2020 Planting Season Outlook

Jan 14, 2020

In The Moment ... January 14, 2020 Show 733 Hour 1

It's the time of year when farmers are buying seed for the next planting season. 

Last planting season was a nightmare for many of our area farmers.

What's the outlook for 2020? Are farmers buying at their past levels? Are they trying new seeds?

To answer these questions and more, we look to Ron Wolfkuhle for the answers. He's the head of seed for F2F Genetics Network, a division of the Farmers Business Network.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

This week kids in Sioux Falls are planting seeds and sprouts in four raised garden beds next to a parking lot. A few days ago, we brought you a conversation from Ground Works-Midwest about teaching gardens. Volunteers have now constructed more places for food to grow.

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.

SDSU Extension: Schools Seek Seeds

Jan 7, 2013

In the dead of winter gardening might be the last thing on your mind.

But the Extension Office at South Dakota State University is asking residents to think spring and to donate vegetable seeds that can be used in educational gardens around the state.

Chris Zdorovtsov is with the SDSU Extension office.  She says school gardens that target young people are seeing a big spike in popularity. 

She says many schools around the state now have gardens but some can use help in acquiring quality vegetable seeds.