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Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent blizzards and record-breaking rain.

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Pest & Crop Newsletter

SDSU Extension publishes the South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter to provide growers, producers, crop consultants, and others involved in crop production with timely news pertinent to management of pests, diseases, and weeds in South Dakota.

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Jan 08

2019 Private Applicator Certification

SDSU Extension will host Private Applicator training sessions at various locations across South Dakota.

Chemical Safety, Cover Crops, Crop Treatments, Crop Management, Corn, Forage, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat

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SDSU Extension Releases 2019 Pest Guides

January 08, 2019

SDSU Extension recently released the 2019 South Dakota Pest Management Guides which are available to South Dakotans at no cost.

Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Sorghum, Sunflower, Oilseed, Crop Treatments, Oats, Flax, Field Pea

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Sunflower Hybrid Variety Trial Results

In 2018, oilseed hybrid sunflower trials were planted at five locations in South Dakota.

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2019 South Dakota Pest Management Guides

The South Dakota 2019 Pest Management guides are now available for free. The guides offer recommendations for controlling weeds, insects, and diseases in a variety of South Dakota crops.

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Sunflower & Oilseeds

There are times when sunflower producers need unbiased answers. That’s what we are here for.

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Crops

During the growing season, iGrow provides weekly production recommendations.

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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?

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Soybeans & Sunflowers: Alternative Cattle Forages

Alternative forages like soybean silage or hay, and sunflower silage, can help stretch conventional forage supplies and help avoid overgrazing pasture.

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What Are Those Small Brown Things Sticking Out of Sunflower Heads?

A few days ago, I received a couple of calls about small orange/tan colored sacs sticking out of sunflower heads and small black spots on heads. The brown structures are sunflower seed maggot pupae and the damage described is caused by its larvae.