In South Dakota, the technology used in crop production is rapidly changing.
Over the last 10 years, the amount of fertilizers and pesticides used on
cropland has increased. This increase in agrochemical use serves as an
indicator of the advances made in technology and the use of additional
conservation practices to address resource concerns in the state. In
addition, these advances also substantially impact the way we produce food and
fiber in South Dakota, as well as the way we protect our natural resources.