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CCA Exam Registration Open:Registration for the February 1, 2019 exam is open now through December 14th. Please distribute widely to anyone interested in becoming CCA certified. Find Performance Objectives, registration, and other materials on the CCA Exam website.

Nominations Open for the SDABA Board of Directors

 SDABA is seeking nominations for four seats on the Board of Directors. Two seats are open for Dealer Directors in District 1 and 5. Nomination forms were sent to members in those districts. Two seats are open for Industry Directors, specifically an Equipment seat and an Agri-Chemical seat with both current members seeking re-election.   Industry Directors are elected at the SDABA Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Ag Expo on January 16, 2019 in Sioux Falls. Contact Kathy at the SDABA office or an SDABA Board Member if you are interested in running for an Industry Seat.

2018 Agronomy Conference Registration Open

The 17th Annual Agronomy Conference will be held December 12 and 13, 2018 at the Convention Center at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, and is designed for agronomists, crop advisers, farmers, industry partners and anyone interested in learning the latest crop protection ideas and technologies in the agriculture industry.  You can earn 20 CCA CEUs by attending both days!  Click here for more information and to register.

Ag Expo Registration Open

Make plans now to join us in Sioux Falls for the annual Ag Expo January 16-17, 2019!  There are over 100 exhibitors so far, and we have lined up great speakers and entertainment. 

Why should you come?

  • Are you a leader, or want to be leader?  Successful leadership requires personal connections, and Ag Expo is a great opportunity to do just that, not just for you but your staff.  
  • Ag Expo provides an opportunity to see the bigger vision of agriculture in South Dakota.

Who wouldn't appreciate a more rounded and connected employee?  Register now!

 

Regulatory Alerts

EPA Announces Changes to Dicamba Registration

On October 31, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was informed by input from and extensive collaboration between EPA, state regulators, farmers, academic researchers, pesticide manufacturers, and other stakeholders.   Read more...

South Dakota Launches New Sensitive Crop Registry 

 

 The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) announced a new partnership with FieldWatch, Inc. to introduce a new sensitive crop registry that will enhance communication between applicators and producers in South Dakota. FieldWatch is a not-for-profit company with existing registries in multiple states across the country. The new partnership will facilitate increased awareness and communication as part of ongoing stewardship activities.     Read More...

 

Items of Interest

November 8, 2018

SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PRODUCTION REPORT
Based on November 1 conditions, South Dakota's 2018 corn crop is forecast at 822 million bushels, up 12 percent from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 4.95 million acres, down 3 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at a record high 166 bushels per acre, up 21.0 bushels from last year.
Soybean production is forecast at a record high 275 million bushels, up 14 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.61 million acres, is unchanged from 2017. Yield is forecast at 49
bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from last year.

Sorghum for grain production is forecast at 14.3 million bushels, up 23 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 190,000 acres, is up 12 percent from 2017. Yield is forecast at 75 bushels per
acre, up 7 bushels from last year.

Access the National publication for this release at: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CropProd//2010s/2018/CropProd-11-08-2018.pdf

August 15, 2018

Nutrient Research and Education Council Launches Website

The South Dakota Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) invites visitors to explore their newly launched website, www.sdnrec.org, designed to share information about important nutrient research projects.

NREC was created by state statute in 2016 and is funded by a 50-cent per ton assessment on bulk fertilizer sold in South Dakota. The funding is used by NREC for nutrient research and education to ensure the discovery and adoption of practices that address environmental concerns, optimize nutrient use efficiency, and ensure soil fertility.

The 13-member council annually solicits, reviews and funds projects that fulfill the organization’s mission. The next Request for Proposals (RFP) will be opened soon and details will be provided on the NREC website at www.sdnrec.org.

Anyone interested in submitting research projects or exploring current research results is encouraged to visit the website for more information.