Bushels and Beyond

It’s hard to resist the lure of big numbers on the yield monitor. High soybean yields are a good thing for South Dakota farmers, but soybean quality is taking on increasing importance. Soybean industry leaders are pressing the issue because quality ingredients are what soybean end users want.

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Soybean Experts Share Best Practices for Long-Term Storage

Current market conditions have many South Dakota soybean growers considering long-term storage solutions this harvest.

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No Time to Rest

This blog post was originally published as an advertorial in the July-August Issue of the South Dakota Soybean Leader. This post is sponsored by Mustang Seeds and brought to you by the South Dakota Soybean Association. 

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What South Dakota Soybean Growers Need to Know about Palmer Amaranth and More

Original article ran in the May/June 2018 issue of the South Dakota Soybean Leader magazine.

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Turn Pest Practices into Best Practices

With summer heat blasting at full tilt, farmers across the country are racing towards harvest. Out in the fields, many farmers and crop advisors are scouting to determine what weeds, diseases or insects may threaten their crop during the next few months.

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How One Young Farmer Preserves the Land for the Next Generation

For Kevin Deinert, farming is all about family. The 30-year-old farmer grows 2,500 acres of soybeans, corn and alfalfa, and raises beef cattle alongside his dad and brother on their family farm in Mount Vernon.

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On the Fringe: Manage Uncontrolled Areas to Fight Resistance

Like the crops farmers tend, weeds are just plants trying to take advantage of water, nutrients and sunlight to grow, thrive and reproduce. Unlike crops that are raised in prepared and defined areas, weeds have no such boundaries.

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Value-Added Research: Early Stress Detection

Farmers work to increase yields, improve efficiency and perfect their management in the search for greater profitability. Soybean checkoff-supported research is an important component of improvement as scientists identify factors that can limit yield or cause management challenges.

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Growing Sustainable Soybeans on Earth Day and Every Day

This post is brought to you through the South Dakota Soybean checkoff’s Hungry for Truth initiative, aimed at connecting South Dakota consumers to farmers.

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Making Technology Functional

This blog post was originally published as an advertorial in the March-April Issue of the South Dakota Soybean Leader. This post is sponsored by Mustang Seeds and brought to you by the South Dakota Soybean Association. 

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