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Crop Management

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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.

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.

Sectioned field of rye

Join SDSU Extension for two days of rye production, usage training

January 30, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension will host two days of Rye Production and Utilization Workshops on Feb. 15-16 in two South Dakota communities.

A sprawling green field of field pea plantings

Field Pea Variety Trial Results

In 2022, field pea trials were planted at two location in South Dakota.

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New Forage Association to Host Kick-Off Meeting in January

January 25, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is proud to announce that the newly formed Northern Plains Forage Association will hold its first formal meeting this month during the Sioux Falls Farm Show.

Oats growing in a no-till field.

SDSU Extension to kick off Crop Hour webinar series in January

January 23, 2023

Starting Jan. 24, crop producers can hop online from 10 to 11 a.m. CST every Tuesday through Thursday to hear the latest information in crop management and agronomic research from SDSU Extension.

A sprawling sorghum field ready for harvest

Sorghum Trial Results

In 2022, sorghum trials were conducted in 2 location in South Dakota.

Row of cattle swatch grazzing along a fenceline in a field.

Swath Grazing

Swath grazing can be utilized with various crops and can improve utilization of the crops for feed, while decreasing fuel, harvest and feeding costs and also improving soil health.