This article has been quite popular this season, so we thought we’d post it for you here. Hopefully you’ll find it useful! Please click on the link below:

Agriculture Tips and Plant Skydd

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We have two great events coming up that we wanted you to be aware of!

The first is a Soil Health and Cover Tour to be held on September 8 at Al Miron’s farm. This event starts at 11:45 am and lunch is provided. Participants will be evaluating cover crops for beneficial soil health properties and forage/feed value for grazing livestock. There are four additional tours being offered on different dates. For more information regarding the locations, topics, and speakers, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Please note the names and contact information for your RSVP.

Sponsors for this event include:

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The second event is a presentation about pollinator habitats and their importance, changes on the landscape, and how important it is to include pollinators in your planning. There will be a social gathering at 6:30 pm, and the presentation will start at 7:00 pm. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Sponsors for the Pollinator Habitats Presentation are:

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These two events are going to be great and full of useful, practical information! Please plan to attend!

We’ve just posted an excellent article explaining the right way to plant trees. The article includes information about

  • Where to plant
  • Planting bare root trees
  • Planting evergreens
  • When you plant in the fall
  • Planting a lot of tree seedlings
  • The value of mulch

Click here to read the full article (posted under Resources/Helpful Articles). We hope you will find this to be helpful! If you have questions or would like more information, please call the office at 605-336-1527 or email John at john.d.parker@sd.nacdnet.net.

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EXCESS TREE SALE

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The excess tree sale will be held at the shed on Thursday, June 18th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. and again on Friday, June 19th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.  The price will be $3.00/tree, or a bundle of the same species for $60.00 plus tax. The sale is first come, first served — no pre-pays will be taken.

For a list of available trees and quantities, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The shed is located at 1120 E 72nd St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

Directions: 2 miles south of the Renner corner, or 3/4 mile north of I-90 and Cliff on the west side of the road.

MAP TO SHED

Here’s another great article on converting prairie to cropland:

Plowing prairies for grains:
Biofuel crops replace grasslands nationwide

Blog 4-17-15

Photo credit: Tyler Lark

Just a quick announcement for everybody — with this wonderful weather we’re having this spring, some of you are anxious to get outside and start your plant projects. Us too! Unfortunately, it’s just not yet time to start some of these projects. For those of you who ordered bare root trees, please know that they’ll be in during the last week of April. We’ll notify you by phone and/or email with the dates and places for picking them up. Thanks for your patience!

Here’s one more date you need to know! The deadline for CSP (Conservation Stewardship Program) sign-ups is now March 13. Here’s a link to more information about CSP: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/csp/.

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