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There are times when farmers need unbiased answers. That’s what we are here for. The SDSU Extension team provides unbiased, research-based information to help soybean growers make decisions to improve yields and profits.

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.

Farming is all about timing. Use our research-based resources for planting, growing and harvest.


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View recommendations for managing common soybean diseases.

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Not all bugs are bad. Learn how to identify and manage insects that impact soybean production.

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Use our resources to properly control weeds in your field.

Featured Resources

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Best Management Practices for Soybean Production

This is your unbiased, research-based guide to soybean production to help increase yield, reduce input costs and protect your investment.

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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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Soybean Variety Trial Results

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

Upcoming Events

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Jan 18

Crop Hour: Soybean Webinars

Would you like to learn more about soybean management? Join us Jan. 18, 19 and 20 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

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Jan 20

Commercial Applicator Training @ Sioux Falls Ag Expo

SDSU Extension will host commercial applicator training during the Sioux Falls Ag Expo.

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Jan 25

Commercial Applicator Training @ Aberdeen

SDSU Extension will host commercial applicator training in Aberdeen at the Dakota Event Center.