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.
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.
Fertilizer Recommendation Guide
SDSU Extension fertilizer recommendations are based on field research in South Dakota and neighboring states.
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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Forage Field Day @ Southeast Research Farm
SDSU Extension, Nebraska Extension, the Northern Plains Forage Association, and I-29 Moo University will host a forage field day on Monday, August 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Southeast Research Farm (29974 University Road, Beresford, SD 57004).
Northeast Research Farm Field Day
The South Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station at SDSU will host a field day at the Northeast Research Farm near South Shore, South Dakota on July 13, 2023.
Southeast Research Farm Field Day
The South Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station at SDSU will host a field day at the SDSU Southeast Research Farm near Beresford, South Dakota on July 11, 2023.
Dakota Lakes Research Farm Field Day
The South Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station at SDSU will host a field day at Dakota Lakes Research Farm on June 29, 2023.
Time to Start Scouting for Bean Leaf Beetles
With soybean emergence underway, the next concern is early-season bean leaf beetle defoliation. Learn some expert tips for scouting and managing them before they impact yields.
Considerations for Postemergence Herbicides
Postemergence herbicide applications can protect your crop yields by limiting in-season weed competition. Learn everything you need to know before firing up your sprayer.
Potato Leafhoppers Arriving Early This Season
Potato leafhoppers are already active in alfalfa due to prevalent south winds and above-average temperatures. Learn some tips for scouting and managing them before they impact yields.