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Nearly one out of every three dollars generated by South Dakota agriculture starts in a corn field. Two of every three rows of corn become ethanol.

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During the growing season, SDSU Extension provides weekly production recommendations.

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Monitoring Corn Nutrient Deficiencies: The Traditional and Precision Ag Approach

To maximize growth and productivity, plants require 17 different nutrients.

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Chilling Injury

Concerned about row crop emergence due to cool spring weather? Learn what crops are most vulnerable to chilling injury and how you can mitigate risk during spring planting.

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2019 Survey South Dakota Corn Nutrient Management Practices

Data from the 2019 survey South Dakota farmers was used to examine how local and operational characteristics such as geographic location within SD, tillage practice, and farm size were related to the adoption of various nutrient management practices.

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South Dakota Fertilizer Rate Guidelines Calculator for Corn, Soybean, and Wheat

Calculator for Fertilizer Guidelines for Corn, Soybean and Wheat in South Dakota

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Updating Corn Nitrogen Fertilizer Rate Recommendations in South Dakota

Fact sheet updating corn Nitrogen Fertilizer Rate Recommendations in South Dakota.

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Best Management Practices for Corn Production

iGrow Corn is your unbiased, research-based guide to corn production, providing the latest recommendations to help increase yield, reduce input costs and protect your investment.

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Corn Hybrid Trial Results

In 2022, corn hybrid was conducted at eight location, conventional corn hybrid and corn silage were conducted at two locations throughout South Dakota.

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Drought and Heat Effects on Corn Production

Nearly every season in South Dakota there are periods of hot, dry weather in at least parts of the state. While we have no control over the weather, producers can prepare for drought stress by using proactive practices.