There will be continuous tours running, each lasting about an hour. The field day will include a meal provided by sponsors.
The first tour will be the Weed Management Tour. Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Management Coordinator, will talk on how pre-emergent herbicides worked in this unusual year and weed management strategies in the glyphosate-resistant weed period like dicamba, Enlist, and Balance beans.
The second tour be the Fertility Tour. It will feature nitrogen and potassium use in corn. Speaking in this area will be Anthony Bly, Extension Soils Field Specialist; Jason Clark, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist and Peter Kovacs, Assistant Professor in the Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Department.
The third tour will be the Small Grains Tour. Spring wheat will be covered by Karl Glover, Spring Wheat Breeder. Oats will be covered by Melanie Caffe, Oats Breeder. Jon Kleinjan, Extension Associate, will cover all other small grains. In addition, Small Grain Diseases will be presented by Emmanuel Byamukama, Extension Plant Pathologist.
The fourth tour will be the CRP, Cover Crops and Weather Tour. Grassland/CRP will be covered by Peter Bauman, Extension Range Field Specialist. Herbicide residual effects on cover crops will be presented by Gared Shaffer, Extension Weeds Field Specialist. Nathen Edwards, Director of SD Mesonet, will cover pesticide drift avoidance.
This year the tour is being sponsored by the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota Soybeans Research and Promotion council.
For more information on the tour Contact Paul O. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-688-4591.
Building Access Directions
The tour is located 2.5 miles west of interstate 29 off exit 193 or the South Shore exit at 15710, 455 ave. South Shore, SD.