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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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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Precision Goes Mainstream

Nearly every new farm implement, regardless of color or brand, is equipped with a precision technology capability. Whether it is auto-steer or remote sensing technology, precision agriculture technology and acceptance are expanding rapidly.

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Early Does It – Optimal Soybean Yields Come With Timely Planting

Like a South Dakota snowbird who heads south for the winter, soybeans love to soak up the sun. Capturing sunlight is one of the keys to high-yielding soybeans as the plants convert sunlight to chemical energy. Higher energy conversion means higher yields.

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Research Fresh from the Farm

Farmers rely on the latest research to help them make important management decisions. Dozens of South Dakota soybean farmers generate relevant data by conducting independent research on their farms and the results are just a few clicks away.

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Gathering Knowledge From the Soil

Soybean yield isn’t the only thing farmers gather in the fall. Experts say it is also an excellent time to do soil testing as it can reveal valuable information about nutrients and the presence of yield-robbing pests.

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South Dakota Soybean On-Farm Research Program is Research at Your Fingertips

Today, hundreds of South Dakota soybean growers double as citizen scientists, testing various products and farming practices in their own fields with the intent to increase yields, ward off pests and disease and improve overall profits.

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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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Understanding the Relationship between Soybean Cyst Nematode and Fusarium on Soybean

By Febina Mathew, Paul Okello, Jonathan Kleinjan, Shannon Osborne, Madhav Nepal, Adam Varenhorst, and Emmanuel Byamukama.

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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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