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Virtual Feedlot Shortcourse to Begin July 16

July 07, 2020

SDSU Extension will commence its seven-week virtual feedlot shortcourse starting on July 16. The program is scheduled to run each Thursday at 12:30 p.m. CDT from July 16 through August 27.

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SDSU Extension Offers On-Site Livestock Water Testing

July 01, 2020

SDSU Extension offers on-site livestock water testing services at all SDSU Extension Regional Extension Centers and several SDSU Extension County Offices throughout the state.

A stock pond with algae blooms developing throughout.

Concern Over Poor Quality Livestock Water

June 26, 2020

South Dakota Livestock producers are encouraged to test their water sources as poor quality water is leading to blindness in some herds.

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June Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training Rescheduled for August 26

June 12, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, has been canceled.

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I-29 Moo University Launches New Dairy Podcast

June 11, 2020

The I-29 Moo University dairy consortium launched a bi-weekly podcast on May 26, aimed at informing dairy producers in the I-29 corridor and across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska North Dakota and South Dakota.

Black angus cattle feeding in a feedlot.

Sign Up Available for Virtual Feedlot Short Course, July 16

June 11, 2020

SDSU Extension will be hosting a seven-week virtual Feedlot Short Course beginning on July 16. The program is scheduled to run each Thursday from July 16 through August 27, at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

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UPDATE: The Environmental Protection Agency Provides Further Guidance Regarding the Previous Suspension of All Sales and Application of Dicamba Products

June 10, 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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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.

a map showing the precipitation outlook for June 2020

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.

A thick patch of yellow, flowering leafy spurge plants growing in a pasture.

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.

A series of hog barns.

Virtual PQA Plus and TQA Certification Training Available

May 19, 2020

The National Pork Board has recently announced the opportunity to offer and complete Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus and/or Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) certifications virtually.

A collection of empty pesticide and herbicide containers.

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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Managing Through Feed Supply Disruptions

April 23, 2020

One of the latest issues to result from the COVID-19 pandemic is the changes in the distillers grain marketplace.

A farmer watching the sun rise in a bare, unplanted field.

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?