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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 wheat 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.


A close-up of two wheat leaves showing light yellow streaks, a symptom of wheat streak mosaic virus.


View recommendations for managing common wheat diseases.

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

Kochia growth spreading amongst a patch of soil.


Use our resources to properly control weeds in your field.

Featured Resoures

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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.

Wheat blade exhibiting brown, crusting strip rust pustules running laterally throughout the blade.

Wheat Diseases Identification Pocket Guide

Accurate plant disease identification is the first step in designing effective and sustainable disease management programs. The purpose of this guide is to provide information on how to recognize wheat diseases and also to provide possible management options.

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Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results

The 2021 winter wheat reports include data from 11 locations with regional summaries.

Upcoming Events

Color-coded drought monitor map of South Dakota. As of July 27, north-central South Dakota is facing extreme drought, while the rest of the state is under abnormally dry to severe drought conditions. A small portion of the southwest has adequate moisture.
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Drought Hours in August

Stay ahead of drought impacts with climate updates, business insights and the latest research-tested management tips for farms, ranches and properties of all sizes.