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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.

an oat field with healthy, green oat plants growing throughout

Plant Growth Regulator Reduces Height, Lodging in Oats

With the goal of reducing lodging in oats, SDSU Extension and a research team initiated a multi-location trial in 2018 growing season to study the effects of plant growth regulator (PGR) on oat performance.

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

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.

soybean pods

2018 Field Plot Summaries for Soybeans: Plant Disease and Fungicide Trials

This is a summary of soybean field research studies that were conducted in 2018. The purpose of these studies was to assess efficacies of fungicides for foliar disease management and nematicides/seed treatment products for nematode management. The studies were conducted on growers’ land in Brookings and Volga Research Farm.

oats

2018 Field Plot Summaries for Oat and Sorghum Foliar Disease Management Trials

An oat crown rust integrated management trial and a sorghum foliar fungicide trials were conducted to determine the efficacy of fungicides to manage crown rust and fungal diseases in oat and sorghum respectively. Crown rust is one of the most devastating diseases of oat in the state. Stragego fungicide was applied at three different timings to determine the most effective timing for crown rust management. For sorghum, the study investigated the efficacy of two different rates of Nexicor for managing sorghum foliar diseases. The oat field experiment was maintained at Northeast Research Farm (NERF), Southeast research farm (SERF) and Volga research farm. The sorghum experiment was at Volga.

corn field with sunrise in the background

2018 Field Plot Summaries for Corn: Fungicide Trials

This document contains results of corn field trials conducted during the 2018 growing season to evaluate foliar fungicides to manage various corn diseases. The research studies were conducted at Volga and Southeast Research Farms. Weather conditions at the two research farms are different which in turn influenced the level disease development.

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Fungicide Resistance: Risk and Management

What is fungicide resistance?
Fungicide resistance can be defined as when a pathogen population is no longer sensitive or has reduced sensitivity to the fungicide that used to control the same pathogen.

a tractor in a field spraying soybeans
Jan 08

2019 Private Applicator Certification

SDSU Extension will host Private Applicator training sessions at various locations across South Dakota.

Chemical Safety, Cover Crops, Crop Treatments, Crop Management, Corn, Forage, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat