New Cybersecurity Project Could Be Critical in Protecting Agriculture

Technology has greatly impacted many industries we heavily rely on, including agriculture. The evolution of precision ag allows producers to collect and analyze data to effectively use crop inputs and maximize their harvests. But along with the benefits come cybersecurity risks.

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Fungicide Benefits

There are specific situations in which fungicide application on soybeans will be profitable. Scenarios for economically sound fungicide application include instances when there’s no rotation, says Connie Strunk, plant pathologist for South Dakota State University.

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Meet Tanner Hento, South Dakota’s 2021-22 ASA Corteva Young Leader

Tanner Hento of Avon, S.D. has been selected to represent the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) in the 2021-2022 American Soybean Association/ Corteva Agriscience Young Leader program.

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3 Things to Know About Farm Transitions (Hint: It’s More Than Just Handing Over the Keys)

An overwhelming majority of farms in the U.S. are family-owned, and most of those operations are transferred from one generation to the next. But passing on the reins to a farm operation is far more complex than giving the keys for the old family sedan to your oldest child.

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South Dakota Checkoff Helping Farmers Detect Soybean Cyst Nematodes

 South Dakota farmers have numerous allies when it comes to improving productivity and yield. Their retail agronomist, financial advisor, and grain hauler all play important roles in farmer success. Researchers and Extension experts are also in their corner, continuously searching for ways to increase yield and keep expenses down. 

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Join us for a Sustainable Farming Methods Bus Tour

A bus tour on Wednesday, September 8th, will highlight sustainable farming methods in southeastern South Dakota.

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How To Manage Soybean ROI In A Crop Year Impacted By Drought

Everything was looking just fine for most soybean producers in South Dakota during the spring 2021 planting season. Bean markets were strong, riding a wave of optimism. A relatively mild, low-moisture winter and early spring made it easy to get into the fields. 

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Developing Young Leaders in South Dakota

Jesse King knows longevity and is setting a foundation for the future of his farm and his community. King, from Toronto, South Dakota, just built a home on the farm that has been in his family for 140 years. He balances farming 1,600 acres in Brookings and Deuel Counties, community involvement, and leadership on the South Dakota Soybean Association Board of Directors. The latter is the result of his being selected in 2019 to be a Corteva Young Leader participant, for which South Dakota Soybean is currently seeking applicants. King’s desire to lead began when he met South Dakota Soybean board members on a Checkoff sponsored See for Yourself tour to Mexico in 2018.

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Use the SD Spray Tool for Inversion Detection and Weather for Pesticide Application

May is a busy month as fieldwork progresses and pesticide applications are a critical component for the management of most farm operations. Weeds, insects, and diseases are all best treated early in their development before there is significant damage or yield loss.

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Spring into Action and Be Seen

Spring brings planting season for South Dakota farmers. That means more tractors pulling planters and other farm equipment down highways and roads across the state. That also means increased potential for farm-equipment-related accidents between motorists and those farmers.

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