2015 South Dakota Pest Guides released

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — The South Dakota 2015 Pest Management Guides are available on line at www.iGrow.org or they will be available at SDSU Extension Regional Centers in the next couple of weeks.

The guides, produced by SDSU Extension and South Dakota State University staff, cover soybeans, corn, wheat, oats, sunflowers, alfalfa, barley, triticale, durum, millet, rye, safflower, canola and flax.

“The guides have been completely updated for 2015. There are several new product names for chemicals and also several changes made to label rates for chemicals, rotation restrictions, additive rates and products,” said Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.

Johnson added that prices were the only area staff did not see a large change. “Prices are about the same as last year,” he said.

Free to you

The guides are free of charge this year thanks to several generous sponsors. Sponsors include: South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion council, the SDSU Extension IPM Program, South Dakota Department of Agriculture, and the SDSU Extension WEED Project.

“We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to these sponsors. Without them, our team would not be able to continue to update them each year,” said Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Director.