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Planting Wheat

All Planting Wheat Content

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


Cover Crops

The benefits of planting cover crops are numerous. 

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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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Jan 30

Small Grain Crop Hour

January 30-February 1: Wheat diseases, insects, variety trials, nutrient management, and seed certification

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Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results

The 2023 spring wheat reports include data from 10 locations with regional summaries.

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Grasshoppers May Cause Problems for Winter Wheat During Fall 2023

As winter winter begins emerging, it is important to monitor field edges for grasshopper activity and feeding injury. This is especially true in areas where large populations have been observed throughout the summer.

A female Hessian fly on a blade of wheat.

Hessian Fly: Winter Wheat Planting Date Considerations

As winter wheat planting rapidly approaches, there are many factors that should be considered. One of those factors is choosing a planting date to avoid Hessian fly issues. Learn some expert tips for selecting a safe planting date for your region.

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Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results

The 2023 winter wheat reports include data from 14 locations with regional summaries and one forage trial results.

yellow-green grasshopper with black chevron markings on its hind leg sitting on a tan surface.

Grasshoppers May Be an Issue for Winter Wheat This Fall

We have recently observed large populations of grasshoppers in Southeast and Western South Dakota. Due to their destructive feeding habits, it is very important to monitor their populations prior to and during winter wheat planting.

Wheat field with poor stand emergence.

Assessing Winter Wheat Stands

After long, tough winters, producers often have concerns about winter wheat stands. Learn some tips for assessing plant stands and deciding what to do with your wheat plantings this spring.