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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.

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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Jul 09

Southeast Research Farm Field Day

Attend the Southeast Research Farm field day on Tuesday, July 9, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. CDT at the Southeast Research Farm (29974 University Road, Beresford, SD 57004). The farm is located six miles west and three miles south of Beresford.

Aerial view of test plots at the Volga Research Farm.
Jul 23

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Field School

SDSU Extension will host a free Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Field School on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CDT at the SDSU Volga Research Farm (21200-, 21298 464th Ave., Volga, SD 57071). The farm is located about 2 miles south of Volga.