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Soybean

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.

Topics

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Diseases

View recommendations for managing common soybean diseases.

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Insects

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

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Weeds

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

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

Upcoming Events

Left: Soil from long-term no-till field, exhibiting good soil aggregation through clumping and smaller pieces of soil. Right: Soil from conventionally managed field that included tillage and crop residue removal. Notice the soil is lighter brown, indicating lower organic matter, and the pieces of soil are in larger chunks with no visible indication of clumping or structure.
Dec 09

Got Salinity? Virtual Discussion

SDSU Extension would like to invite the public to a virtual discussion about saline issues on December 9 at 10 a.m. CST.

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Dec 10

South Dakota Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Meeting

The SD Soil and Water Conservation Society will be hosting a free online conference on December 10 at 1 p.m. CST.