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.
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.