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Pete Bauman

SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist

605-882-5140

SDSU Extension Watertown Regional Center
1910 W Kemp Ave
Watertown, SD 57201

Pete supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as an SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist in Watertown.

Also by Pete Bauman

A yearling heifer grazes on Canada thistle after a mid-October snowfall.

Plan Now to Control Weeds With Grazing Next Season

Livestock will graze Canada goldenrod, Canada thistle and perennial sow thistle. At certain times of the year, these plants have crude protein, total digestible nutrients, and invitro dry matter digestibility concentrations similar to alfalfa and other common forages.

Rancher surveying pasture in an offroad vehicle.

Use Caution When Fall Spraying Noxious Weeds in Pastures To Avoid Harming Desirable Plants

Noxious weed control is often a long-term process. In some cases, chemical application may be deemed necessary, but it should always be considered in the context of appropriate management and an integrated best management framework.

A lush, native South Dakota pasture with a variety of grasses, flowers, and plants growing throughout.

SDSU Extension Releases Guide for Landowners Involved in Wind or Energy Development

September 18, 2020

Recent energy development projects have impacted several regions of South Dakota with disturbance to native soils.