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Crops

During the growing season, iGrow provides weekly production recommendations.

Corn, Cover Crops, Forage, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Silage, Pollinators

A grain storage bin.

Grain Storage: Climate Inside The Bin

December 28, 2018

Grain storage begins with harvest, as drying and storage go hand-in-hand.

Corn, Soybean, Crop Management

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Grain Storage Equipment Preparation

December 18, 2018

Making sure that products store well begins before harvest, said Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.

Crop Management, Corn, Soybean, Markets/Prices

A John Deere Max Emerge XP corn planter behind a Case IH Magnum 335 with AFS precision farming system.

Why Precision Agriculture?

When precision agriculture comes into a conversation a few questions arise. Three of those questions might be: What is precision agriculture? How does precision agriculture make our farm more profitable? What do I do with all this data?

Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Precision Agriculture, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Sunflower

A green combine harvesting corn.

Do Big Yields Mean Big Money?

December 28, 2018

Do you believe the highest yields return the greatest profit? Are you managing for maximum yields? Do you attempt to manage your corn crop for the highest yields as a result of what yield contest winners say?

Corn, Crop Management, Soil Health, Economics, Crop Treatments

A group of people in a soybean field with white insect nets

Attendees Learned About Insects at the IPM Field School

December 18, 2018

The 2017 IPM Field School was at the Southeast Research Farm during the third week of July. One of the sessions that attendees participated in was “Insect Management: Techniques for Scouting and Identification of Insect Pests.”

Corn, Soybean

A lush field with corn, soybean, and forage rotation.

Crop Diversification Potential: Improving Soil Health & Farm Profitability

Two-year corn-soybean rotation coupled with heavy chemical inputs has become the routine practice of agricultural production in the Midwestern United States. According to USDA/NASS data, corn and soybean prices received by producers in South Dakota both reached the peak levels of $7.39 and $16.00 per bushel, respectively, in August, 2012.

Corn, Soybean, Soil Health, Crop Management, Cover Crops, Wheat, Oats

Cover Crop Adoption: Farmers’ perceived benefits & barriers

Cover crops are generally defined as crops planted between cash crops to cover and protect the soil. Some demonstrated benefits of cover crops include: reduced soil erosion, increased soil organic matter, increased biological diversity, increased nitrogen supply, and weed control. Depending on the farmers’ objectives, different species of cover crops can be planted. For example, if a farmer’s main objective is to increase nitrogen supply, then legume cover crops best suited to the farm area should be selected.

Cover Crops, Crop Management, Soil Health, Field Pea, Corn, Soybean, Wheat

A large pile of silage on a farm lot.

High-Quality Silage Making & Safe Practices: Both are necessities

Throughout the forage growing season many producers are putting up silage piles. To this point they have been predominately forages such as haylage or small grain silage; however, we will soon be moving into corn silage cutting season.

Farm/Ranch Human Resources, Equipment Safety, Silage, Corn, Crop Management

A soybean field with notisable yellowing and browning on a section of plants.

Replanting Considerations

Every season weather events such as hail or flooding can damage or destroy previously planted crops in all or in portions of fields. In May or even early June, many producers will replant these areas. As the end of June approaches, the window for replanting narrows and producers may want to do a more careful evaluation of whether or not to replant.

Corn, Soybean, Crop Management