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