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South Dakota Pest Management Guides

The South Dakota Pest Management guides are now available for free. The guides offer recommendations for controlling weeds, insects, and diseases in a variety of South Dakota crops.

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Feed & Water Testing Laboratories

A partial listing of available feed testing laboratories.

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Round Bale Storage Conservation

Fact sheet discussing conservation of round bale storage.

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Ask Our Food and Family Experts

If you have a question related to food or families, our team of experts is ready to help.

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Beef: Best Management Practices for Cow-Calf Production

This comprehensive book provides producers with insight and education into the latest beef management, handling practices and technology.

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Weed Control: Pulse Crops

Weed competition can cause significant yield reduction in pulse crops. Pulse crops are weak competitors with weeds, therefore planning an effective weed control program is one of the keys to profitable production.

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Production and Utilization of Field Peas in South Dakota

Guide to field pea production and utilization in South Dakota

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Forage Inventory and Demand Calculator

Calculator for inventorying livestock and forage on hand to determine additional forage purchase needs, or livestock sales.

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Don't Go Bacon My Heart

How much do most consumers really know about bacon? Let’s explore some bacon basics to help you understand this delicious product.

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Tips for Purchasing and Preparing Turkey, Ham and Prime Rib

From turkey to prime rib, let’s look at some things to consider before you sink your teeth into your next holiday meal.