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South Dakota Pest Management Guides

The South Dakota Pest Management guides are now available for free. The guides offer recommendations for controlling weeds, insects, and diseases in a variety of South Dakota crops.

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Crop Hour

SDSU Extension will deliver a series of virtual Crop Hour webinars Jan. 11 through Mar. 3, every Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CST.

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Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training

Those who apply pesticides for hire or as a government employee that applies pesticides while performing work duties, must have a commercial applicator license.

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Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Private applicator certification is required before an agricultural producer can purchase or use a restricted use pesticide.

Upcoming Events

Jan 18

Beef Quality Assurance @ Clear Lake

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification training for cattle producers needing to certify or re-certify. Producers from any state may attend a SD BQA certification training and receive their BQA certification.

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Jan 18

Crop Hour: Soybean Webinars

Would you like to learn more about soybean management? Join us Jan. 18, 19 and 20 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

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Jan 20

Commercial Applicator Training @ Sioux Falls Ag Expo

SDSU Extension will host commercial applicator training during the Sioux Falls Ag Expo.