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Feb 09

South Dakota Virtual Vegetable Short Course

Thursday, February 9

SDSU Extension will host a South Dakota Virtual Vegetable Short Course series on January 31, February 2, 7, and 9, 2023. The four-part educational series will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. CST / 6:00-7:30 p.m. MT each evening.

Commercial specialty crop farmers, gardeners, Master Gardeners, non-profit and business partners, and the public are welcome to attend. The short course will provide practical, science-based vegetable production information for small and medium-scale farms. The goal of the Vegetable Short Course is to empower South Dakota producers to improve and expand their operations. Topics presented will include cover crop integration, soil health improvement, weed management, and integrated pest management. This year’s event will feature farmers, researchers, and technical experts from Iowa and South Dakota.

Registration

These webinars are free and open to the public, but registration is required using the blue button below. Registration is only required once to attend all four sessions of the short course. Select sessions may be recorded and made available after the event on the SDSU Extension YouTube channel.

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The South Dakota Virtual Vegetable Short Course is made possible by a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program award administered by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For questions about this event, please contact Kristine Lang.

Managing Cover Crops as a Living Mulch for Vegetable Production

SDSU Extension specialists will share 2022 results from trials that examined the effects of clover species and soil management on the weed management and productivity of squash, pepper, and broccoli crops. Join the discussion of how these findings could be applied to your farm or garden. Visit Integrating Clover Cover Crops for Pepper and Broccoli Production to get some background information on this project.

Professional portrait of Rhoda BurrowsDr. Rhoda Burrows is a Horticulture Specialist with SDSU Extension, focusing particularly on fruit and vegetable production and producer food safety.  She also retains a keen interest in Soil Biology, having obtained her PhD in Plant Pathology (University of Minnesota) by studying the relationships between native plant diversity and its associated mycorrhizal community.  Her M.S. in Horticulture (University of Minnesota) involved a study of asparagus transplant timing.  She is a trainer for the disease and fruit and vegetable sections of the SD Master Gardener program.

Professional headshot of Kristine LangDr. Kristine Lang is a South Dakota State University Assistant Professor and Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist based in Brookings, SD. She holds a Ph.D. in Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture from Iowa State University, where her research focused on sustainable vegetable production. Her horticultural career has included working in private-sector, university, and non-profit organizations across four Midwestern states. Dr. Lang currently collaborates with South Dakota farmers and organizations to conduct research and outreach on Northern Plains high tunnel management, suitable cut flowers for South Dakota, and integration of cover crops and tillage reduction practices for vegetable production.

Upcoming Events

Feb 07

South Dakota Virtual Vegetable Short Course

Feb 07, 2023

SDSU Extension will host a South Dakota Virtual Vegetable Short Course series on January 31, February 2, 7, and 9, 2023. The four-part educational series will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. CST / 6:00-7:30 p.m. MT each evening. This session will cover management for soil health in the garden.