South Dakota: Pre-Emergence Herbicide Program Is Always A Good Idea

🕔Apr 11, 2018To prevent weed resistance, it is always good to start with a pre-emergence program, said Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.

South Dakota: Wheat Production Declines – Why?

🕔Jan 30, 2018Recent 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 […]

South Dakota Corn: Do Big Yields Mean Big Money?

🕔Jan 6, 2018Do 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 […]

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

🕔Jan 5, 2018The 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 […]

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

🕔Oct 4, 2017Cash 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 […]

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

🕔Oct 4, 2017Soybean 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 […]

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

🕔Sep 6, 2017It 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. […]

South Dakota: Planting Winter Wheat Into Dry Soil

🕔Sep 6, 2017The 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 […]

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

🕔Aug 25, 2017About 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 […]

South Dakota Wheat: Managing Residue to Prevent a Green Bridge

🕔Aug 4, 2017Many 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 […]

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