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South Dakota Department of Agriculture Suspends All Sales and Application of Dicamba Product

June 08, 2020

On June 3, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision to vacate the registration of three Dicamba products including Xtendimax, Engenia, and FeXapan for over the top use on soybeans.

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Summer 2020 Climate & Drought Outlook

May 22, 2020

With alternating cool and warm weather patterns throughout the last few months and the summer season ahead, temperature continues to be a challenge for climate forecasters in South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension Provides Leafy Spurge and Noxious Weed Management Recommendations

May 22, 2020

One of the many challenges producers face each year is weed control. Leafy spurge, in particular, can be difficult to manage.

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Changes in Pesticide Applicator Certification During COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Due to office closures as a result of COVID-19, commercial pesticide applicator testing is currently unavailable at the SDSU Extension Regional Centers and county offices.

SDSU Extension Develops Perennial Plant Mixtures for Alkali Areas

April 24, 2020

The Every Acre Counts program through SDSU Extension has developed perennial plant mixture suggestions suited for various types of marginal land situations, including saline, sodic and wet soil areas. 

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Being Proactive and Prepared During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for South Dakota Farmers and Ranchers

April 20, 2020

Are you prepared to be gone from your operation for a month?

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Energize! Conference Rescheduled to October 7-8, 2020 in Milbank, SD

April 20, 2020

SDSU Extension is rescheduling the third annual Energize Conference to October 7-8, 2020 in order to comply with CDC guidelines and to protect the population from COVID-19.

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I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course to be Held Online March 24 Due to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

The I-29 Moo University Collaboration will host the annual Dairy Beef Short Course online on March 24.

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SDSU Extension to Address Economic and Marketing Issues in Crop and Livestock Production During Ag Economic Dialogue Series

March 16, 2020

SDSU Extension will host monthly Ag Economic Dialogues throughout 2020 to assist farmers and ranchers in making the best and most profitable decisions for their operations.

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Energize! Conference: Save the Date! May 5-6, 2020

February 21, 2020

The SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and the Community of Milbank are teaming up to host the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 5-6, 2020 in Milbank, South Dakota.

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2020 South Dakota Pest Management Guides Released

January 24, 2020

The 2020 South Dakota Pest Management Guides are now available for free on the SDSU Extension website.

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Moody County Mental Health Day on January 26

January 21, 2020

SDSU Extension and Moody County Cares invite local South Dakota families and community members to attend a mental health education program on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at the Flandreau Elementary School.

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SDSU Extension to Host Mitchell Soil Health Workshop on February 13

January 13, 2020

SDSU Extension will host a Soil Health Workshop on February 13, at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell. The event will focus on climate, weather, livestock integration, cover crops, carbon-to-nitrogen ratios and the benefits of manure for building organic matter and carbon in soil.

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Farmer Appreciation Dinner and Caring for Your Neighbor Event to be held in Sisseton on Jan. 14

January 10, 2020

South Dakota’s farm and ranch families are invited to a Farmer Appreciation Dinner and Caring for Your Neighbor Event on Jan. 14 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton.

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SDSU Extension to Hold Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings Across South Dakota

January 03, 2020

SDSU Extension will host private pesticide applicator trainings throughout South Dakota beginning in early January through March.