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SDSU Extension’s Soybean Week Dives into Pest Management, Soil Health and 2021 Outlook

BROOKINGS, S.D. - In 2020, South Dakota producers planted 4.95 million acres of soybeans, accounting for 30% of the state’s total planted acres. Soybeans are a major commodity for South Dakota in terms of both acres planted and sales value. This month SDSU Extension will spend a full week on soybean production during the Crop Hour webinar series.

“Soybean week will cover all of areas of pest management, from weeds to disease and insect control. In addition, the week will cover soil fertility management and look at best management practices when selecting a variety and planting date. The week will wrap up with a look at the soybean market and 2021 market outlook.”

— Adam J. Varenhorst, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist

Participants are invited to join the SDSU Extension team January 19-22 from 10 to 11 a.m. CST each day to hear the latest on soybean production:

Each week SDSU Extension’s Crop Hour will cover a different area of agronomic production, from field crops and forages to water and weather. The webinar series began January 5 and will conclude March 26.

There is no fee to attend but participants will need to register for the weekly webinars on the SDSU Extension Crops page. Confirmation Zoom links and reminders will be emailed to attendees.

Educational credits (CEU’s) will be available for Certified Crop Advisers for each session.

For more information about the webinar series and to view the weekly topics and speakers, visit the Crops page on the SDSU Extension site.