Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent blizzards and record-breaking rain.
Winter wheat planting season is soon at hand. Questions often abound on the issue of fertilization rates, timing and placement. Over the years, a lot of research has focused on starter fertilizers or split-applying nitrogen (N) and other nutrients. In general, phosphorus placed with the seed has been shown to increase tillering and total grain yield. Nitrogen is more uncertain, due to the possibility of salt burn and the associated yield losses.
January 10, 2019
The SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources team will host workshops during the Sioux Falls Farm Show, January 23-25, 2019 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center (1201 Northwest Ave).
The South Dakota 2019 Pest Management guides are now available for free. The guides offer recommendations for controlling weeds, insects, and diseases in a variety of South Dakota crops.
With a very challenging harvest in many parts of south and southeastern South Dakota this year, farmers were faced with difficult decisions. Wet, unfrozen ground in many areas and high grain moisture forced many farmers had to make a decision: harvest the wet grain, or let it stand in the field.