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SDSU Extension to host third annual Specialty Crop Field Day in Brookings

September 06, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension’s horticulture team invites everyone to attend the 2023 Specialty Crop Field Day.

Drought-stressed cornfield.

Valuing Drought-Stressed Corn Silage

Salvaging failed crops as silage for livestock can be a “win-win” for both crop growers and livestock owners. Learn how you can use data to improve the odds of finding a value that is fair to both parties.

Bird's eye view of Dakotafest

SDSU Extension booth at 2023 Dakotafest to feature livestock, soil and range experts

August 07, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension experts will be at the 2023 Dakotafest to provide information on a range of agricultural and economic issues, from the use of prescribed fire to livestock to weed and soil management.

aerial view of South Dakota farm and surrounding land


During the growing season, SDSU Extension provides weekly production recommendations.


Oat Variety Trial Results

In 2022, oat trials were planted at 9 locations, forage summary and a regional summary in South Dakota.

Aerial view of test plots at the Volga Research Farm.

SDSU Extension to host Integrated Pest Management Field School on July 25

July 18, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension will host the 2023 Integrated Pest Management Field School from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT on July 25 at the SDSU Volga Farm south of Volga, South Dakota.

Map of the location of the Precision Cover Crop Demonstration day

SDSU Extension to co-host Precision Cover Crop Demonstration Day on July 20

July 14, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a Precision Cover Crop Demonstration Day starting at 9 a.m. on July 20, 2023, near Brookings.

SDSU Extension Climate Outlook: Cool temperatures likely to continue in May

April 21, 2023

Temperatures are likely to remain cooler than average in May for northern South Dakota, according to a recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.

A sprawling sorghum field ready for harvest

Sorghum Weed Control

Early competition, especially from grass, is critical for successfully controlling weeds in sorghum. There are preemergence as well as postemergence herbicides available for this crop. Early treatment provides the best control of broadleaved weeds with crop stage also being a critical factor for some postemergence treatments.

Harvested cornfield in winter.

Crop Hour

SDSU Extension will deliver a series of virtual Crop Hour webinars Jan. 24 through Mar. 2, 2023, every Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CST.