The South Dakota 2016 Pest Management guides are now available for free. The guides provide recommendations for controlling weeds, insects and diseases:
- Alfalfa & Oilseeds - including alfalfa, canola, flax, safflower, sunflowers.
- Wheat - including barley, rye, oats, durum, millet, triticale.
These guides have been completely updated for 2016. There are several new products that have new names and corresponding changes made to the labels such as: rates for the chemicals, rotation restrictions, additive rates and products. The prices for the products however are similar to last year.
The guides are free of charge this year thanks to several sponsors that help pay for them. These sponsors are the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, the SDSU Extension IPM Program, South Dakota Department of Agriculture, and the SDSU Extension WEED Project. Without them the guides could not be updated each year.