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David Karki

SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist


SDSU Extension Watertown Regional Center
1910 West Kemp Ave
Watertown, SD 57201

David supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as an SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist based in Watertown. He is also the South Dakota Coordinator of USDA-SARE.

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Watertown Regional Center

Also by David Karki

Spring wheat field with wheat emerging in early spring.

Latest Recommended Planting Dates for Spring Wheat in South Dakota

A major question that producers have been asking is, “How late can wheat be planted in South Dakota without a significant reduction in yield potential?” See our latest recommendations for those considering late planting this May.

Color-coded drought monitor map of South Dakota. As of March 22, northwest to southeast South Dakota are facing severe drought to abnormally dry conditions, while the northeast is under normal conditions.

Agronomic Considerations for Moisture Deficit Conditions

The current soil moisture stress in South Dakota could be more pronounced than we have seen in last few years. If this continues, cropping decisions may need to be adjusted for the upcoming growing season.

Oats growing in a no-till field.

Planting Considerations for Oats in South Dakota

South Dakota is a leading oat producer in the United States. Learn some important oat planting tips, including timing, variety selection, seeding rate and fertilizer management.