South Dakota Weeds, Revised 2017 - This publication is intended to be a useful aid in the identification of weeds found in cultivated fields, pasture, range, right-of-way, home grounds, and non-crop areas. Proper identification is essential in prevention, control, and eradication of noxious weeds.
Dear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other curious Dispatches from a Midwestern Dairy Farmer by Jerry NelsonIn the tradition of Mark Twain, Jean Shepherd and Dave
Barry, Jerry Nelson is a humorist of the American heartland.
A fourth-generation dairy farmer, Nelson discovered his voice after he wrote a tongue-in
cheek letter to his county agent for advise on what to do, after a period of
heavy rain, about the ducks and Jet Skiers frolicking in his cornfields. From then on Nelson had a new calling to go
along with his day job—writing a humorous column called “Dear County Agent Guy.” Nelson’s depictions of daily life, from the
point of view of a taciturn husband with a twinkle in his eye, are read by
250,000 people a week—and woven into A Prairie Home Companion scripts.
Hardback with dust jacket
Farm Tractors 1995-2005 by Larry GayFarm Tractors 1995-2005, authored by Larry Gay, continues the book series that captures the history of the agricultural tractor. For more info turn the pages of this book and you will find the latest tractors and their specifications. Beginning where Farm Tractors 1975-1995 left off, Gay provides all the information that tractor enthusiasts love. The chapters travel through each model year, describes the new tractors and provides information from the Nebraska Test Summaries. The first chapter, "A Century of Engineering Achievement," provides a concise summary of tractor history from the early days of tractor development to the modern tractor. The charts at the end of the book provide more data.Paperback 174 pages Black and white images ISBN: 1-892769-66-2
Farm Tractors by Larry GayFarm Tractors 1975-1995 details these exciting two decades of tractor history. Each model year is presented with short descriptions of the model changes. A discussion regarding the economic climate in the tractor industry is also included in each chapter. The next coupled with Nebraska Tractor Test results and the corresponding photos to provide a thorough description of each model year. Join Big Bud, Ford, A-C, and John Deere for a memorable journey through the most recent American tractor history.Paperback255 pagesBlack and white imagesISBN:0-929355-68-7
South Dakota Wine by Denise DePaolo and Kara SweetA young commercial wine industry notwithstanding, wine traditions run deep in the Mount Rushmore State. Sodbusting pioneers like Anna Pesa and Jon Vojta defied South Dakota's harsh terrain and paved the way for Prairie Berry Winery. University biologists, including Dr. Donald Peterson, cultivated the unique grapes needed for the climate, like the Valiant, Marquette, Brianna and Frontenac grapes. Despite subzero winters and torrid summers, strawberries, buffaloberries and rhubarb have grown on both sides of the Missouri River. Since the 1996 Farm Winery Bill passed, the state welcomed thirty vintners, including Strawbale Winery, Wilde Prairie Winery and Belle Joli' Winery. Denise DePaolo and Kara Sweet explore the heritage behind winemaking from the harvests of the prairie. Paperback140 pages Color/ Black and white imagesISBN:978-1-62585-843-6
iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat Production. Edited by David E. Clay, C Gregg Carlson and Kevin Dalsted. “…we believe average yields of 100 bushels of wheat per acre is not only possible, but must be achieved to assure the food security of a growing global population. By paying attention to details, using high quality seed, appropriate crop rotations, and the best management practices that are details in this book, producers can see dramatic increases in wheat production and profitability.” Barry H. Dunn, Ph. D., South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean, College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University.
“South Dakota State University is a critical component in the development and continuation of comprehensive integrated wheat research in South Dakota, which helps farmers optimize production and increase profitability….This book contains much of the research that contributes to the success of the industry.” Chet Edinger, Chairman, South Dakota Wheat Commission.