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Rhoda Burrows

Professor & SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist


SDSU Extension West River Ag Center
711 N Creek Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703

Provide support commercial fruit and vegetable production and marketing in South Dakota. Organize production and food safety workshops and obtain funding for educational and research publications and programs; collaborate with regional and national extension efforts. Co-coordinator for SD SARE program.

Also by Rhoda Burrows

Two rows of leafy, salad greens growing in a garden.

How to Grow It: Salad Greens

Salad greens, grown for their leaves, are cool-season crops. Most salad greens can be planted very early in the spring, and many will germinate in soil temperatures as low as 40° Fahrenheit.

A colorful variety of freshly, harvested bell peppers.

How to Grow It: Peppers

Peppers are heat-loving vegetables that require a long, frost-free season and full sun. Peppers can be sweet or hot, and range in color from green, yellow, orange, red and purple to brown.

Row of beets growing in a garden.

How to Grow It: Beets

Beets are commonly grown for their bulbous roots, but their tops can also be harvested for greens, and they are an excellent source of Vitamin A as well as calcium. They grow best in the cooler temperatures of spring or fall.