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SDSU researcher develops program to more accurately identify land cover

By : SDSU A South Dakota State University geospatial sciences researcher has developed a program that uses Landsat satellite data to automatically categorize what’s on the ground and does so more accurately than other land cover products. Assistant research professor Hankui Zhang’s technology not only discriminates grassland, cropland and mixed grasses/cropland, but also an evergreen…

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Raven to give $5 million to SDSU Precision Ag Facility

By: SDSU Raven Industries announced today that it is awarding South Dakota State University a historic gift of $5 million for the establishment of its Precision Agriculture Facility within the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences on its main campus in Brookings, S.D. SDState is the first land-grant university in the country to offer both…

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More housing on the horizon at SDSU

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Apartment building, townhomes planned for former location of SDSU family housing BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University’s plans to build new housing options for upperclassmen and graduate students continues to progress after the university presented its plans to the South Dakota Board of Regents last month. Submitting a facility…

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DNA, RNA sequencing available on campus

By: SDSU Instrumentation that can sequence the entire genome of an organism is now available on the South Dakota State University campus, thanks to funding from National Science Foundation, the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, SDSU Office of Information Technology and South Dakota’s BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR) Center. “Having a sequencing center in…

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First Bank & Trust donates $500k to SDSU precision ag facility

By: SDSU Extention iGrow BROOKINGS – First Bank & Trust has announced a $500,000 investment to help South Dakota State University with construction of the new precision agriculture facility on campus. The new facility is planned for the northwest corner of campus. It will be a center for research, teaching and innovation that covers the…

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Community Innovation grants coming to Brookings

By: South Dakota Community Foundation PIERRE – Round 3 of the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) 2017 Community Innovation Grant program has been completed. Fifteen South Dakota nonprofits will receive grant awards, including several in the Brookings area. Offered in partnership with the Bush Foundation, the Community Innovation Grant program supports efforts to find breakthrough…

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Cookies and cream part of SDSU legacy

By: Megan Raposa, Argus Leader Editor’s note: This article is an Associated Press member exchange feature shared by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. BROOKINGS (AP) – There wasn’t a patent, but there were witnesses. In 1979, Joe Leedom was a dairy science student at South Dakota State University when he helped make the very first…

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Imaging engineers improve accuracy of satellite images

By: SDSU New pseudo-invariant calibration sites in northern Africa were identified through a partnership with Google Earth Engine. Original story by Jodilyn Andrews Scientists use satellite images to monitor the conditions of forests, crops and the environment, but their research relies on those images accurately measuring the light being reflected from Earth. Imaging engineers at…

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SDSU Researchers Study Impact of Cover Crops on Soil Health

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Producers are open to innovative ideas that can improve soil health, but need more evidence before adding cover crops to their rotation plans, according to assistant professor Sandeep Kumar of the South Dakota State University Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science. Kumar, who leads the SDSU project, is one…

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Passive House Project Taking Shape

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications One look at the building plans is all it took for Dusten Hendrickson to be hooked on the passive house designed by South Dakota State University Department of Architecture students in Brookings. “I love cool-looking architecture, and it’s a really, really modern, Scandinavian design,” said Hendrickson, president of the construction…

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