Explanation of S.D. field tours and variety trials
Plot tours and indoor presentations will cover numerous topics including: “Building Soil Quality” led by Jeff Hemenway, NRCS soil quality specialist; “Multi-Hybrid Corn Planter” led by Peter Sexton, associate professor/Southeast Farm supervisor and Doug Prairie, product manager with Raven Industries; “Weed Control” led by Darrell Deneke, SDSU Extension IPM coordinator; “Soybean Date of Planting” led by Graig Reicks, SDSU Plant Science research associate; “Grazing Annual Forages” led by Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension cow/calf field specialist; “Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybeans” led by Connie Strunk, SDSU Extension plant pathology field specialist; “Manure Application Effects on Soil” led by Ron Gelderman SDSU Extension soils specialist/plant science professor; “Micronutrients led by Nathan Mueller,” SDSU Extension agronomist/assistant professor assistant professor; “Flame Weeder” led by Ben Arlt SDSU Plant Science graduate student; “Drainage and Tiling” led by Chris Hay, SDSU Extension water management specialist/assistant professor; “Crop Pest Management” led by Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Extension entomologist/assistant professor.
The research day is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 605-563-2989 or email email@example.com.
July 9, Sully County Crop Improvement Association, Spring Wheat Variety Trial tour near Onida: This tour begins at 6:30 p.m. (CDT), and includes a meal. Speakers include Karl Glover, SDSU Plant Science associate professor and Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist. Directions to the plot: Turn east off SD HWY # 83 on to 185th St. (Onida junction), travel 6.5 miles on 185th St. Plot is on the north side.
July 10, Northeast Farm Tour (South Shore): This tour begins at 4 p.m. (CDT) and runs till dusk. It includes presentations covering the following topics: Spring Wheat variety trials, weed demo plots, plant pathology, more. Speakers may include: Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomy specialist; Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Extension entomology specialist; Emmanuel Byamukama, SDSU Extension plant pathology specialist; Paul Johnson, Extension Agronomy Field Specialist; Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Extension Agronomy - Weeds Field Specialist; Ron Gelderman, SDSU Extension Soils Specialist. Directions to farm: 1 ½ miles west of I-29, exit 193 (South Shore/Stockholm exit, or approximately 15 miles north of Watertown at the junction of Highway 20 and old Hwy 81.)