The arrival of spring in South Dakota means warmer weather and more outdoor activities. However, it also brings an increase in tick activity.
With much of South Dakota continuing to experience moderate-to-extreme drought conditions, black grass bugs could become a concern in some areas. Large populations of black grass bugs can cause severe damage to pasture.
Insects, in general, may offer more indication of rangeland health than any other type of organism. They serve as key building blocks that other organisms depend on.
The annual South Dakota State Dog Show will be held on Aug. 28 at the South Dakota State Fair Grounds in Huron, South Dakota.
A fact sheet to address frequently asked questions about forage nitrate toxicity in ruminant livestock.
Chemicals were one of the most expensive individual costs in soybean production, behind only to seed in the non-land cost category. The average cash-rent soybean production farms incurred a crop chemical cost of $39/ac in 2015, an 88% increase from 2010.
A properly calibrated meat thermometer is key for achieving both meat safety and quality.
Along with being irritants to livestock, horn flies, face flies and stable flies are economically important to producers due to their negative impacts on milk production and calf weaning weights.
South Dakota is made up of millions of acres of pasture and rangelands. Experience the different plants and animals that make them up and learn how to manage their interaction to preserve the resources for our future and enjoy them in the present!
Robots combine aspects of design, mechanics, and electronics together to manufacture materials, travel where humans can’t, collect data, and aid people with disabilities. Join or start a 4-H robotics club, participate in the 4-H robotics challenge, or exhibit a robotics project.