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Ruth Beck

SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist

605-773-8120

SDSU Extension Pierre Regional Center
412 W Missouri Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

An agronomist with a diverse set of responsibilities that include private applicator training, central and western SD field school, no till management, cover crops, wheat, sunflower, sorghum, peas and lentils. I work an area that includes most of central and west central SD and write numerous iGrow articles each year.

Also by Ruth Beck

Field with purple flax flowers

Herbicide Residual Effects on Cover Crops after Wheat

Fact sheet about herbicide residual effect on cover crops after wheat.

A green combine that has caught fire in the field.

Avoiding Field Fires During Fall Harvest

With dry and drought conditions in the late summer and fall, crops dry down rapidly and harvest starts early. The climate outlook may be favorable for an uninterrupted run at harvest. However, the risk of fires during harvest is always a concern for farmers.

Green and brown grasshopper with two yellow lines that originate on the head and meet on the abdomen.

Grasshoppers May Be an Issue for Winter Wheat This Fall

Large grasshopper populations have been observed in Central South Dakota. These populations have required management in other crops and should be monitored prior to and during winter wheat planting.