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Sara Bauder

SDSU Extension Forage Field Specialist


SDSU Extension Mitchell Regional Center
1800 E. Spruce St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

Sara supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as an SDSU Extension Forage Field Specialist based in Mitchell.

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Mitchell Regional Center

Also by Sara Bauder

Silage pile covered with tarp and weighted down with tires.

Silage Covering and Harvest Management to Maximize Feed Value

Covering silage piles is critically important to control nutrient loss in silage, but what covering strategies result in the best-quality feed? Learn what a recent SDSU Extension research project found out.

Long, sharp bracts on a flowering female Palmer amaranth plant.

Palmer Amaranth Infestations Have Been Reported in South Dakota

Recent reports of Palmer amaranth infestations are concerning due to its aggressive growth, seed production, and resistance to multiple herbicide groups. Learn some management tactics to help control it before it becomes a serious problem.

A tall, grassy warm-season cover crop blend grown in South Dakota.

Alternative Forage Options During Drought

While there are many factors to take into consideration, annual forages and cover crops can be an excellent tool to boost forage production, reduce fallow acres, and enhance soil health during periods of drought.