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May 2024







 SD Beef lauches search for SoDak Best Burger

Scouting advised for early season wheat diseases

 Small-scale farmers and home gardeners can utilize soil health principles

Beef herd software enhances value of tracking calving information and more


 SD soybean farmer travels on trade visit to India

Landscaping tips to attract pollinators to the yard

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 SD Wheat farmers urged to take part in variety survey


Monitor forage growth before turnout for grazing season

 SD Beef teams with Feeding SD to “Beef it up SD” during May, Beef Month

SDSU State Climatologist predicts persistent showers will halt fieldwork this week


 NRCS seeks to partner with local agencies to enhance watershed functions in SD

SDSU Extension to launch "Backyard Natural Resources" webinar series in May




 Dicamba rules change for 2024 with TWO important dates to remember

USDA Launches Remote Grading Pilot program to aid smaller plants with grading


 Soybean Genesis program develops new leaders for SD agriculture   


Energize Conference aids rural SD communities grow & thrive!




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 SD Wheat Yield Contest gather agronomic data and rewards cash prizes

 Checklist for spring pasture turnout includes grass, water & fence inspection

 Farmers urged to scout wheat for fungal leaf diseases with aid of on-line tools

Weed specialist offers tips for improving herbicide spray coverage




 Growers farming around wet areas in fields have options to return with forages


SDSU Extension offers considerations in combating the windy spray challenges


  U.S. beef supply shows no traces of “bird flu” virus, according to USDA testing

Supplementing yearlings on grass may enhance performance and profit potential



 SD soybean farmers are reminded to heed important dates for dicamba purchase & use


Climate outlook provides only short windows of opportunity for field work



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 Kansas wheat tour reveals variable crops


Transport Quality Assurance training encouraged for shippers of swine

 Versatility of beef creates unique grilling experiences for Memorial Day celebrations

Implanting nursing calves adds weaning weight and profit potential

 Central SD farmers appreciate moisture although planting delays occur


SD farmers urged to scout for alfalfa weevil - spraying or harvesting if needed


 Ag chemical spills must be reported to SD DARN for containment & cleanup


Beef climate, market & health webinar slated for June


 Planting progress stalls for some while others wrapping up for the season


SD Swine summit seeks to increase awareness of pork industry among teens









 Young rancher finds great value in attending SD Grazing School

Garden Hour webinar series airs weekly throughout the summer

 Beef Team promotes BYB at National Collegiate Strength Coaches meeting

Management of replacement heifers after breeding can impact pregnancies


 USDA/NRCS offers unique financial and technical assistance for Beginning Farmers & Ranchers

 Fire dangers typically stay low during May moisture, but fire potential rises and temperatures climb


   Financial & cost share assistance offered by SD Soil Health Coalition for conservation practices

Field pennycress & shepherd’s purse provide off-season host for soybean cyst nematode

 Soybean checkoff spearheads efforts to aid in mental wellness of SD farmers

SD wheat farmers urged to scout their fields for potential management of leaf diseases






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