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

Several wrapped bales of hay lined up near a barn.

Round Bale Storage Conservation

Fact sheet discussing conservation of round bale storage.


Cover Crops

The benefits of planting cover crops are numerous. 

other crops

Other Crops

South Dakota’s fertile landscape is home to a diversity of crops.


Oat Variety Trial Results

In 2020, oat trials were planted at ten locations, one organic, one forage oat and a regional summary in South Dakota.

Oat leaf with very low crown rust.

Crown Rust of Oats

Fact sheet on Crown Rust of Oats for agronomist and growers.

Oat plants exhibiting crown rust symptoms.

Does Crown Rust in Oats Cause Problems for Livestock?

When wet, cool conditions predominate in the spring, crop producers may have to deal with crown rust in oats. When this crop disease is abundant, questions from livestock producers arise. Could crown rust in oats harm livestock if it’s present on pasture or in hay?

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Jun 24

2021 Dakota Lakes Research Farm Field Day

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host Field Day on June 24.

Oat leaf with very low crown rust.

Oat Crown Rust Risk Low This Year

Oat fields recently scouted were found with very low levels of crown rust. This is primarily due to warm and dry weather conditions that we are currently experiencing.

A group of people standing in a wheat test plot

SDSU Extension to Host Small Grain Variety Tours

June 08, 2021

On June 17, South Dakota State University Extension will kick off its annual statewide Small Grain Variety Tours in Ideal.