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Sorghum

All Sorghum Content

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Crops

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

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Round Bale Storage Conservation

Fact sheet discussing conservation of round bale storage.

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Determining Sorghum Seeding Rate

Seeding rate can have significant impacts on sorghum yields.

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Prussic Acid Poisoning

As the first frost date approaches, producers often have concerns about the risk of prussic acid poisoning in livestock. Certain forage plants, especially sorghums and related species are associated with an increased risk of death loss because of prussic acid poisoning.

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Prussic Acid Precautions

During periods of drought, it is important to aware of the factors that can be a concern during these conditions, specifically nitrates and prussic acid. It is important to take precautions when using feeds that could contain one or both compounds.

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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.

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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.

Farmer standing over insecticide jug in wheatgrass field

A Ban or New Rules for Chlorpyifos May Be Coming Soon

Recently, a federal appeals court gave the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a 60-day deadline to either ban insecticides containing chlorpyrifos or set new guidelines for its use.

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An identification guide for Sorghum Insect Pests in South Dakota

Pictorial guide for common insect pests of sorghum in South Dakota.