Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent blizzards and record-breaking rain.
March 22, 2019
Snowmelt due to warming temperatures is predicted to result in a second river crest for South Dakota’s James, Vermilion and Big Sioux Rivers. And, more rainfall is predicted according to the March 21, 2019 National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) April Climate Outlook.
During floods, your fields will experience different amounts of erosion, sediment deposition, and crop residue accumulation. To avoid compaction of these soils it is crucial to let soils drain and dry out sufficiently before removing any large debris from fields or working the soil.
How does spring flooding impact weed seed movement and dispersal? The flooding that is occurring from spring snow melt may cause weed seeds that are on the soil surface or eroded soil to move, and possibly long distances.
There seems to be a misconception nowadays in much of the public that in order for agriculture to be sustainable in the future, there is a need to go organic. Organic agriculture can be sustainable, but so can traditional agriculture.
SDSU Extension publishes the South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter to provide growers, producers, crop consultants, and others involved in crop production with timely news pertinent to management of pests, diseases, and weeds in South Dakota.
March 01, 2019
If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then SDSU Extension’s Annie’s Project may be the program for you. Annie’s Project will be held at the SDSU Extension Regional Center (2001 E. Eighth St. Sioux Falls) in Sioux Falls beginning April 1, 2019.