Water Management Webinar: Bioreactors

- A team of Extension specialists from several universities in the Upper Midwest are performing a series of monthly webinars (from July through December) on agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality, with the third webinar taking place tomorrow, September 16th at 9am. The third webinar which is scheduled for tomorrow September 16th will be focused on bioreactors and will feature […]

Water Management Webinar: Controlled Drainage

- A team of Extension specialists from several universities in the Upper Midwest are performing a series of monthly webinars (from July through December) on agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality, with the second one taking place tomorrow, August 19th at 9am. Each of the webinars will provide best management practices for improving drainage water quality and information […]

Ag Drainage Water Management Webinars Available

- A team of Extension specialists from several universities in the Upper Midwest will be performing a series of monthly webinars (from July through December) on agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality, with the first one taking place tomorrow, July 22 at 9am. Each of the webinars will provide best management practices for improving drainage […]

SDSU Extension to host Ag Drainage Workshop

- Farmers, landowners and others wanting to learn more about water management principles and practices are invited to attend the South Dakota Drainage Design Workshop on February 17-18 at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls. The workshop will focus on the planning and design of agricultural tile drainage systems to meet profitability and environmental […]

Bioreactors Showing Benefits

- Two years ago this summer, a denitrifying bioreactor was installed by South Dakota State University on the Hefty brothers’ farm near Baltic as part of a research project to reduce nutrients runoff leaving fields through subsurface tile drainage. And after two years of research at that site, SDSU’s Water Resource Institute researchers are pleased with […]

Water Management Workshop to be held in Sioux Falls

- Next week on Wednesday and Thursday (January 29th and 30th) in Sioux Falls at the Regional Extension Center (Link for directions), SDSU Extension along with the University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension will be hosting a Drainage and Water Management Workshop. The workshop is a great way for farmers, landowners, consultants […]

A Salute to Soil

- Today is World Soil Day, a day to observe and recognize the important role that this precious resource plays and the steps being taken to protect it. Luckily for South Dakotans, our state’s soil is in good hands with our farmers and ranchers who have a track record to be proud of. A recently released […]

Drainage Forum to be held in Sioux Falls

- Researchers from three land grant universities including Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University will be making presentations at the 14th Annual Drainage Research Forum on November 14th at the SDSU Regional Extension Center in Sioux Falls. The Drainage Research Forum provides all stakeholders involved in the drainage process with […]

Senate Bill 179 Defeated

- Senate Bill 179, an act to “provide for a uniform county drainage permit application form and to remove the maximum limit for drainage permit fees,” was defeated 6-1 today in the Senate Local Government Committee after an onslaught of opposition from six different agricultural organizations, several farmers, county commissioners and various water management consultants. An […]

SDSU Extension to host drainage workshop

- South Dakota State University Extension will host a two-day “Drainage Design and Water Management Workshop” in Aberdeen at the Ramkota on February 27 and 28. This hands-on workshop will focus on the planning and design of agricultural tile drainage systems to meet both economical and environmental objectives. The workshop is meant for anybody from farmers to […]