The Latest

Upcoming Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events

Back to homepage

South Dakota

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

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
South Dakota Soybeans: White Mold Development – Is Your Field at Risk?

South Dakota Soybeans: White Mold Development – Is Your Field at Risk?

👤By Emmanuel Byamukama, South Dakota State University Plant Pathologist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

White Mold in Soybeans According to USDA-NASS crop progress report for the week of July 17, 49% of the soybeans in South Dakota are at flowering. The flowering growth stage is also the time when white mold infection is initiated.

Read Full Article
South Dakota Soybeans: Dry Conditions May Mean More Soybean Cyst Nematodes

South Dakota Soybeans: Dry Conditions May Mean More Soybean Cyst Nematodes

🕔Jul 18, 2017

Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) in S.D. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of the soybean growing area in South Dakota is currently under abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions as of the week of July 10. While these conditions

Read Full Article
South Dakota Soybeans: New Insecticide Labeled for Soybean Aphid Management

South Dakota Soybeans: New Insecticide Labeled for Soybean Aphid Management

👤By Adam Varenhorst, Patrick Wagner, and Amanda Bachmann, South Dakota State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 18, 2017

This year, soybean aphids have the potential to reach population densities that exceed the economic threshold of 250 aphids per plant. It is likely that insecticides will be applied to many soybean fields to prevent yield loss. Pyrethroid-Resistant Soybean Aphids

Read Full Article
South Dakota Corn, Soybeans: Making Cropping Decisions After Hail Storms

South Dakota Corn, Soybeans: Making Cropping Decisions After Hail Storms

👤By Sara Berg, South Dakota State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 17, 2017

Recent hail storms have brought crop injury in isolated parts of South Dakota. We always hope the old ‘white combine’ adage does not come true, but there is no stopping mother nature. For those effected by serious hail damage, sometimes

Read Full Article
South Dakota Corn: Drought and Heat Effects on Crop Production

South Dakota Corn: Drought and Heat Effects on Crop Production

👤By Jonathan Kleinjan, South Dakota State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 11, 2017

Nearly every season in South Dakota there are periods of hot, dry weather in at least part of the state. If this hot and dry weather occurs during corn pollination and fertilization, negative effects on yield may be substantial. Yields

Read Full Article
South Dakota Corn: Late Season Frost Damage? What Should You Do?

South Dakota Corn: Late Season Frost Damage? What Should You Do?

👤By Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Field Agronomist 🕔Jul 6, 2017

The early morning of June 25th brought unusually cold temperatures to many areas of North Central South Dakota. The low temperatures resulted in damage to corn fields across the region. In many cases the damage was restricted to low areas

Read Full Article
South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

👤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?

Read Full Article
South Dakota Soybeans: Scout Fields for Root Rot Diseases

South Dakota Soybeans: Scout Fields for Root Rot Diseases

👤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

Read Full Article