Goose numbers, habitat & depredation on the rise

- South Dakota’s goose population has soared over the past 25 years. What are the reasons? A big one is the increase in overall habitat as noted in a new land-use study from South Dakota State University. Their results show a significant increase in both habitat (wetlands and forest) and open water acres between 2006 and […]

Pheasant Numbers, Corn Acres Both Up in SD

- In a release a few weeks back, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks announced that pheasant numbers have increased 18% in 2012 over the previous year. The state’s corn acres are also up, 7% in 2012 according to last week’s crop report from the USDA-NASS. Is there a direct correlation? No, although pheasants do […]

Constructing Clean Water

- Do you care about clean water? Assuming you said yes puts you into the same boat as farmers. While farmers need water to grow their crops, they also understand their role in lessening the amount of applied nutrients that excess water can carry away. Researchers at South Dakota State University are working with farmers on […]

Corn Comments 1.9 – GrowingOn Part 2

- Corn Comments Podcast with Jim Woster. Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s this year’s annual meeting making it another successful event! Next on the SD Corn agenda is GrowingOn 2012 Part 2 with Field Preparation and Planting Expert, Kevin Kimberley. GrowingOn Part 2 will be held on the following dates and locations: February 13: […]

SD Corn to hold Spring Planting and Field Preparation Clinics

- South Dakota Corn will be hosting Growing On 2011 part 2: Spring Planting and Field Preparation at the following two locations:  February 16th in Watertown – Watertown Event Center February 17th in Sioux Falls – Ramkota Hotel These events will be day-long (9:30am -4:00pm) and feature guest speaker, Kevin Kimberley who is known for his on-farm consulting with […]