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Sam Ireland

Dakota Lakes Research Farm Manager


Dakota Lakes Research Farm
21310 308th Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

Sam serves the citizens of South Dakota in his role as the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Manager located in Pierre. The Dakota Lakes Research Farm is an Agricultural Experiment Station that focuses on both irrigated and dryland crop research. The farm is managed as a no-till farm.

Also by Sam Ireland

Producers inspecting soil in a harvested wheat field.

Managing Cover Crops in Moisture Deficits

Planting cover crops after small grain harvest can be risky in central South Dakota. The decision to incorporate them into an annual cropping system should consider historical precipitation, soil water holding capacity, and soil moisture at time of planting.