A guide of common dung beetles of South Dakota.
Transitioning to Soil Health Systems in Eastern South Dakota Intended for beginners: Where do I start?
Fact sheet for beginners on where to start transitioning to soil health systems in eastern South Dakota.
Factsheet that reviews the steps to obtain a manure application rate based on crop need, soil and manure testing.
As farms and ranches across South Dakota continue to endure increasing costs of production while receiving less cash for grain and livestock marketed; ranch managers must be extra diligent when implementing new range improvements and grazing systems on their ranches.
Not all soils are conducive to growing quality grapes, so prospective vineyard sites should be tested before a decision is made to plant grapes. Tests can identify soils that are either too high in pH, salts, or salinity, or that are “too rich” (too high in organic matter and nitrogen) for grapes. In addition, testing before planting allows for the incorporation of nutrients—such as phosphorus—that do not move easily through the soil to plant roots.
SDSU Extension fertilizer recommendations are based on field research in South Dakota and neighboring states.
This is a quick reference guide to common herbicides and their rotation restrictions for selected crops.
Proper collection of soil samples is extremely important as the accuracy of the soil test depends on the quality of the soil sample provided to the lab.