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A spring wheat field with young wheat emerging.

When is it Too Late to Plant Wheat?

April of 2018 may go down as one of the coldest on record. Typically spring fieldwork begins in South Dakota in early April or even March.

Wheat, Crop Management

A wet, tilled field in early Spring with pools of water from melting snow

Cool and Wet Spring Slowing Down Planting Season 2018

December 18, 2018

Spring is slow to come this year, as late season snowstorms continue to impact South Dakota.

Crop Management

screened image of South Dakota State University campus with News text

Herbicide Considerations for Cover Crop Planting in 2018

December 19, 2018

Long residual pre-emergent or early post-emergent herbicides may cause stand reduction or complete failure of cover crops.

Crop Management

A combine harvesting soybeans at sunset.

Trade Impacts on Soybeans

Agricultural trade agreements were first established in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), legal treaty signed initially by 23 nations in 1947. The purpose was to promote international trade by reducing barriers such as tariffs.

Soybean, Crop Management, Markets/Prices, Economics

A red tractor and seed drill planting in a no-till field.

Project to Study Soil Health Economics in South Dakota

Soil degradation has become one of the most pressing global issues, because of its adverse effects on world food security, environment and quality of life.

Soil Health, Conservation, Crop Management, Cover Crops, Economics

A green tractor planting soybeans in a field that's ready to plant.

SDSU Extension Research Looks at Growing Early Maturing Soybeans

December 28, 2018

One management strategy soybean growers can implement to reduce risk associated with Mother Nature is to grow soybeans with varying maturity ratings.

Soybean, Crop Management

A John Deere Max Emerge XP corn planter behind a Case IH Magnum 335 with AFS precision farming system.

Why Precision Agriculture?

When precision agriculture comes into a conversation a few questions arise. Three of those questions might be: What is precision agriculture? How does precision agriculture make our farm more profitable? What do I do with all this data?

Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Precision Agriculture, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Sunflower

Barry H. Dunn

Feb. 16 Precision Agriculture Workshop to Highlight South Dakota Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic

December 18, 2018

Ag producers and pheasant enthusiasts are invited to learn how cutting-edge farming practices can work to provide more income while enhancing habitat. The Precision Agriculture Workshop at the 2018 National Pheasant Fest in Sioux Falls offer insights into the industry on Friday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

Crop Management

A green combine harvesting wheat.

Factors Affecting Wheat Production Decisions: Producer survey findings

Recent USDA data shows that during the past 3 years acres devoted to wheat production continue declining in both South Dakota and North Dakota (USDA, 2018). South Dakota wheat acres experienced a remarkable decrease of 31.5% during the past 3 years, compared with a relatively mild drop of 16.4% by North Dakota.

Wheat, Crop Management

A green combine harvesting corn.

Do Big Yields Mean Big Money?

December 28, 2018

Do you believe the highest yields return the greatest profit? Are you managing for maximum yields? Do you attempt to manage your corn crop for the highest yields as a result of what yield contest winners say?

Corn, Crop Management, Soil Health, Economics, Crop Treatments