Salvaging Drought Stressed Crops
Salvaging Drought Stressed Crops Video Series
While drought-stressed crops can be utilized as forage for livestock, there are many factors to consider before harvesting. To help producers navigate through these issues, SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition released the, “Salvaging Drought Stressed Crops” video series. Every farm and ranch faces its own unique challenges and this information is intended to be applied as producers see fit to their own personal situations.
Keeping the Bottom Line in Mind
Silage, Earlage, and High Moisture Corn
Protecting the Soil
Nitrate Considerations and Testing
Water Quality and Testing
Using Soybeans as Forage
News & Events
Soil health practices can make farms and ranches more productive and more profitable, but that isn't the only reason to use conservation methods. Improved soil health means improved operational resilience and sustainability, and that means it's more likely the farm or...
As South Dakota continues to see warmer than average temperatures and limited rainfall, many producers across the state are planning to harvest failed grain crops as much-needed forage for livestock. While drought-stressed crops can still be used as forage, there are...
By Janelle Atyeo For South Dakota Soil Health Coalition PIERRE, SD – What’s left behind after a cash crop can be pretty valuable if it remains in the field. South Dakota farmers see a range of benefits from crop residue – corn stalks, soybean stems and wheat straw...