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SDSU Extension Hosts Workshops During Sioux Falls Farm Show

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).

Soybean, Crop Management, Crop Treatments

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SDSU Extension Releases 2019 Pest Guides

January 08, 2019

SDSU Extension recently released the 2019 South Dakota Pest Management Guides which are available to South Dakotans at no cost.

Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Sorghum, Sunflower, Oilseed, Crop Treatments, Oats, Flax, Field Pea

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2019 South Dakota Pest Management Guides

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.

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During the growing season, iGrow provides weekly production recommendations.

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Current Conditions Favor Disease Development in Spring Wheat

December 18, 2018

South Dakota's spring wheat crop is at risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB) or scab development, said Emmanuel Byamukama, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist.

Wheat, Crop Treatments

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Collaborating for Research-Based Solutions: SDSU Extension and South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU

December 18, 2018

As a young child growing up on his family's diversified farm in Uganda, Africa, this unanswered question frustrated Emmanuel Byamukama. It also sparked an interest in agricultural research which eventually led to his career as a South Dakota State University Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist.

Crop Treatments, Soybean

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Plant Disease Management Decisions to Make Before Planting

For most plant diseases, in-season management choices are very limited. In fact, there are no in-season management options available for diseases caused by nematodes, viruses, and bacteria.

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New Multi-State Extension Publication: Managing Insecticide-Resistant Soybean Aphids

The first pyrethroid resistant soybean aphids were reported in Minnesota in 2015. Since then, pyrethroid resistant soybean aphids have been reported in Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In an effort to address resistance, researchers from those states have put together a new extension publication.

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All Straight Dicamba Products Now Restricted Use in South Dakota

Starting April 30, 2018 all dicamba products that are not a mixture but instead straight dicamba are restricted use in South Dakota. This will mean all applicators will need to keep spray records of use and place of application.

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Pre-emergence Herbicide Program is Always A Good Idea

December 19, 2018

To prevent weed resistance, it is always good to start with a pre-emergence program, said Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.

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