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NSF project to analyze new battery material

Assistant professor Yue Zhou of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is leading a three-year, nearly $450,000 National Science Foundation project to determine how lithium metal improves battery performance.

South Dakota producers reap rewards of cover crops

The longer farmers use cover crops, the more likely they are to see the benefits and to use the conservation practice on a higher percentage of their farmland, according to a survey of eastern South Dakota producers.

Cellulose from ag residue to make clear biodegradable film

Making a transparent, biodegradable film from crop residue and native grasses—that is the goal that South Dakota State University assistant professor of dairy and food science Srinivas Janaswamy is pursuing through a three-year, $481,618 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.

Computer vision may revolutionize structural inspection

Inspecting structures after an earthquake, hurricane or flood is essential to saving lives, but that can be difficult to accomplish in a timely manner. “Trained inspectors need to decide whether to keep a bridge open, to restrict traffic to first responders only or to close it—and this must happen within a short time,” explained associate professor Mostafa Tazarv of South Dakota State University’

South Dakota State University and Celemics announce partnership for the development of Hybridization NGS-based Multiple Swine Pathogen Co-Detection Panel

South Dakota State University’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) has partnered with Celemics, Inc. to create the first-ever hybridization-based next generation sequencing (NGS) kit to detect viral and bacterial swine respiratory pathogens. Most current diagnostic technologies are based on culture or qPCR.

Turner Enterprises, Inc. and Turner Ranches Announce the Launch of the Turner Institute Of Ecoagriculture, Inc. and Collaboration with South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies

Turner Enterprises, Inc. and Turner Ranches announced today the launch of the Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture, Inc. (“Institute”).  The Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity and agricultural research organization formed by Ted Turner, whose history of sustainable ranching and animal production, natural resource conservation, and imperiled species restoration spans over three decades.

South Dakota State University's Northeast Research Farm to Host Field Day July 8

The South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm Tour will be held July 8 at 4:30 p.m. and run until dusk. The research farm is located 2.5 miles west of interstate 29 off exit 193 at 15710 455 Ave., South Shore, 57263. The tours will run continuously, each lasting an hour.  Tour 1: Weed Management  Pre-emergent Herbicide Updates and Weed Management Strategies – Paul O.

SDSU-led research center to find new uses for approved drugs

The SDSU-led Center for Drug, Disease and Delivery seeks to develop new formulations and therapeutic targets for approved drugs to help treat cancer and other diseases.

USDA project to produce wildflower seeds, improve soil health

Harvesting seeds from small plots of perennial wildflowers may not only provide producers with a new income source, but also improve soil health and thereby increase the sustainability of agricultural production. That is the impetus behind a five-year, nearly $500,000 U.S.

Study shows low COVID-19 infection rate in health care workers

Antibody testing of health care workers in three rural counties in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota showed 15% of the study participants had antibodies to the novel coronavirus.  “Antibodies (to the novel coronavirus) show the true prevalence (of COVID-19) in the population,” according to South Dakota State University assistant professor Natalie Thiex, whose research team in the Departm