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Winter Wheat Breeding Increases Yield Potential

December 18, 2018

It’s been a good year for winter wheat in South Dakota. “I’m very happy with the results this year,” said South Dakota State University Winter Wheat Breeder Sunish Sehgal.

Wheat, Crop Management

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What Gardeners Can Do About Picnic and Sap Beetles

December 17, 2018

Picnic and sap beetles are invading gardens and orchards throughout South Dakota and will be around until the first hard frost, explained Adam Varenhorst, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist, who witnessed them in his own garden this summer.

Fruit, Vegetable

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SDSU Extension Helps Explain Recently Announced USDA Trade Assistance

December 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the details of assistance to farmers due to increased trade tariffs.

Economics, Markets/Prices

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Preventing Human Illnesses From Animal Contact: New Resources From South Dakota Department of Health

December 19, 2018

Remember to wash your hands. This is the number one message a new resource offered by the South Dakota Department of Health offers to citizens after they come in contact with livestock.

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SDSU Extension & Partners Form the South Dakota Agritourism Work Group

December 19, 2018

Recently SDSU Extension and partners formed a South Dakota Agritourism Work Group to explore opportunities to encourage, promote and support agritourism across South Dakota. In addition to SDSU Extension, the other partners include: the South Dakota Dept. of Tourism, South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture, South Dakota Value Added Agriculture Development Center, South Dakota Specialty Producers, Southeast Tech and USDA Rural Development.

Rebekka Paskewitz

South Dakota State University Agricultural Education Student Chosen as 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

December 17, 2018

Rebekka Paskewitz, a South Dakota State University student majoring in agricultural education, was crowned the 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 22.

Dairy Cattle

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South Dakota State University Announces 2018 Eminent Farmers/Ranchers & Homemakers

December 17, 2018

The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences will recognize four individuals with the Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Eminent Homemaker honor during a banquet on September 21, 2018 at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center in Brookings.

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The Environmental Disease Called Pinkeye

December 19, 2018

Have you ever thought about how some years get labeled "bad years" for a certain animal disease?

Beef Cattle, Animal Health

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Rates of Return to Pasture and Cropland Diverge

February 04, 2019

The gross rate of return to pasture versus cropland widened in 2018 to a 1.1 percentage point difference compared to 2017.

Agricultural Land Value

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Katie Hansen is New SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Faulk County

December 19, 2018

South Dakota 4-H welcomes Katie Hansen as the new SDSU Extension 4-H youth program advisor for Faulk County.

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Field Bindweed Control for Yard and Garden

December 17, 2018

Over the summer the number one weed in South Dakota gardens and yards has been field bindweed, according to SDSU Extension staff.

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2018 SDSU Land Value Cash Rental Rate Overview

February 04, 2019

According to the 2018 SDSU Farm Real Estate Market Survey, statewide change in average cash rental rates per-acre from 2017 to 2018 was positive for cropland, increasing on average by $3 per acre; and unchanged for pasture/rangeland.

Agricultural Land Value

South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors

4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors

December 18, 2018

Youth from counties across South Dakota were selected to serve as South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors; selected youth include: Kate DeVelder, Clay County; Elijah Everette, Gregory County and Emily Foiles, Clark County.

4-H Shooting Sports

An aerial shot of a soybean field with a noticable band of brown, gall-midge infested plants.

SDSU Extension Asks Soybean Growers to Help Develop Sound Management Practice for Gall Midges

December 18, 2018

SDSU Extension asks South Dakota soybean growers to help them develop an effective treatment for gall midges by contacting SDSU Extension staff if the pest is discovered in your fields.

Soybean

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Summer 2018 is an Active Year for Carpenter Ants

December 18, 2018

Throughout summer 2018, SDSU Extension staff have received numerous reports of carpenter ant activity.