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Green soybean plant with white mold present on the stem and pod.

Start of Flowering Is the Ideal Time for White Mold Management in Soybeans

Some early planted soybeans are starting to flower (R1 growth stage). One soybean disease that needs to be managed at this growth stage is white mold.

Small, green soybean aphids on a green, soybean stem with pink flower.

Don’t Get Surprised. Start Scouting for Soybean Aphids.

Soybean aphid populations have been observed in neighboring states and in very small populations in South Dakota. It is a good reminder that soybean aphid scouting should occur throughout the growing season to prevent population outbreaks and yield loss.

An adult, brown-to-black millipede feeding on a green leaf.

Millipedes May Be Responsible for Reduced Soybean Stands in 2020

When we think of millipedes, it is usually as a nuisance pest indoors. However, there have been reports in South Dakota and neighboring states of millipedes being more than just a nuisance in 2020.

Green canola plants infested with false chinch bugs with dying leaves.

False Chinch Bugs Are Active in Canola

We have received reports of false chinch bug populations in canola this week. Heavily infested canola fields will sometimes appear drought stressed, but closer inspection reveals that false chinch bugs are the culprits for the wilting plants.

Four photos depicting field progress for corn, winter wheat, oats and soybean as of July 2, 2020.

Follow the Fields Tour

Follow the field crops during the 2020 growing season.

Sunny field with large puffy clouds and blue sky
Aug 06

Pest and Crop Q&A Webinar

SDSU Extension will host a Pest & Crop Q&A Webinar on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at noon CDT /11 a.m. MDT.

Sunny field with large puffy clouds and blue sky
Jul 30

Pest and Crop Q&A Webinar

Join us Thursday, July 30, 2020 at noon CDT /11 a.m. MDT for this week's Q & A Session.

Sunny field with large puffy clouds and blue sky
Jul 23

Pest and Crop Q&A Webinar

Join us Thursday, July 23, 2020 at noon CDT /11 a.m. MDT for this week's Q & A Session.

Sunny field with large puffy clouds and blue sky
Jul 16

Pest and Crop Q&A Webinar

Join us Thursday, July 16, 2020 at noon CDT /11 a.m. MDT for this week's Q & A Session.

SDSU Extension Winter Wheat Variety trials. One plot is showing more yellowing and stress than other plots.
Jun 26

Plot Tours @ Crop Performance Testing Winter Wheat Trials

SDSU Extension will be hosting ‘open house’ tours for the Crop Performance Testing Winter Wheat Trials at various locations throughout the state.