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Grain Bin Safety Improvements

One major area of concern during fall harvest is producer safety in and around grain bins. Let’s examine some of the changes that producers could make to their current bins, which will help make them safer.

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Agricultural Safety Around Overhead Lines

Every year farmers are injured or killed in electricity-related accidents. Assessing the electrocution hazards around your farm and fields and developing a safety plan for your operation can save lives.

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

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At-Harvest and Post-Harvest Weed Management Tactics in Wheat

Many pre and postemergence herbicides did not adequately control weeds during the 2023 growing season due to early dry and hot conditions. Despite the poor control, there are still options to implement at-harvest and post-harvest to help manage weeds.

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The SDSU Extension team provides unbiased, research-based information to help wheat growers make decisions to improve yields and profits.

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Salvaging Drought-Stressed Small Grains

South Dakota producers often must consider whether to abandon plans to harvest small grain as a cash crop and pivot to harvesting as forage. Learn some factors to keep in mind when evaluating salvage options.

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COVID-19 Tips for Farms and Ranches

Continuing to keep employees and family members healthy through the COVID-19 pandemic will require extra effort as you enter the busy time of fall harvest.

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Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results

The 2022 spring wheat reports include data from 10 locations with regional summaries.

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SDSU Extension 33rd Annual Winter Wheat Meeting To Be Held August 24

August 19, 2022

SDSU Extension, in collaboration with the Jones County Crop Improvement Association, will host the 33rd Annual Winter Wheat Meeting in Draper, South Dakota, on August 24 at 6:30 p.m. CDT.

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SDSU Extension to Host West River Field School June 29

June 08, 2022

The West River Field School will focus on the diverse nature of agriculture in western South Dakota and provide attendees with an opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment with SDSU Extension specialists.