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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.


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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.

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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.

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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

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May 20

2022 Private Applicator Training Online Course

Private applicators may complete this online course to renew their license between now and October 31, 2022.

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May 20

Ag Economic Dialogues - May

This free, 1-hour webinar was created to assist farmers and ranchers in making the best and most profitable decisions for their operations.