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April 2021





 






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Small meat processors in SD eligible for grant dollars




SDSU Extension horticulture outreach gears up for season


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 Spring wheat planting gets an early start but needs rain  



Considerations for spring grazing turnout timing



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SD Soybean Council seeking new farmer/directors




Tracking calving distribution aids in cowherd efficiency
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SD farmers hope for rain to replenish dry soils



Ending SD hay stocks important if 2021 remains dry
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 Beef cattle upcycle grass into nutritious protein for humans



Mid April weather offers greater chances for rain





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X-ray scan reveals value of soil health systems




SDSU Extension to host Drought Webinar April 12th
 
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  Goodyear Tire commits to greater use of sustainable soy oil



Time for Grass Tetany management




 

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   SD spring wheat program utilizes winter nursery in AZ


Tips for stretching feed supplies in face of a drought
 

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   SD Beef Council connects with producers/consumers in Clark


Extension vet reminds ranchers to vaccinate for anthrax
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On-farm research seeking soybean farmer participation



Dry cool pattern to persist through mid April

 
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SDDA & DENR finalizing move to merged SD DANR



Part 2 of SDSU Extension Drought Hour airs April 19



 
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SD farmers build sustainability with soil health practices



Pre emerge herbicides can play key role in weed control



 
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 Wheat checkoff supports SD variety breeding program




Drought publication offers tips on forage supply
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SD Beef partners with American Heart on two virtual events

 


Cool dry weather pattern holds firm for another week

 

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  SD Grasslands Coalition announces summer field day events



Drought plan component manages demand of forages



 

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  Salt tolerant forages useful in reclaiming marginal acres




Next drought hour webinar to focus on range topics



 
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 Window is open for cool season grass seeding in SD




Lawn & garden resources offered by SDSU Extension



 
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 Early weed control aids in protecting small grain yields



Tracking pasture production aids in grazing management
 

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SD Beef to kickoff May Beef Month activities/promotions



Is it too early to plant corn & soybeans in cool soils?

 

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Small produce farm adopts soil health garden practices 



Warm dry stretch gives green light to row crop planting


 

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Arbor Day outreach goes virtual across SD




Watch herbicide choices if going with midseason cover crop
 

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Survey finds consumers put trust in the American Farmer



SDSU Extension revives “Garden Line” to online format


 





 


 

 

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