Explanation of S.D. field tours and variety trials
July 1, Winter Wheat Variety Trials near Ideal: This event begins at 5:30 p.m. (CDT) at the farm of cooperating producer , Bryan Jorgenson. Speakers include SDSU Research Associate Steve Kalsbeck; and Bob Fanning, SDSU Extension plant pathology field specialist. Directions to tour: From Winner, 8.5 miles north on N County Road, 2.5 miles west, 4 miles north and 0.5 miles west. Or 1 mile east, 1 mile north and 0.5 miles west of the Ideal, SD Post Office.
July 2, Winter Wheat Variety Trials tour in Martin: The tour begins at 5 p.m. (MDT). This tour is led by Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomy specialist and Bob Fanning, plant pathology field specialist. Directions to tour: The plot is located 5 miles east of the stoplight in Martin; on the south side of Hwy 18.
July 8, Faulk County Crop Improvement Association Spring Wheat Variety Trials: The tour beings at9:30 a.m. (CDT). Speakers include Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomy specialist; Emmanuel Byamukama, plant pathology specialist; and Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Extension agronomy/weeds field specialist. Directions to plot: From Faulkton go east to the Hwy 212/Hwy 45 junction, go ½ mile north, then 1 ½ miles east.
July 8, Walworth County Crop Improvement Assn. Spring Wheat Variety Trial: Tour will begin at 6 p.m.(CDT) at the Fiedlers Farm with a meal. Directions to farm: travel 2 miles east of Selby on SD Hwy 130 and 0.5 miles south to reach the farm.
July 8 Winter Cereals -Sustainability in Action at the Laird Larson farm near Clark: This tour begins at 5 p.m. (CDT). This tour is organized in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and will include Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Extension agronomy/weeds field specialist; Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomy specialist; Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Extension entomology specialist; Emmanuel Byamukama, plant pathology specialist, and Blake VandeVoorst, Ducks Unlimited agronomy programs manager. This tour will look at the inclusion of winter wheat in various crop rotations, including wheat after various varieties of soybeans. Supper will be served following the tour. Directions to farm: 8 miles East of Clark on U.S. 212, North 0.6 miles on County Road 5 (Garden City Road), West side of road.
July 9, Southeast Farm Tour in Beresford: This tour runs from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CDT) and is led by Farm Manager Peter Sexton. The program will have presentations by SDSU Extension and NRCS staff and will include a trade show with equipment from John Deere, International, and Raven Industries. NRCS and SDSU Extension will also have displays. Directions to plot: 29974 University Road, Beresford, which is six miles west of Beresford (I-29 Exit 47) on Highway 46 and three miles south on University Road.
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