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Saturated buffers remove nitrates from tile drainage water

Saturated buffers can provide a cost-effective means of removing nitrates from tile drainage water before it flows into adjacent creeks and streams. However, the site must meet specific guidelines.
19-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Survey shatters misconceptions about American Indian mothers

During pregnancy, American Indian mothers are less likely to consume alcohol and no more likely to smoke than white mothers in South Dakota after adjusting for socioeconomic factors.
2-May-2019 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Krogh named Dean of Nursing at South Dakota State University

Mary Anne Krogh, current dean of nursing and health sciences at Mount Marty College in Yankton, has been named dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing.
25-Apr-2019 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Cotinine may play a role in nicotine addiction

Cotinine, a nicotine metabolite, may be amplifying or contributing to the addictive properties of nicotine.
15-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New electronic materials to carry more energy, more efficiently

Material scientists formulated and tested a new cobalt-based Heusler alloy that can host massless particles, known as Weyl fermions, that can carry charge more efficiently.
10-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


South Dakota poet receives 2018 Whirling Prize

South Dakota State University English Professor Christine Stewart received the 2018 Whirling Prize in Poetry from Etchings Press for her book, “Bluewords Greening.”
3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


National Park Service Monitors Health of Badlands Bighorn Sheep

The Badlands bighorn sheep herd is healthy and thriving—and National Park Service wants to keep it that way by monitoring survival and mortality.
26-Mar-2019 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Bacteria-Mimicking Particles May Help Treat Infectious Diseases

Unique particles modified to mimic bacteria may provide a better means of treating infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis.
22-Mar-2019 5:05 AM EDT 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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