Spring is a busy time for South Dakota farmers and ranchers with planting, calving, and other field preparations. Soil sampling and fertilizing pastures, alfalfa, or other forages might be overlooked.
Alfalfa weevil populations are high this year, creating challenges for producers. Questions have arisen on how to get some value out of the forage by grazing it rather than putting it up for hay.
As the name implies, micro-greens are grown only for a short time before they are harvested, usually only for about three weeks!
Hay that contains sweet clover can be an excellent feed as long as the dicoumarol level is known and feeding management is used to prevent poisoning.
This fact sheet and barn reference are for sheep producers to implement body condition scoring in their management practices.
A fact sheet to address frequently asked questions about forage nitrate toxicity in ruminant livestock.
In 2020, field pea trials were planted at two location in South Dakota.
Dry field peas and lentils are high in protein and fiber, have a low glycemic index, are easy to prepare, store well, and are low in cost. Even better they can be produced economically and sustainably in South Dakota as part of diverse no-till crop production systems.