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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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Oct 21

Sustaining the Legacy @ Rapid City

Join South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and industry professionals for a 2-day Estate Planning and Farm Succession Conference.

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Nov 15

Sustaining the Legacy @ Aberdeen

Join South Dakota State Univeristy (SDSU) Extension and industry professionals for a 2-day Estate Planning and Farm Succession Conference at the Ramkota (1400 8th Ave. NW) in Aberdeen from Nov. 15-16.

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Nov 19

2021 Ag Economic Dialogues: November

Join us for a free webinar on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. CST.