Skip to main content

Growing Soybeans

All Growing Soybeans Content

Harvested cornfield in winter.

Crops

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

soybean pods

Soybean

SDSU Extension is your partner to increase yields and improve efficiency.

sunflower field

Sunflower & Oilseeds

There are times when sunflower producers need unbiased answers. That’s what we are here for.

oats

Cover Crops

The benefits of planting cover crops are numerous. 

Two large grain bins next to a recently harvested field of soybeans.

Managing Production Costs To Boost Soybean Profitability

Soybeans are one of the major crops in South Dakota in terms of both acres planted and sales values. To determine the potential to increase net profit from soybean production, individual producers are encouraged to compare their own yields and input costs with benchmark levels.

soybean pods

Soybean Variety Trial Results

11 location reports are available for soybean, conventional soybean and liberty link soybean crop performance testing results.

A small pile of harvested non-gmo soybeans on a grey cloth.

Want a Premium Price? Weed Control In NON-GMO Soybeans

Many emotions set in on farmers that hear the word “non-GMO”, but it could help them in times like today when prices are low for many farm products in South Dakota.

Four photos depicting field progress for corn, winter wheat, oats and soybean as of August 31, 2020.

Follow the Fields Tour

Follow the field crops during the 2020 growing season.

A map of South Dakota counties shaded to indicate the year for which the soybean cyst nematode was detected.

HG Type Testing: A Management Strategy for Soybean Cyst Nematode Control

Have you noticed lower soybean yielding areas in your field? Soybean cyst nematode may be to blame. Fall, and especially after soybean harvest, is the best time to sample soil and have it tested for soybean cyst nematode.

One-month precipitation outlook map for September 2020. South Dakota has a 40-50% chance of below-normal precipitation.

September 2020 Climate & Drought Outlook

Summer has its last hurrah the first week of September before we see potential for our state’s first freeze of the fall season, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.