Jack Daniels cheese: Dairy checkoff drives innovation

· August 21, 2018

The National Dairy Foods Research Center program not only helps drive innovation in dairy products, but is also securing a future workforce. And one expert says those dairy science graduates have little trouble finding employment in one of three majors: dairy production, manufacturing, and food science. “What’s unique is that we’re a farm-to-product program that […]

SDSU: Best ways to store hay to make it last

· August 3, 2018

It’s important to “make hay while the sun shines” but it’s even more essential to try to keep those bales in tact when the sun isn’t shining. No matter what materials producers choose to bind forage with, the method of storage throughout the summer and into the fall and winter is important to maintaining forage […]

SDSU: Stunted yellowing corn could signal nematodes

· June 18, 2018

Are you spotting stunted yellowing corn in patches? It could be due to corn nematodes, said Emmanuel Byamukama, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist. “Several plant parasitic nematodes infect corn leading to reduced plant vigor, stunted growth and yield loss,” he said. A microscopic worm-like organism that lives in the soil, the plant parasitic […]

SDSU: Take care taking off clothes after insecticide application

· April 9, 2018

To prevent accidental insecticide exposure, applicators need to take appropriate, precautionary steps when it comes to the care of their clothing following application. “Exposure to insecticides can pose a serious health threat to the individuals working with insecticides along with their families, as families can be exposed to insecticides when contaminated work clothes are laundered […]

SDSU: Keep these products on hand during spring calving

· March 28, 2018

Even the most prepared livestock producer cannot always provide a perfect start when Mother Nature gets involved during calving season. “Weather during our Upper Midwest spring calving season can prove challenging with frigid temperatures and mud. When weather becomes a factor during calving, it can impact a calf’s survival,” said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf […]

SDSU: Feed at night, Calve during the day

· March 23, 2018

If you want to calve during the day, should you schedule feeding time later in the day? South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialists Adele Harty and Taylor Grussing say yes. “Yes, feeding affects time of calving,” said Harty. “Feeding cows later in the day and evening will increase the number of calves born […]

SDSU: Six tips for chute side vaccine management

· October 17, 2017

As an SDSU expert points out, a good vaccine management is only as good as the techniques used in each step of administration. “Seventy percent of beef operations administer vaccines to cows and calves at least one time every 12 months,” said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. “With many dollars being invested in […]

Palmer Amaranth: Get out and scout now

· August 24, 2017

Growers should be watching out for Palmer Amaranth, a weed that has been rapidly spreading north in the U.S. and is likely to be Glyphosate resistant. “Now is the time to scout for Palmer Amaranth,” said Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator. “In most cases, Palmer Amaranth should be about fully grown which […]

SDSU: No way to predict yield response from dicamba drift

· August 23, 2017

During 2017 Dakotafest, the most frequently asked question Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator received from growers was: “How will soybean fields affected by dicamba drift or sprayer contamination yield?” “It would be nice if there was a formula that could be used to determine that answer but unfortunately, that is wishful thinking,” […]

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