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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?

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Livestock: USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken Montana, Dakotas

Livestock: USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken Montana, Dakotas

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.  All or parts of these states are experiencing severe or extreme drought conditions – indicated as categories D2

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Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 22, 2017

With most of the country’s corn and soybeans in the ground, insects and diseases are ramping up in their usual summer fashion. Some Midwest and Mid-South growers are facing rising Japanese beetle populations, and soybean aphid populations also are picking

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Drought: Upper Plains Call for Emergency Haying, Grazing in CRP Acres – DTN

Drought: Upper Plains Call for Emergency Haying, Grazing in CRP Acres – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The National Farmers Union and state affiliates in the Northern Plains are calling on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres. In a letter to Perdue, National Farmers Union wrote that farmers

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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

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South Dakota Corn, Soybeans: Breakeven Yield Levels for 2017

South Dakota Corn, Soybeans: Breakeven Yield Levels for 2017

👤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

👤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

👤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

👤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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Dow Enlist Corn Available in U.S. for 2018; China Approves Import

Dow Enlist Corn Available in U.S. for 2018; China Approves Import

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Enlist corn will be commercially available in the United States for the 2018 growing season. Dow AgroSciences announced the launch today after the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China approved the import of grain produced from corn

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