Newly organized nonprofit, Friends of Firesteel Creek, has joined the City of Mitchell and other organizations who are working to decrease the algal blooms in Lake Mitchell.
Swine manure is a rich source of nutrients, but its high phosphorus content in comparison to the other nutrients the crop needs means only so much can be spread on a field.
Associate professor Guanghui Hua, professor Chris Schmit and lecturer Kyungnan “Karen” Min are evaluating the efficiency of fresh and weathered woodchips at removing nitrates from tile drainage water.
A simple method of detecting viral DNA could make it possible to diagnose infectious diseases in the barn or in the field.
A lake covered in green slime is a sure sign of high levels of nitrogen and phosphorous.
A tiny aquatic plant called duckweed might help remove contaminants from ponds and slow-moving waterbodies and then could be harvested and incorporated into animal feed.
Bacteria levels in many South Dakota streams are too high.