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.
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 ...
Scientist documents wetland losses
(Phys.org) —Wetlands in eastern North and South Dakota are shrinking at a rapid pace, according to professor Carol Johnston of the South Dakota State University Natural Resource Management Department.
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.
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 gathered at the ...
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.
Researcher examines motion of breaking waves
During the spring of 2011, Lake Poinsett homeowners were amazed at how easily the waves destroyed their sandbag and concrete barricades, but South Dakota State University Civil Engineering Professor Francis Ting was not. ...
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.
Researchers explore fuel from algae, insects in native grasses
(Phys.org)—Fuel made from algae and the discovery of insects that no one has ever seen in native grasses were among the research findings presented by South Dakota State University researchers at the 2012 Sun Grant National ...
Study of breaking waves helps stabilize lake shorelines
In spring 2011, waves more than 5 feet high driven by 45 mph winds crashed through sandbag and concrete barricades along Lake Poinsett and Lake Thompson in eastern South Dakota. Spring flooding that leads to this level of ...
Study tracks relationship between storms, cities
(Phys.org)—On the Great Plains, storm clouds are visible from quite a distance. And, sometimes, those storms seem to veer off course for no apparent reason. A group of scientists is studying weather patterns to determine ...