years acres devoted to wheat production continue declining in both South Dakota and North Dakota. As indicated in Table 1, South Dakota wheat acres experienced a remarkable decrease of 31.5% during

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South Dakota Corn: Do Big Yields Mean Big Money?

South Dakota Corn: Do Big Yields Mean Big Money?

👤Written collaboratively by Anthony Bly, Sara Berg and David Karki. 🕔Jan 6, 2018

Do you believe the highest yields return the greatest profit? Are you managing for maximum yields? Do you attempt to manage your corn crop for the highest yields as a result of what yield contest winner’s say? Maybe you have

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Tillage – Yield Booster Or Penalty? South Dakota Adds To Debate.

Tillage – Yield Booster Or Penalty? South Dakota Adds To Debate.

👤Written collaboratively by Anthony Bly, Sara Berg and David Karki, South Dakota State University 🕔Jan 5, 2018

The discussion of grain yields and different tillage practices needs to start in producers’ fields. Grain yield comparisons and results from un-biased research are very important for making agronomic decisions that include tillage; however, producers need to put these practices

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South Dakota: Cash Rents Under Pressure – 7 Factors for Landowners to Consider

South Dakota: Cash Rents Under Pressure – 7 Factors for Landowners to Consider

👤By Jack Davis and Shannon Sand, South Dakota State University Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Cash rents are under pressure as farm incomes continue to decrease. This leads to the question, “How do I determine a fair cash rent for my farm?” The expected return from producing crops on a farm parcel is the overriding

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South Dakota Soybeans: Fall’s the Best Time to Sample Soil for Soybean Cyst Nematode

South Dakota Soybeans: Fall’s the Best Time to Sample Soil for Soybean Cyst Nematode

👤By Emmanuel Byamukama, Connie Strunk, and Connie Tande, South Dakota State University Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Soybean harvest is nearing as most, if not all, soybeans have turned color or dropped leaves. Fall time is the best time of year to sample and test the soil for soybean cyst nematode (SCN), the number one silent yield

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South Dakota: Palmer Pigweed – Now’s the Time to Scout

South Dakota: Palmer Pigweed – Now’s the Time to Scout

👤By Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University Extension Weed Specialists 🕔Sep 6, 2017

It is close to three years now since the first palmer amaranth was found in South Dakota. Since that time there are about a dozen confirmed sites in the state. Now is the time of year to be looking for

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South Dakota: Planting Winter Wheat Into Dry Soil

South Dakota: Planting Winter Wheat Into Dry Soil

👤By Christopher Graham, South Dakota State University Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 6, 2017

The most recent drought monitor still shows much of Western South Dakota in varying stages of drought with the worst conditions centered on eastern Meade and Pennington into Haakon and Ziebach counties. As a result, many farmers may find themselves

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South Dakota Soybeans: Thistle Caterpillars Chewing Up Crops – Round 2!

South Dakota Soybeans: Thistle Caterpillars Chewing Up Crops – Round 2!

👤By Adam Varenhorst, Patrick Wagner, and Amanda Bachmann, South Dakota State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 25, 2017

About a month ago, we were seeing thistle caterpillars in soybean, but they were not causing enough defoliation to be of much concern. A couple of weeks ago, we saw very large populations of painted lady butterflies in parts of

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South Dakota Wheat: Managing Residue to Prevent a Green Bridge

South Dakota Wheat: Managing Residue to Prevent a Green Bridge

👤By Ruth Beck, Adam Varenhorst, Emmanuel Byamukama, Patrick Wagner, Paul O. Johnson, and Dwayne Beck, South Dakota State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Many wheat fields in South Dakota were cut for hay this year due to drought conditions and the need for hay. In some fields where moisture was adequate or rainfall has occurred, wheat and weeds are growing back. Deciding what

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South Dakota Soybeans: Bacterial Blight on the Increase in Some Fields

South Dakota Soybeans: Bacterial Blight on the Increase in Some Fields

👤By Emmanuel Byamukama and Connie Tande, South Dakota State University 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Bacterial blight was found in several soybean fields scouted in Brookings, Deuel and Moody counties. Recent heavy storms and/or hail injury may have increase the prevalence of bacterial blight. As the weather heats back up, typically over the optimum 75

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