Harnessing Rich Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yield
Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and ...
Seeing Dead Soybean Plants in a Circular Pattern? Could Be Due to Lightning
Lightning Strikes in Soybeans What are the odds that a soybean plant can be killed by lightning? Very low! In a recent ten year period, eastern South Dakota had an average of one to two strikes per s...
Give Your Soil a Check-up This Fall
Soil testing is a quick and easy task that has many benefits for anyone growing plants outdoors. By conducting a soil test, you can learn your soil’s pH and its nutrient profile. “Condu...
Are Bean Leaf Beetles Chewing Holes in Your Soybean Leaves?
Bean Leaf Beetles In June, we discussed how we were observing quite a few bean leaf beetles in the Southeast Region of the state. Now, as we enter August, we are again observing an uptick in bean lea...
Understand Safety When Dealing With Hydrogen Sulfide
The risks of hydrogen sulfide in swine operations have been known for years, but beef operators also need to be aware of the dangers this gas can pose. Increasing this awareness led Dan Andersen, assi...