The overall goal of this project is to provide producers with new wheat and oat varieties and independently validated information regarding various agronomic practices for small grains. Research results from this work will be shared with producers via the release of new small grain varieties and through field days, individual consultations with landowners, extension publications, and presentations at various events throughout the year. Products will also peer reviewed publications and conference presentations as appropriate. Specific objectives include:Objective 1: To provide producers with independently validated information regarding the performance of various crop protection chemicals on the crops typically grown in South Dakota. Objective 2: To develop and release oat cultivars adapted to South Dakota and surrounding states that exhibit improved yield, composition, and end-use quality. Objective 3: To develop and release spring wheat cultivars adapted to South Dakota and surrounding states that exhibit improved yield, composition, and end-use quality.Objective 4: Provide insect pest management recommendations to South Dakota stakeholders.