SDSU Extension Drought Hour Webinar Series
Brookings, S.D. – As South Dakota farmers and ranchers gear up for spring planting and turning livestock out to pasture, warmer than average temperatures and limited chances of precipitation are continuing to make a dry situation worse.
SDSU Extension will kick off its spring virtual educational programming with Drought Hour. Starting April 12, every Monday from 11 a.m. to noon CST, participants are invited to take their coffee break online and stay ahead of drought impacts with climate updates, business insights and the latest research-tested management tips for farms, ranches and properties of all sizes.
The April Drought Hour webinars will cover the following topics:
- April 12: “Seed Treatments and Other Early Season Pest Considerations,” Adam Varenhorst, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist; “Fungicide Seed Treatment Considerations Under Dry Soil Conditions,” Emmanuel Byamukama, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist, and Connie Strunk, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist
- April 19: “Focus on Numbers for Drought Plan,” Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist; “Climate Update,” Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension
- April 26: “Considerations Before Turning Cattle Out to Graze,” Krista Ehlert, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Range Specialist, Jameson Brennan, Assistant Professor and Research and SDSU Extension Specialist in Livestock Grazing, Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, and Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist
There is no fee to attend but participants will need to register for the weekly webinars on the SDSU Extension Events page. Confirmation Zoom links and reminders will be emailed to attendees.
In addition to the weekly webinar series, SDSU Extension has devoted an entire page on the Extension website to addressing drought concerns.
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