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Rain gardens reduce urban runoff, protect environment

A rain garden filled with native shrubs and perennial grasses and flowers can both beautify your yard and protect the environment. Now residents can see how it works.
18-Mar-2019 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Tracing Early Pioneers of Steel Pedal Guitar

The pedal steel guitar is the province of the mavericks—people who were not afraid to roll up their sleeves and tinker with their instrument, according to Anthony Lis, who is researching five early pioneers.
6-Mar-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Clover improves soil quality, feeds biofuels crop

Planting Kura clover, a pasture legume, with prairie cordgrass can improve microbial activity in the soil, thus reducing the amount of fertilizer needed to produce the potential biofuels crop.
28-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Balancing Power Plant Emissions, Operational Costs

Combining emissions modeling with operational cost analyses can help companies select locations for coal-powered electricity plants. That will help reduce the public’s exposure to airborne pollutants while providing customers with the electricity...
25-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Senior design students develop materials for space station

Mechanical engineering students are working with NASA engineers to develop 3D printing materials that one day be used at the International Space Station, as part of the eXploration Systems and Habitation Academic Innovation Challenge.
21-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Ora-curcumin formulation on its way to health product market

A unique formulation will allow the development of nutraceutical products by increasing the bioavailability of curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory, through the start-up company Turmeric Ultra Inc.
12-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Sensor to Monitor Blood Sugar Through a Breath

A simple puff into a handheld device may one day be all it takes for people with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar
8-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Community-based programs to improve medication adherence

In rural South Dakota where two-thirds of the counties have a health-care professional shortage and the nearest pharmacy might be an hour’s drive away, pharmacists can be key to helping patients ‘take their medicine.”
6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Ramping Corn Production for E15 Blend Using Precision Agriculture

18-Oct-2018 11:55 AM EDT


Helping Sunflower Producers Fight Stem Canker

Fungicides can help prevent the lodging and yield loss that stem canker causes, but timing is crucial. A new disease-forecasting model that predicts stem canker risk can help.
23-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST


Identifying Pathogens That Cause Soybean Stem Canker

Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.
2-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT


More Bat Sightings Coincide with Fledglings Leaving Nest

An increased number of bat sightings in the fall coincide with young bat being encouraged to leave the nest and fend for themselves.
25-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT


Deny “Red-Carpet” Treatment to Rogue Leaders

8-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT


Antarctica Iceberg: Has It Happened Before?

14-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT


Keep Your Guard Up Against West Nile Virus, Say South Dakota Scientists

30-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT


Turkey Referendum: Parliamentary System Eroded Through Fraudulent Elections

20-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant institution as well as its largest, most comprehensive school of higher education. SDSU confers degrees from seven different colleges representing more than 200 majors, minors and specializations. The institution also offers 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. and two professional programs.

The work of the university is carried out on a residential campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.


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