The intent of this publication is to serve as a general guide to South Dakota landowners who are considering or who have allowed energy or other industrial development on their property and includes guidance on avoidance, pre-contract negotiations, and post-disturbance restoration or reclamation. Guidance includes common native species suggestions that are generally suitable for most areas of South Dakota. Local adjustments to common native species may be necessary. Landowners should seek additional guidance on specific varieties of plants from local rangeland, habitat, or restoration professionals.
Best Management Practices Guide for Restoration of Native Grasslands and Sensitive Sites Resulting from Energy or Industrial Development
Soil Testing Labs
This page contains a list of nearby state or private laboratories that can be used for crop production fields, gardens and lawns.
Effects of Spring Flooding in Winter Wheat
Every winter, growers are curious if their winter wheat will survive the winter. Learn some key factors that determine plant survival along with tips for assessing your fields this spring.
Corn Seed Treatment Effects on Soil Microbial Activity and Grain Yield at the 2022 Soil Health School
A recent research product at the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition's Soil Health School investigated the impact of omitting corn seed treatments on plant stands, microbial activity and grain yields. The findings may surprise you!