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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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Barley Variety Trial Results

In 2019, Barley trial was planted at one location in South Dakota.

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Round Bale Storage Conservation

Fact sheet discussing conservation of round bale storage.

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2020 Plant Disease Summaries for Small Grains

A number of field trials were implemented in the 2020 growing season with the general objective of assessing various disease management practices suitable for South Dakota growers and the Great Plains.

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Proso Millet Trial Results

In 2020, proso millet trials were conducted in 1 location in South Dakota.

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Ask Our Food and Family Experts

If you have a question related to food or families, our team of experts is ready to help.

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Considerations for Increasing Wool Value

The wool market continually rewards those who emphasize high-quality production. Efforts to increase wool clip value can be made through regular management practices and proper wool clip preparation at shearing.

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South Dakota 4-H Missed Deadline Agreement

Form for missed deadlines for State 4-H Events

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Weed Control: Pulse Crops

Weed competition can cause significant yield reduction in pulse crops. Pulse crops are weak competitors with weeds, therefore planning an effective weed control program is one of the keys to profitable production.

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Production and Utilization of Field Peas in South Dakota

Guide to field pea production and utilization in South Dakota