There are 24 million acres of native and tame pasture and range as well as 1.4 million acres of grass hayland in South Dakota.
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As South Dakota emerges from the wettest 12-month period in 124 years of climate recordkeeping (June 2018-May 2019), June has started warmer and drier than average. The outlook, however, turns towards cooler and wetter than average again for the middle of the month.
SDSU Extension is hosting an open house agronomy meeting on June 18 at 2 PM CDT at the Jerauld County Courthouse, Community Rm. (205 Wallace Ave. S., Wessington Springs, SD).
SDSU Extension is hosting an open house agronomy meeting on June 17 at 2 PM CDT at the Kimball Legion Hall (Main Street, Kimball, SD).
SDSU Extension is hosting an open house agronomy meeting on June 17 at 10 AM CDT at the Mitchell Technical Institute, Nordby Trades Center (1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD).
June 12, 2019
SDSU Extension is hosting open house agronomy meetings in eight South Dakota locations, to address the current state of farming due to excessive moisture.
Bronzed cutworms are not a common pest of corn in South Dakota. However, they can become an issue when corn is planted into areas that were previously grassland. Like its name implies, bronze cutworms feed on corn above the soil surface, which often results in cutting or clipping.
May 22, 2019
The South Dakota Mesonet has installed a new weather station at the West River Research Farm near Sturgis with the support of the South Dakota Wheat Commission.
May 21, 2019
The 36th annual South Dakota Rangeland Days and 15th annual Soils Days will be held June 18 & 19, 2019 in Redfield, South Dakota.
May 21, 2019
The Wessington Springs 4-H Range Judging Team were named national champions during the National 4-H Range Judging Competition held in Oklahoma City May 1-3, 2019.