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Harvesting Wheat

All Harvesting Wheat Content

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

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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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Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results

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

Winter wheat.

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.

Winter wheat.
Aug 24

33rd Annual Draper Winter Wheat Meeting

The Jones County Crop Improvement Association, along with SDSU Extension, will host the 33rd Annual Winter Wheat Meeting at the City of Draper Auditorium (Draper, SD 57531), starting at 6:30 p.m. CDT on August 24.

SDSU West River Research Farm land.

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.

Sunset over two grain bins in a field.

Inspecting Grain Bins After a Windstorm

Due to their high profile and light structure, metal grain bins are highly susceptible to wind damage. View a step-by-step guide for inspecting them in the aftermath of a windstorm.

Grain bin damaged by a windstorm.

Salvaging Feed Grain From Damaged Storage Structures

The windstorm that hit South Dakota on May 12, 2022 left an extensive damage in its wake, including damage to grain bin structures. Taking prompt action can help minimize value loss in stored grain.

A John Deere Max Emerge XP corn planter behind a Case IH Magnum 335 with AFS precision farming system.

Why Precision Agriculture?

When precision agriculture comes into a conversation a few questions arise. Three of those questions might be: What is precision agriculture? How does precision agriculture make our farm more profitable? What do I do with all this data?

A sprawling wheat field with gray, mostly cloudy skies in the background.

Small Grain Pre-Harvest Options

Consider pre-harvest herbicide applications in crop ground planted with small grains that are grown for seed or forage. Dense weed populations may inhibit harvest, therefore proper control of them early in the growing season is best.