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Sep 19

Cattle Handling – Strengthening your Stockmanship

SDSU Extension, Rosebud Sioux Tribe and NRCS will be hosting a free workshop on September 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM CDT at the Rosebud Tribal Ranch (28547 Small Road off BIA 1, Rosebud, SD 57570; 4.5mi W of Mission on U.S. Hwy 18 to Rosebud junction - turn SW on BIA Hwy 1, 2mi to RST Tribal Ranch entrance - turn S onto gravel road).

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Food Safety, Conservation

A map of the misouri river basin in the Upper Midwest.

Zebra Mussels Impacting Missouri River Reservoir System

In July 2019, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks officials confirmed of presence of zebra mussels in Lake Sharpe near Fort Thompson after U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff initially discovered them while performing inspections on Big Bend Dam.

Three color-coded maps indicating no-till, conservation tillage, and conventional tillage percentages in South Dakota. For a complete description, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.

Soil Conservation Practice Adoption Status at the S.D. County Level: 2012–2017

An increasing number of farmers across the state of South Dakota have adopted different soil conservation practices such as no-till, conservation tillage and cover crops. Over time, these practices play significant roles in improving soil health and increasing soil resilience towards extreme weather conditions.

pair of hands holding soil

SDSU Extension to Host Conservation Drainage Workshop at Southeast Research Farm

July 10, 2019

SDSU Extension will be hosting a drainage workshop Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 starting at 9:00 a.m. CDT at South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm.

Conservation, Soil Health, Soil Fertility, Soybean, Wheat, Corn, Cover Crops, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Sunflower, Crop Management, Crop Treatments

A map of the Big Sioux River Basin.

Big Sioux River Flood Information System Sees Heavy Use During Spring 2019

The Big Sioux River Flood Information System is the result of a combined effort between the SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources, local governments, and private industry, to create a product that can be used to predict the impact of flood events in the Big Sioux River Basin.

Young winter wheat plants with light yellowish green leaves, a symptom of nutrient deficiency.

SDSU Extension Seeks Grower Input for South Dakota Nutrient Management Survey

June 12, 2019

SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Nutrient Research and Education Council and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU are interested in learning more about the nutrient management practices you use on your farm through a survey.

Corn, Soil Fertility, Cover Crops, Forage, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Conservation