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Field Day

In-person field tour will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at the Eastern South Dakota Soil and Water Research Farm.


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Recent news articles

"Reap the value of beneficial insects through soil health" (May 20, 2021)


Recent videos

Due to cancellation of the Summer 2020 USDA/Eastern South Dakota Soil and Water Research Farm’s Field Day, NCARL Scientists presented virtual research updates in February and March of 2021.  Links to presentation videos are here:

Soil microorganisms:  Hard to understand; Easy to please

    Dr. Michael Lehman, Microbiologist

Diverse rotations - good for microbes, good for plants

    Dr. Patrick Ewing, Agronomist

Restoring eroded land by replacing eroded topsoil: effects on crop growth and yield

    Dr. Sharon Schneider, Soil Scientist

Impact of crop diversity on crop growth

    Dr. Shannon Osborne, Agronomist

Seed treatment, foliar insecticide and a resistant cultivar for managing soybean aphid

    Dr. Louis Hesler, Entomologist

An introduction and preliminary ideas for promoting insect biodiversity in agroecosystems

    Dr. Karl Roeder, Entomologist




ARS News Articles

Testing Fumigant Films that Keep the Air Clean
Jul 26, 2011
Spying on Corn Rootworm Predators’ Nightlife
Oct 30, 2009
Non-Target Insects Probably Affected More by Insecticides than by Bt Crops
Nov 24, 2008
Corn Rootworm Population Studies: Faster, Cheaper—and Just As Good
May 19, 2008