Crop Insurance Options

Jun 4, 2019

In The Moment ... June 4, 2019 Show 588 Hour 2

Wet conditions last fall, the mid-April snow, and the recent rain are keeping South Dakota farmers from getting their crops into the fields.

Jack Davis, a crops business management field specialist with South Dakota State University Extension's district office in Mitchell, discusses crop insurance and what options farmers have when the weather is on it's own schedule.

Spring Planting

May 8, 2019
Andrew Bork

In The Moment ... May 8, 2019 Show 571 Hour 1

As the weather continues to get warmer in May corn and soybean producers in South Dakota are trying to get their crops in as soon as possible. However, flooding, late spring snows and continued rainy days means fields are still too wet to plant. SDPB's Jackelyn Severin has more on how planing delays can cause problems for farmers all season.

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 2

Now in its sixth year, the Pennington County Jail garden helps inmates grow some of their own food, even as they harvest plenty to provide for others.

Norm Evers On Gardening/Planting

Jun 1, 2015

Norm Evers, owner of Norm's Greenhouse and Nursery in Aurora, answered questions about gardening, planting and trees among other topics during Dakota Midday's bi-weekly segment on horticulture.

Hoffman Answers Gardening Questions

May 18, 2015

Julie Hoffman of East River Nursery in Huron joined Dakota Midday on Monday to take questions about gardening, planting and horticulture.  The segment is a bi-weekly feature of Dakota Midday from spring through autumn and includes experts from around the state.

Wiese Joins Farm Rescue

Dec 23, 2014
Farm Rescue

Flandreau native Dennis Wiese recently joined Farm Rescue, a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization that provides planting, harvesting and haying assistance free of charge to family farmers who have suffered a major injury, illness or natural disaster. Wiese, who was president of the South Dakota Farmers Union from 1993-2005, serves as Farm Rescue's director of development. Farm Rescue is based in Jamestown, North Dakota. It was launched by Bill Gross in 2005. Wiese discussed Farm Rescue on Tuesday.

Rick Abrahamson, horticulture instructor at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls, answered listener questions as part of Dakota Midday's semi-regular lawn and garden segment. Topics included clover and mushrooms in lawns, staking and mulching trees, cool weather and bugs.

Julie Hoffman of Easter River Nursery in Huron answered listener questions as part of Dakota Midday's semi-regular lawn and garden segment. Topics included flooded gardens, the proper treatment of Creeping Charlie, ant invasions and the care and keeping of blanket flowers.

Julie Hoffman Talks Gardening

Jun 3, 2014
Lawn Care Academy

Julie Hoffman of East River Nursery in Huron joined guest host Joe Tlustos for Dakota Midday's bi-weekly gardening/planting conversation.  Hoffman said this week's temperatures make it a good time to plant items like peas and lettuce.  She also discussed dollar spot, how to get rid of it, and the large amounts of precipitation that parts of South Dakota received since Friday.

Rick Abrahamson On Planting/Gardening

May 20, 2014

Rick Abrahamson, instructor of horticulture at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, joined Dakota Midday for our semi-regular segment on gardening/planting/horticulture.  He discussed growing and soil temperatures and how to fight dandelions and crabgrass among other issues.

Gardening Tips With Norm Evers

May 5, 2014

Norm Evers, Instructor Emeritus of Horticulture at South Dakota State University and the former manager of McCrory Gardens in Brookings, joined the program for Dakota Midday's biweekly segment on planting/gardening. Evers is the owner of Norm's Greenhouse and Nursery in Aurora.

Gardening Tips With Norm Evers

Mar 31, 2014

After a weekend with highs in the 50s and 60s, heavy snow is now closing schools and offices in several western counties and making travel difficult. There could be a couple of inches of lighter snow in the eastern part of the state. Cooler conditions are expected for the rest of the week. But even if it's snowy and windy today, gardening season is right around the corner with the first day of April tomorrow.

Rain And Dandelions

May 28, 2013

Norm Evers of Norm's Greenhouse and Nursery in Aurora discussed the latest challenges to planting and maintaining gardens and lawns.

Post-Storm Gardening Tips

Apr 15, 2013

Norm Evers of Norm's Greenhouse and Nursery in Aurora talked about getting lawns and gardens ready for spring.  He also discussed damage to trees during last week's ice and snow storm.

Gardening With Julie Hoffman

Apr 1, 2013

Julie Hoffman of East River Nursery in Huron discussed composting, worms and preparing for spring planting on Dakota Midday's bi-weekly gardening segment.

First Day Of Spring/Gardening

Mar 21, 2013

Today is the first day of spring - even though temperatures remain below normal in South Dakota.  Regular Dakota Midday guest Norm Evers of Norm's Greenhouse in Aurora answered questions about spring planting.

Fall Gardening

Oct 15, 2012

Norm Evers of Norm's Greenhouse and Nursery in Aurora joins Karl Gehrke for Dakota Midday's semi-regular gardening segment.  Today, Evers discusses fall lawn and garden work and takes questions from listeners.