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Is Herbicide Carryover a Concern in Wet Weather

September 12, 2019

For many South Dakota farmers, wet conditions have forced the need to change planting plans. In some cases, crops are being planted in areas that were not planned for that crop this year. One factor in the moving of crops that should not be overlooked is carryover, explained Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.

Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Flood Resources for Agriculture

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Bee Production & Management Featured during South Dakota State Horticultural Society Annual Meeting is June 24, 2019 in Sturgis

June 04, 2019

The South Dakota State Horticultural Society will host its annual Business Meeting and Workshop June 24, 2019 in Sturgis at the Belle Joli Winery (3951 Vanocker Canyon Road). The meeting begins at 10 a.m. (Mountain).

Community Garden, Garden & Yard Issues, Garden soil, Master Gardener

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SDSU Extension Ag Economics Dialogues Webinar Focus on the 2018 Farm Bill Commodity Safety Net Decisions & Market Outlook

June 04, 2019

SDSU Extension will host Ag Economics Dialogues Webinar, which will focus on the 2018 farm bill commodity safety net decisions and market outlook, June 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to Noon (central). In addition to the webinar, the Ag Economics Dialogues will be held live in Sioux Falls at the SDSU Extension Regional Center (2001 E. 8th Street).

Markets/Prices, Corn, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat, Farm Business Management

A corn field in South Dakota looking very wet due to flooding from spring rains and melted snow.

Cover Crop Considerations for Planting Season 2019

June 03, 2019

Cover crops may be good options for South Dakota growers unable to plant due to high waters and saturated soils.

Cover Crops, Crop Management, Corn, Sorghum, Wheat, Soil Fertility, Soil Health, Forage

A grass forage blend grows in a central SD field as Red cattle graze.

Alternative Forages to Consider this Spring

June 03, 2019

With the excessively wet planting conditions across much of South Dakota, many producers are looking for other options to meet forage needs for their livestock, or commodities that can be marketed to livestock producers.

Forage, Crop Management, Soil Fertility, Oats, Corn, Sorghum, Cover Crops

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State 4-H Ambassador Shares Experience & Knowledge During Companion Animal Workshop

June 03, 2019

When South Dakota 4-H launched the Companion Animal project area in 2017, Hailie Stuck was eager to participate. Two years later, the State 4-H Ambassador from Brentford encourages younger members to participate by leading informational, Companion Animal workshops.

Youth Leadership

Group of red and black cattle eating silage from a feed bunk.

Late Planted Corn and Cattle Feeding

June 03, 2019

With the challenges of getting crops planted this year, many farmers are likely weighing their options and re-considering their planting intentions. For producers who can market feedstuffs through livestock (particularly cattle), it may be premature to completely abandon corn simply due to calendar dates, explained Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate.

Corn, Beef Cattle, Crop Management, Markets/Prices

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SDSU Extension Awarded Two 2019 Administration for Community Living Grants

January 31, 2020

SDSU Extension recently received two 2019 Administration for Community Living Grants, to fund two unique programs focused on preventing falls and chronic disease self-management.

Health, Developing Communities, Better Choices, Better Health©

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SDSU Extension Hosts Free Family Caregiving Lunch and Learn Webinar June 12, 2019

July 26, 2019

Gerontologists from SDSU Extension and North Dakota State University Extension are partnering to host a free webinar June 12, 2019. The webinar begins at 11 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT.

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SD Mesonet, SD Wheat partner to Bring Weather Station to West River Research Farm, Sturgis

May 22, 2019

The South Dakota Mesonet has installed a new weather station at the West River Research Farm near Sturgis with the support of the South Dakota Wheat Commission.

Beef Cattle, Sheep, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Cover Crops, Forage, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Sunflower, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Goats, Horse, Poultry, Rabbit, Swine, Pasture, Range, Grassland, Soil Health, Wildlife, Developing Communities

healthy rangeland with a diverse variety of grasses and plants throughout

2019 S.D. Rangeland/Soils Days Give South Dakota Youth Opportunity to Learn about Natural Resources

May 21, 2019

The 36th annual South Dakota Rangeland Days and 15th annual Soils Days will be held June 18 & 19, 2019 in Redfield, South Dakota.

Beef Cattle, Sheep, Pasture, Range, Conservation, Grassland, Soil Health

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Wessington Springs 4-H are National Range Judging Champions

May 21, 2019

The Wessington Springs 4-H Range Judging Team were named national champions during the National 4-H Range Judging Competition held in Oklahoma City May 1-3, 2019.

Beef Cattle, Sheep, Range, Pasture, Conservation, Grassland

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June 2019 Climate Outlook Not What Farmers Hoped For

May 20, 2019

Spring weather is trying the patience of many South Dakota farmers as wet and cool conditions create planting delays across the state

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Soybean Growers Sought for On-Farm Research Program

May 15, 2019

SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council are seeking South Dakota soybean growers to participate in a farmer-led On-Farm Research Program.

Soybean, Plant, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Soil Fertility