South Dakota State University (SDSU) was established in 1881 in Brookings, South Dakota. Today, SDSU has nearly nearly 12,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. SDSU is known for its academic departments of agriculture, engineering, nursing and pharmacy. SDSU's Web site is more oriented towards students and prospective students.
Mapping the connections between diverse sets of data
What is a map? Most often, it's a visual tool used to demonstrate the relationship between multiple places in geographic space. They're useful because you can look at one and very quickly pick up on the general ...
Mutating virus suppresses cow's immune response
Bovine viral diarrhea virus infections result in one of the most costly diseases among cattle with losses in U.S. herds estimated at $2 billion per year, according to professor Christopher Chase of the South ...
Biologist studies where and how animals cross busy Highway 67
Riding in the backseat of an SDSU-owned Jeep on Highway 67, just a little northeast of Poway, I point to a large bird perched on a wire.
Patterns of deforestation may increase Amazon's vulnerability to drought
Two major droughts within a five-year period have done significant damage to the Amazon forest in Brazil, but analyzing how the forest has responded may help researchers predict the long-term impact of global ...
Landowners key to preserving Prairie Pothole habitat
(Phys.org) —A survey of Midwest landowners will help policymakers find ways to further incentivize conservation of wetlands and grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region, according to Larry Gigliotti, assistant unit leader ...
Natural citrus scent may produce renewable solvents, fuel
(Phys.org) —A natural citrus scent called limonene may be the key to sustainability when it comes to making fragrances, solvents and perhaps even jet fuel, according to South Dakota State University doctoral ...
Bringing fiber optics to electronic components
Fiber optics increased the speed and quantity of information that can be transmitted through the Internet by transforming electrical signals into pulsating light.
Ranchers benefit from long-term grazing data
Scientists studying changes in the Earth's surface rely on 40 years of Landsat satellite imaging, but South Dakota ranchers making decisions about grazing their livestock can benefit from 70 years of data ...
Dairy scientist targets heat-resistant microbes
Corralling desperados with names like bacillus and paenibacillus will require ingenuity and an arsenal of weapons. These outlaws aren't rustling cattle—they're making milk sour and cheese soft and crumbly.
Biochemical pathways may be key to scab resistance
Pale, shriveled heads of grain spell trouble for wheat and barley farmers—they're the telltale signs of Fusarium head blight. The fungal disease, commonly known as scab, not only dramatically shrinks yields ...
Agricultural engineers develop system to prevent combine fires
"What a nightmare," blogs one North Dakota sunflower farmer, describing fires smoldering in combine engine and ladder compartments, under the rotor belt and in front of the radiator.
Mechanical engineer investigates passive cooling system for microelectronics
On a cold February day, heat is a good thing, but not when it comes to electronics. Assistant professor Gregory Michna of the SDSU Mechanical Engineering Department is developing a means of cooling laptops ...
Ant diversity marks grassland restoration progress
The more diverse the ant population, the closer a restored section of grassland is to its original state, according to Laura Winkler. The South Dakota State University graduate completed her master's degree ...
Researcher evaluates frozen blueberries
Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb.
Multi-hybrid planter to advance precision ag research
When plant scientist Peter Sexton needed a new row-crop planter at the Beresford research farm, he looked to the future—in terms of equipment and networking.