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Madalyn Shires

Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist


Berg Agricultural Hall 322
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-2207A
Brookings, SD 57007

Madalyn supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as an Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist located at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

State & Regional Offices

SDSU Campus

Also by Madalyn Shires

Green leafhopper with clear wings.

Aster Leafhoppers in South Dakota Winter Wheat

Reports of aster leafhopper infestations in South Dakota winter wheat present the possibility of aster yellows phytoplasma transmission, which can lead to economic losses. See some tips for identifying, scouting and managing this pest.

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Preparing and Planting a Garden in a Cold, Wet Spring

Wet, cool springs present ideal conditions for soil and plant issues. Learn some expert tips for identifying and managing some of the most-common problems in soggy gardens.


SDSU Extension Welcomes New Plant Pathology Specialist

November 23, 2022

SDSU Extension welcomes Madalyn Shires as an assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science and SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist.