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Treating Mountain Pine Beetles Workshops

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will host free workshops over the next few weeks on treatment of mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills.

All workshops will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. MDT.

Workshops will be presented by forest entomologists of the U.S. Forest Service and Dr. John Ball of South Dakota State University and SDDA. They have been working on the issue since the beginning of the current beetle epidemic. Information will be presented on the how, when and why of treating infested trees this fall and winter.

“The 2013 mountain pine beetle flight is coming to an end, and now comes the time to deal with the newly infested trees,” said Ray Sowers, SDDA state forester.

For more information on the workshops, contact Brian Garbisch with SDDA at 605-394-6092.

Agriculture is South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at or find us on Facebook at and Twitter @SDAgriculture.

–S.D. Dept. of Agriculture


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