The South Dakota 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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SDSU Extension publishes the South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter to provide growers, producers, crop consultants, and others involved in crop production with timely news pertinent to management of pests, diseases, and weeds in South Dakota.
A guide of common dung beetles of South Dakota.
January 03, 2020
SDSU Extension will host private pesticide applicator trainings throughout South Dakota beginning in early January through March.
SDSU Extension to Host Winter Agronomy Meetings and Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings in Southeast South Dakota
January 03, 2020
SDSU Extension will host winter agronomy meetings in Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Yankton in January 2020.
SDSU Extension will host private pesticide applicator trainings throughout the southeast region of South Dakota beginning in early January through March.
Please join us for a Winter Agronomy Meeting this January! Each agronomy meeting is paired with a private pesticide applicator training and includes free lunch.
October 09, 2019
With many flooded and saturated fields in South Dakota this fall, harvesting silage before corn dries past desired moisture levels or frost occurs may be a challenge for some producers.
2019 has been a year fraught with challenges for ranchers across South Dakota. Abundant precipitation is usually a blessing, however, wet conditions coupled with a cool spring followed by warmer temperatures has caused another problem across the rangelands of South Dakota: ergot poisoning.
What do we do if it is time to wean calves, but the pen isn’t ready? That can be a real concern during wet fall seasons, such as 2019. Putting calves into muddy pen conditions is far from desirable, but holding calves on the cows deep into fall increases the risk of adverse winter weather and tends to pull body condition off the cows.