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    Soil Health Video’s Now Available for Viewing on YouTube!

    In recent years’ soil health has become a popular subject for many farmers and ranchers across South Dakota. Producers are interested in increasing soil health through methods that increase diversity, retain covers and residue on the soil surface, utilize low soil disturbance, and integrate livestock into cropping systems.

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    Herbicide Considerations for Cover Crop Planting in 2018

    Long residual pre-emergent or early post-emergent herbicides may cause stand reduction or complete cover crop failure of cover crops. This situation, depending on efficacy of the herbicide can both affect in-season and/or post-harvest cover crop establishment.

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    Why Precision Agriculture?

    When precision agriculture comes into a conversation a few questions arise. Three of those questions might be: What is precision agriculture? How does precision agriculture make our farm more profitable? What do I do with all this data?

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    Ag Sustainability in High School Classrooms: Professional development training

    In an effort to educate today’s youth about sustainable agriculture, SDSU Extension field specialists teamed up with educators from University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and presented a four-hour training session for South Dakota high school teachers on January 5, 2018 at the SDSU Student Union.

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    Presence of Crown Rust Spores on Buckthorns Means Inoculum for Crown Rust Disease in Oats

    Crown rust is the most devastating disease of oats in South Dakota. This disease can develop as early as the jointing stage and can lead to heavy grain yield loss in susceptible cultivars. The pathogen which causes crown rust, Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae, survives on crop residue and on wild grasses but first must infect buckthorn plants before moving onto oats.

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    Soil Health Video’s Now Available for Viewing on YouTube!

    In recent years’ soil health has become a popular subject for many farmers and ranchers across South Dakota. Producers are interested in increasing soil health through methods that increase diversity, retain covers and residue on the soil surface, utilize low soil disturbance, and integrate livestock into cropping systems.

    Read More »

    Herbicide Considerations for Cover Crop Planting in 2018

    Long residual pre-emergent or early post-emergent herbicides may cause stand reduction or complete cover crop failure of cover crops. This situation, depending on efficacy of the herbicide can both affect in-season and/or post-harvest cover crop establishment.

    Read More »

    Why Precision Agriculture?

    When precision agriculture comes into a conversation a few questions arise. Three of those questions might be: What is precision agriculture? How does precision agriculture make our farm more profitable? What do I do with all this data?

    Read More »

    Ag Sustainability in High School Classrooms: Professional development training

    In an effort to educate today’s youth about sustainable agriculture, SDSU Extension field specialists teamed up with educators from University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and presented a four-hour training session for South Dakota high school teachers on January 5, 2018 at the SDSU Student Union.

    Read More »

    South Dakota Private Applicator Certification & Recertification

    Certification courses and exams are available for new and existing private pesticide applicators. If you plan to apply any pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, and/or fungicides) to an agriculture commodity worth $1000 or more, you need to be certified.

    Read More »

    North Central Region Soil Health & Water Quality Initiative

    Earlier this month, I travelled to Indianapolis, IN to attend a meeting sponsored by the North Central Region Soil Health Nexus. The meeting was a kickoff to discuss a new grant the Nexus was recently awarded entitled "Empower Educators to Improve Water Quality by Adoption of Soil Health Practices.”

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    Field Studies: Blowing the whistle on marketing claims

    With technology surrounding today’s culture, data and marketing information has become a key part of life. Farmers, especially have been targeted with large quantities of new technology created to generate more efficient farming systems promising easy real-time data access.

    Read More »

    Soil Health Video’s Now Available for Viewing on YouTube!

    In recent years’ soil health has become a popular subject for many farmers and ranchers across South Dakota. Producers are interested in increasing soil health through methods that increase diversity, retain covers and residue on the soil surface, utilize low soil disturbance, and integrate livestock into cropping systems.

    Read More »

    Herbicide Considerations for Cover Crop Planting in 2018

    Long residual pre-emergent or early post-emergent herbicides may cause stand reduction or complete cover crop failure of cover crops. This situation, depending on efficacy of the herbicide can both affect in-season and/or post-harvest cover crop establishment.

    Read More »

    Why Precision Agriculture?

    When precision agriculture comes into a conversation a few questions arise. Three of those questions might be: What is precision agriculture? How does precision agriculture make our farm more profitable? What do I do with all this data?

    Read More »

    Ag Sustainability in High School Classrooms: Professional development training

    In an effort to educate today’s youth about sustainable agriculture, SDSU Extension field specialists teamed up with educators from University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and presented a four-hour training session for South Dakota high school teachers on January 5, 2018 at the SDSU Student Union.

    Read More »

    South Dakota Private Applicator Certification & Recertification

    Certification courses and exams are available for new and existing private pesticide applicators. If you plan to apply any pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, and/or fungicides) to an agriculture commodity worth $1000 or more, you need to be certified.

    Read More »

    North Central Region Soil Health & Water Quality Initiative

    Earlier this month, I travelled to Indianapolis, IN to attend a meeting sponsored by the North Central Region Soil Health Nexus. The meeting was a kickoff to discuss a new grant the Nexus was recently awarded entitled "Empower Educators to Improve Water Quality by Adoption of Soil Health Practices.”

    Read More »

    Field Studies: Blowing the whistle on marketing claims

    With technology surrounding today’s culture, data and marketing information has become a key part of life. Farmers, especially have been targeted with large quantities of new technology created to generate more efficient farming systems promising easy real-time data access.

    Read More »

    Cover Crops & Livestock Integration: An opportunity for profit on S.D. farms

    Cover crops have been gaining a reemerging acceptance over the last decade, with very few producers disagreeing about the potential soil health benefits of adding cover crops to their farming operation. However, with low commodity prices producers are trying to reduce expenses on inputs, especially on inputs with a varying or unknown return.

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    Possible Prussic Acid and Alkaloid Issues in Reed Canary Grass

    Reed canary grass and its many subtypes are a common introduced/planted and native/wild grass in South Dakota that is often associated with wetland edges, saturated soils, and occasionally on moist to dry slopes extending out from wet or saturated soils.

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    Soil Health Video’s Now Available for Viewing on YouTube!

    In recent years’ soil health has become a popular subject for many farmers and ranchers across South Dakota. Producers are interested in increasing soil health through methods that increase diversity, retain covers and residue on the soil surface, utilize low soil disturbance, and integrate livestock into cropping systems.

    Read More »

    Herbicide Considerations for Cover Crop Planting in 2018

    Long residual pre-emergent or early post-emergent herbicides may cause stand reduction or complete cover crop failure of cover crops. This situation, depending on efficacy of the herbicide can both affect in-season and/or post-harvest cover crop establishment.

    Read More »

    Why Precision Agriculture?

    When precision agriculture comes into a conversation a few questions arise. Three of those questions might be: What is precision agriculture? How does precision agriculture make our farm more profitable? What do I do with all this data?

    Read More »

    Ag Sustainability in High School Classrooms: Professional development training

    In an effort to educate today’s youth about sustainable agriculture, SDSU Extension field specialists teamed up with educators from University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and presented a four-hour training session for South Dakota high school teachers on January 5, 2018 at the SDSU Student Union.

    Read More »

    South Dakota Private Applicator Certification & Recertification

    Certification courses and exams are available for new and existing private pesticide applicators. If you plan to apply any pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, and/or fungicides) to an agriculture commodity worth $1000 or more, you need to be certified.

    Read More »

    North Central Region Soil Health & Water Quality Initiative

    Earlier this month, I travelled to Indianapolis, IN to attend a meeting sponsored by the North Central Region Soil Health Nexus. The meeting was a kickoff to discuss a new grant the Nexus was recently awarded entitled "Empower Educators to Improve Water Quality by Adoption of Soil Health Practices.”

    Read More »

    Field Studies: Blowing the whistle on marketing claims

    With technology surrounding today’s culture, data and marketing information has become a key part of life. Farmers, especially have been targeted with large quantities of new technology created to generate more efficient farming systems promising easy real-time data access.

    Read More »

    Soil Health Video’s Now Available for Viewing on YouTube!

    In recent years’ soil health has become a popular subject for many farmers and ranchers across South Dakota. Producers are interested in increasing soil health through methods that increase diversity, retain covers and residue on the soil surface, utilize low soil disturbance, and integrate livestock into cropping systems.

    Read More »

    Herbicide Considerations for Cover Crop Planting in 2018

    Long residual pre-emergent or early post-emergent herbicides may cause stand reduction or complete cover crop failure of cover crops. This situation, depending on efficacy of the herbicide can both affect in-season and/or post-harvest cover crop establishment.

    Read More »

    Why Precision Agriculture?

    When precision agriculture comes into a conversation a few questions arise. Three of those questions might be: What is precision agriculture? How does precision agriculture make our farm more profitable? What do I do with all this data?

    Read More »

    Ag Sustainability in High School Classrooms: Professional development training

    In an effort to educate today’s youth about sustainable agriculture, SDSU Extension field specialists teamed up with educators from University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and presented a four-hour training session for South Dakota high school teachers on January 5, 2018 at the SDSU Student Union.

    Read More »

    South Dakota Private Applicator Certification & Recertification

    Certification courses and exams are available for new and existing private pesticide applicators. If you plan to apply any pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, and/or fungicides) to an agriculture commodity worth $1000 or more, you need to be certified.

    Read More »

    North Central Region Soil Health & Water Quality Initiative

    Earlier this month, I travelled to Indianapolis, IN to attend a meeting sponsored by the North Central Region Soil Health Nexus. The meeting was a kickoff to discuss a new grant the Nexus was recently awarded entitled "Empower Educators to Improve Water Quality by Adoption of Soil Health Practices.”

    Read More »

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