Mid-Summer Weed Management

Weeds poking above canopied soybeans are more than just an aggravation for farmers. They could signal the need for weed management plan adjustments.

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Best Bean Practices: Dry Conditions for Weed Control

Drought conditions have continued to spread across South Dakota over the past few weeks. The most recent drought monitor shows that more than 90 percent of state is experiencing abnormally dry conditions and drought. In the Best Bean Practices videos below Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator, shares more about weed management in dry conditions.

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Weed Management

Scouting is all about early detection. And when it comes to weed detection, sooner is always better. The key to successful weed management is identifying resistance early, when the infestation can still be controlled.

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Advancements for the Field

Farming has always been about getting the most production from inputs and efforts. Today’s implements offer more tools than ever to maximize efficiency. Each year, equipment companies roll out new products. Here is a sampling of new tools available from top manufactures for 2017.

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Scout It Out: Five Tips for Effective Pest Management

Proper crop scouting provides invaluable information farmers can use to make informed decisions to protect yield and quality in their fields. Getting that information requires a plan for how and when to monitor your fields.

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Attention to Detail Critical When Managing Dicamba

Dicamba is the talk of the (herbicide) town right now, with a variety of new seed-tolerance traits coming to the market and recent approvals for over-the-top application.

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soy100: Growing 100-Bushel Soybeans Event Recap

Last week over 230 producers from across the state attended the soy100: Growing 100-Bushel Soybeans event at SDSU. This free event, brought to you by the South Dakota soybean checkoff, highlighted best management practices, as well as strategies for increasing soybean yields.

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Visionary Farmers Partner with Scientists & Soybean Checkoff

The race for new seed varieties, more effective  crop inputs and cutting-edge equipment drives companies to innovate as farmers strive for higher yields. Farmers themselves play a large role in increasing South Dakota’s productivity by expanding the reach of soybean research.

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Learn How to Grow 100-Bushel Soybeans, Register for March soy100 Event

South Dakota soybean farmers are invited to attend the soy100 event, March 15 at the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Campus in Brookings. Register for this event online at www.sdsoybean.org/soy100.

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Soybean Success Seminars 2017

Last week, over 350 farmers attended the annual South Dakota Soybean Success Seminars. These educational seminars focused on management practices to help farmers increase soybean yields and quality. South Dakota Soybean has analyzed seven years of Yield Contest data, and agronomists presented best management practices and trends at the seminars.

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