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South Dakota Per Pair and Yearling Monthly Pasture Rental Rates in South Dakota for 2018

February 04, 2019

Results from the 2018 SDSU South Dakota Farm Real Estate Survey are now available on The 2018 data was collected throughout the state and shows rental rates for cow-calf pairs and yearlings.

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Dr. Ivan Baxter to Present Lecture Series at South Dakota State University on October 12, 2018

December 19, 2018

This year’s Burris lecture series at South Dakota State University will be presented by Dr. Ivan Baxter, principal investigator and associate member of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

Soybean, Corn

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South Dakota State University Breaks Ground on Raven Precision Agriculture Center

December 17, 2018

South Dakota State University held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Raven Precision Agriculture Center on the SDSU campus in Brookings on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Following the event, SDSU hosted the first-ever Precision Agriculture Bowl football game vs. Indiana State to celebrate the occasion.

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Are Large Noisy Beetles Causing Garden Problems?

December 17, 2018

If you've seen a large noisy beetle resembling a June beetle in your yard or garden this fall, you're not alone. Adam Varenhorst, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist said the SDSU Extension team has been receiving reports of the bumble flower beetle.

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Silage Harvest Options for a Wet Fall

December 17, 2018

Rains have caused many saturated fields and left some producers concerned that there will be little to no opportunity to harvest silage before corn dries down past desired moisture levels or the first frost.

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Prevent and Eliminate Indian Meal Moths

December 17, 2018

Indian meal moths, also referred to as pantry moths, can become a major nuisance as their larvae will quickly spoil infested food products.

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What to Do When Outside Insects Make a House Call

December 17, 2018

Fall is when insects and spiders that overwinter as adults, begin looking for shelter. Often, making their way into our homes.

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SDSU Extension Offers Helpful Solutions to Weaning Woes

December 19, 2018

Weaning can be a stressful event for calves, cows and the farm and ranch families who care for them.

Animal Health

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Safety First this Harvest

December 17, 2018

Fall is a very busy time on most grain farms in South Dakota. In the hustle and bustle of running the combine, hauling grain and storing or selling the crop, it is easy to forget the importance of safety.

Equipment Safety

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Grain Storage: Climate Inside The Bin

December 28, 2018

Grain storage begins with harvest, as drying and storage go hand-in-hand.

Corn, Soybean, Crop Management

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Grain Storage: What Are My Options?

December 07, 2018

For many South Dakota crop producers, grain storage is top priority this harvest. "Over the past year, low commodity prices have caused some farmers to hold over more grain than in previous years," said Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.

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Grain Storage Equipment Preparation

December 18, 2018

Making sure that products store well begins before harvest, said Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.

Crop Management, Corn, Soybean, Markets/Prices

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AmeriCorps VISTA Members Team Up with SDSU Extension to Serve South Dakotans

December 19, 2018

Five AmeriCorps VISTA members will team up with SDSU Extension staff to serve South Dakotans throughout the 2018-2019 year.

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What's Happening to my Corn Field? Top Leaf Death in Corn

December 17, 2018

Several South Dakota corn producers have reported considerable top dieback. SDSU Extension Crop Production Associate, Jonathan Kleinjan said there are several things which could cause this phenomenon.

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South Dakota State University Raven Precision Agriculture Center Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned for October 6

December 18, 2018

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new South Dakota State University Raven Precision Agriculture Center will take place on the SDSU campus in Brookings on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1:30 p.m.

Precision Agriculture, Crop Management