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Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent blizzards and record-breaking rain.

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a winter wheat field in late winter with noticable flooding in the distance

Effects of Spring Flooding in Winter Wheat

How does spring flooding impact winter wheat survival? Plants in general get impacted by water-logged conditions due to lack of oxygen.

a wet, snow-covered field with deep ruts in the soil

Stuck in a Rut: How to Deal With Field Ruts this Spring

As spring approaches, planting comes to mind, and for many, this means deciding what to do about last fall’s field ruts.

tall Palmer Amaranth plants
Mar 26

Palmer Amaranth: ID, Management and Elimination

SDSU Extension will be hosting an informational meeting on March 26 at 1:30 PM CDT at the Phoenix Center (117 S. Main St., Onida, SD 57564).

Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Corn, Soybean, Wheat

Implications of Excessive Soil Moisture for Disease Development in Winter Wheat

Although it is too early to start thinking about disease issues in winter wheat at this time, current flooding in some areas may have implications on diseases that may develop on winter wheat.

sun rising over a cornfield. several grain bins are in the background.

Marketing Mindset Change

Marketing for profit may not seem new to producers, but the way they look at their marketing plans should be.

green tractor next to a machine shed with farm equipment inside it

Overproducing us Out of Business

There seems to be a misconception nowadays in much of the public that in order for agriculture to be sustainable in the future, there is a need to go organic. Organic agriculture can be sustainable, but so can traditional agriculture.

aerial view of South Dakota farm and surrounding land

Pest & Crop Newsletter

SDSU Extension publishes the South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter to provide growers, producers, crop consultants, and others involved in crop production with timely news pertinent to management of pests, diseases, and weeds in South Dakota.

Man wearing a long-sleeved shirt and waterproof gloves loading pesticide-contaminated clothing into a washer. Courtesy: NDSU Extension

How to Properly Launder Insecticide-Contaminated Clothes

It is important to prevent insecticide exposure from occurring when laundering contaminated or potentially contaminated clothing.

White glove made out of barrier laminate material.

Keep Your Hands Protected When Working With Insecticides!

One common misconception is that all chemical-resistant gloves provide the same amount of protection from insecticide products.

mixture of cover crops planted next to a corn field

Cover Crop Usage in South Dakota is on the Rise

The number of South Dakota producers who use cover crops has been increasing at an accelerating rate over the past ten years.