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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.

Corn

Nearly one out of every three dollars generated by South Dakota agriculture starts in a corn field. Two of every three rows of corn become ethanol. It’s the most planted crop in South Dakota, and a strong partner in the production of livestock. Best management practices for corn production, developed at SDSU, are your window to enhanced profitability. During the growing season, iGrow give you daily production recommendations to help you earn more money

Soybeans

In South Dakota, soybean production for 2010 totaled 157.3 million bushels. The average yield was 38.0 bushels per acre with acres for harvest, at 4.14 million. iGrow is designed to offer producers the current information they need to maximize production

Wheat

In 2011, there were 2.81 million acres of wheat in South Dakota. Of that, winter wheat represented 1.6 million acres, and spring wheat totaled 1.2 million acres. iGrow Wheat gives you variety recommendations, as well as current recommendations to deal with diseases, insects, weeds, and fertility.

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Variety Trial Results

corn field with sunrise in the background

Corn Variety Trial Results

In 2018, corn and corn silage were conducted at seven locations throughout South Dakota.

Corn, Crop Management

soybean pods

Soybean Variety Trial Results

13 location reports are available for soybean, conventional soybean and liberty link soybean crop performance testing results.

Soybean, Crop Management

wheat field

Wheat Variety Trial Results

The 2018 wheat reports include winter wheat data from 15 locations and 11 spring wheat trials.

Wheat, Crop Management

A sprawling green field of field pea plantings

Field Pea Variety Trial Results

In 2018, field pea trials were planted at four locations in South Dakota.

Field Pea, Crop Management

oats

Oat Variety Trial Results

In 2018, oat trials were planted at eight locations in South Dakota.

Oats, Crop Management

sunflower field

Sunflower Hybrid Variety Trial Results

In 2018, oilseed hybrid sunflower trials were planted at five locations in South Dakota.

Sunflower, Oilseed, Crop Management

Upcoming Events

A snow-dusted corn stand.
Jan 16

2019 Winter Agronomy Meeting @ Tyndall

SDSU Extension will host an agronomy meeting on Jan 16 at 2:30 PM CST at the Tyndall Community Center (1609 Laurel St., Tyndall, SD 57006).

Soybean, Wheat, Corn, Oats, Oilseed, Sorghum, Sunflower, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Economics

Jan 17

2019 No-Till @ Wall

SDSU Extension will host a no-till meeting on Jan 17, 2019 at 9:30 AM MST at the Wall Community Center, Grand Hall (501 Main St., Wall, SD 57790).

Corn, Wheat, Crop Management, Conservation, Soil Health

A snow-dusted corn stand.
Jan 31

2019 Winter Agronomy Meeting @ Burke

SDSU Extension will host an agronomy meeting on Jan 31 at 9 AM CST at Burke Civic Center (822 Main Street, Burke, SD 57523).

Soybean, Wheat, Corn, Oats, Oilseed, Sorghum, Sunflower, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Economics

A snow-dusted corn stand.
Jan 14

2019 Winter Agronomy Meeting @ Mitchell

SDSU Extension will host an agronomy meeting on Jan 14 at 9 AM CST at the MTI Technology Center Amphitheater (1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD 57301).

Soybean, Wheat, Corn, Oats, Oilseed, Sorghum, Sunflower, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Economics