Spring into Action and Be Seen

Spring brings planting season for South Dakota farmers. That means more tractors pulling planters and other farm equipment down highways and roads across the state. That also means increased potential for farm-equipment-related accidents between motorists and those farmers.

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Standing up to drought: No-till, cover crops build resilient soil for managing water

South Dakota farmers slogged through two wet years before the rain shut off in the middle of the last growing season. Now a warm start to winter without much snow cover has farmers heading into the next crop year short on moisture. 

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The Baseline on Biologicals

Ag Microbials and/or Ag Biologicals is a segment in agriculture receiving a lot of focus in recent years.  This focus is due to benefits microbes can provide over synthetic chemicals.  Their novelty is measured by their ability to provide modes of actions and solutions not found in other classes of ag chem.  An interesting feature of microbial products is their potential to increase in number and perhaps grow and move with the growth of the crop.  Their use is often associated with safety and sustainability both in their manufacture as well as placement and use in the environment.  

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