South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm will host its 57th Annual Summer Field Day from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on July 10, 2018 at the farm located at 29974 University Road, Beresford. Preceding the field day, there will be a No-Till and Interseeding Workshop at the farm.
Field tours start at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Indoor presentations will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The field day will feature plot tours highlighting projects and research happening on the farm, as well as presentations and demonstrations by SDSU faculty and SDSU Extension staff.
The featured speaker for the tour is Loran Steinlage, an innovative Iowa farmer who has evolved from practicing conventional tillage to strip till to no-till with cover crops, all while building soil health and revenue. He will be giving a presentation entitled, “How to Improve Soil Health and Profitability with Cover Crops and No-Till” at 5:40 p.m.
Preceding the annual field day there will be a No-Till and Interseeding Workshop, sponsored in part by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition. This workshop will feature producers from South Dakota and Northeast Iowa discussing their experiences with no-till, cover crops and interseeding, particularly under wet conditions. Registration for the workshop starts at 8:15 a.m. with the first session starting at 8:45 a.m.
Tentative Tour Schedule and Topics
Corn and Soybean Herbicide Demonstrations: Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator
Oat Varieties: Melanie Caffe, SDSU Assistant Professor, Oat Breeding
Oat Nitrogen: Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist
Soybean Insect Pests: Adam Varenhorst, SDSU Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Specialist Field Crop Entomologist
Soybean Disease Update: Emmanuel Byamukama, SDSU Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist
Soybean Management for Yield and Grain Quality: Péter Kovács,SDSU Assistant Professor, Ag Cropping Systems
Rye Cover Crop and Tile Drainage: Peter Sexton, SDSU Southeast Farm Supervisor/Plant Science
Annual Forages: Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist
Rotation and Grazing: Sandeep Kumar, SDSU Plant Science Assistant Professor, Soil Biophysics and Management
Oat – Palisade: David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist
Corn – N Timing: Jason Clark, SDSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist; Péter Kovács,SDSU Assistant Professor, Ag Cropping Systems
Soybean Planting Date: Graig Reicks, SDSU Plant Science
Indoor Presentations will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Marketing Trends: Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist
Ag Weather Tools: Laura Edwards, SDSU State Climatologist
Drainage Water Management: John McMaine, SDSU Ag Engineering Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer
Root Rot of Corn: Febina Mathew, SDSU Assistant Professor & Field Crops Pathologist; Paul Okello, SDSU Plant Science
No-Till and Interseeding Workshop Tentative Agenda
No- Tilling Along the Vermillion River: Dick Nissen, South Dakota farmer
Coping with Wet Weather Using No-till and Cover Crops: Loran Steinlage, Iowa farmer
No-Till at the Southeast Research Farm: Peter Sexton, Southeast Research Farm Manager
Cover Crop Interseeding to Improve Soil Health and Profitability: Loran Steinlage, Iowa farmer
The field day and workshop are free of charge and everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information about the SDSU Southeast Research Farm Summer Field Day and No-Till and Interseeding Workshop, contact Ruth Stevens at 605-563-2989.