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.
There have been questions regarding spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 through drinking water.
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.
In 2020, proso millet trials were conducted in 1 location in South Dakota.
Summary report of X-ray scanning confirms soil health benefits from conservation practices.
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.