December Specials!


We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It’s a chilly, December day at the S&S Ag warehouse, but it looks like a warm-up is in sight for the rest of the week.


Syngenta is currently offering a 7% early pay discount on all orders placed and paid by December 19. Stop on out or call Steve or Ethan in the next few weeks to take advantage of this great offer.

DID YOU KNOW:  S&S Ag accepts John Deere Financial? Please feel free to utilize that option with your purchase!


Have you started thinking about Christmas gifts for that special person in your life? Louisiana Grills make awesome gifts and are something that everyone can enjoy. We have a variety of sizes and options to choose from with special discounted pricing on any current inventory until December 10, so call us and reserve yours today!

staying green


What a difference a year makes! We’re hoping to stave off a drought this summer. Staying green so far.
If you’re looking for some weekend activities check out Ribs at the Ranch on the Freeman Academy Campus in Freeman, SD. Good food, music and more. Saturday at 4:30 pm.

Minor Setback


We had a minor setback. The company that helped create our website/blog and maintains our server notified us that it went down last week. They were unable to recover any changes made within the past week. This means all of the our new blogposts and pictures were removed. A small frustration, but we’re back to work putting up our most recent pigs and events. Until then, enjoy some pictures of a recent storm passing by S&S Ag on our Facebook page.

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Spider Mites


Threshold on spider mites…Leaf damage on lower 1/3 of plant with mites present on middle 1/3, anytime prior to early. Recommend using Lorsban, Capture, or Brigade.

Via- Craig Marsh

Cutworms and Beans


Heavy cutworm feeding in Trilex treated soybeans near Elk Point, SD today. Chewing through both leaves and cotyledons. Info provided to us by our trusted Field Agronomist Craig Marsh.

Bugs Bugs Bugs


Keep a close eye on the earliest planted soybeans for insects. There have been very high levels of Thistle Caterpillar. Syngenta Agronomist Craig Marsh recommends 1.6 oz. Warrior II

Rain Comes Again


We had .75 hundredths rain last night May 23 and early this morning at the S & S Ag warehouse. That is 2.5 inches since Saturday night. For those who got the hay put up you should be looking at a great start to the 2nd cut. Be sure and take a good look at your hay for bugs as been leaf beetles and other bugs have been seen in the alfalfa and are heading to soybean fields next so there will be no doubt that treating your beans this year will pay back big dividends.

2012 Growing Season


Here is our first post so we are hoping to not screw things up. We had 1.8 inches of rain last night at the S & S Ag warehouse. Sounded like the greater Freeman area had at least 1 inch. What a great start to the 2012 growing season. Looks like it will be a pretty active week weather wise. Sounds like we will have to start paying attention to a whole bunch of bug issues. There has been some finding of Bean Leaf Beetles in both soybeans and alfalfa so having your beans treated with CruiserMax and inoculated will pay a nice return on your investment. That’s all for today and we would love to hear from you.