Dr. Dwayne Beck

Dr. Dwayne Beck is the Director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm where they apply a robust systems approach to farming by adding diversity and management practices that support that system of profitable no-till, designed for producers in the Northern Great Plains.

Dr. Beck has completed a great deal of research on cover crops, no-till, and the incredible power of weeds to become resistant to herbicide. His work on developing and promoting diverse no-till cropping systems played an important role in allowing producers in South Dakota to dramatically improve their profitability while also protecting soil and water resources; enhancing wildlife habitat; reducing net carbon dioxide emissions; improving air quality and having other positive impacts.