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Crops

As South Dakota’s farmers know, many factors go into raising successful crops. SDSU Extension’s team works to boost farmers’ yields and profits by providing access to research-based information, resources and local agronomic information.

Collaborating with South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU throughout the growing season, our team showcases local data collected from test plots in a field near you.

Crop Hour

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SDSU Extension will be taking its crop clinics off road this winter to deliver a series of virtual Crop Hour webinars. Starting Jan. 5, every Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. CST, participants are invited to take their coffee break online to hear the latest in crop management and agronomic research from SDSU Extension. 

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Each presentation is recorded. View past Crop Hour webinars on YouTube.

Featured Resources

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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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Fertilizer Recommendation Guide

SDSU Extension fertilizer recommendations are based on field research in South Dakota and neighboring states.

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Best Management Practices for Corn Production

iGrow Corn is your unbiased, research-based guide to corn production, providing the latest recommendations to help increase yield, reduce input costs and protect your investment.

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Upcoming Events

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Mar 02

Crop Hour: Sunflower Webinars

Would you like to learn more about sunflower varieties, pollinators and weed and pest control? Join us Mar. 2, 3, 4 and 5 at 10 a.m. CST.

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Mar 09

Crop Hour: Understanding SDSU Extension Agronomy Research Webinars

Would you like to learn more about ag research and our current projects? Join us Mar. 9, 10, 11, and 12 at 10 a.m. CST.

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Mar 16

Crop Hour: Water, Weather and Climate Webinars

Would you like to learn more about water, weather and climate issues impacting agriculture? Join us Mar. 16, 17, 18, and 19 at 10 a.m. CST.