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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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Join SDSU Extension Staff for a Virtual Coffee Break

June 06, 2020

Throughout the summer of 2020, SDSU Extension staff are hosting monthly virtual coffee breaks on a variety of topics.

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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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SDSU Extension to Offer Financial Management Education Opportunities

May 19, 2020

Due to recent events, it may be difficult to know where to find the most reliable financial information and advice.

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Nathania Knight Awarded South Dakota State University’s 2020 Outstanding Professional Award

May 01, 2020

Nathania Knight has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Professional Award by the South Dakota State University Professional Staff Advisory Council.

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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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SDSU Extension Food & Families Team to Host Virtual “Coffee Break” Question and Answer Series

April 06, 2020

The SDSU Extension Food and Families team will host a six-week virtual “coffee break” series every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. CST/1:00 p.m. MST beginning Tuesday, April 7.

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SDSU Extension Continues Outreach Efforts During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 03, 2020

While offices throughout the state are closed, SDSU Extension experts remain available remotely and encourage the public to reach out to them via email or by phone.

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South Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors Attend National 4-H Summit on Healthy Living and 4-H Healthy Habits Conference

March 23, 2020

Three South Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors joined other teen leaders from across the country at the 4-H Healthy Habits Conference and National 4-H Summit on Healthy Living to learn how to be advocates for promoting healthy lifestyle choices in their communities.

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SDSU Extension Promotes Making Informed Food Choices for National Nutrition Month® 2020

March 13, 2020

As part of National Nutrition Month® 2020 in March, the SDSU Extension Food and Families Team encourages people to make informed food choices and develop healthy eating and physical activity habits.

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Is Your Home Aging-In-Place Ready?

February 27, 2020

SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension will be hosting a free webinar entitled “How to stay in your home longer.”

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Group Seeks to Stop Falls Among Older Adults in South Dakota

February 11, 2020

Between 2007 and 2016, South Dakota was ranked fifth in the nation for death from falls among adults ages 65 and older. Beyond the risk of death, a fall can have a significant impact on individuals, families, and communities.