South Dakota State University’s Northeast Research Farm will host its annual Summer Tour on July 12, 2018 at the farm located at 15710 455 Ave., South Shore. The tour begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at dusk.
The farm is located approximately 15 miles north of Watertown at the junction of Highway 20 and 455th Ave. or 2 miles west of the I-29 South Shore exit (193).
The summer tour will feature plot tours highlighting research happening on the farm, as well as presentations and demonstrations on pest management, small grain varieties and agronomy and nutrient management by SDSU faculty and SDSU Extension staff.
The summer tour is free of charge and open to the public. No pre-registration is necessary.
Tentative Tour Schedule and Topics
Weed Control Updates: Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator
Plant Disease Update: Emmanuel Byamukama, SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist
Small Grain Diseases: Shaukat Ali, SDSU Small Grains Pathologist
Insect Pest Update: Adam Varenhorst, SDSU Extension Specialist Field Crop Entomologist
Spring Wheat Breeding: Karl Glover, SDSU Spring Wheat Breeder
Oat Breeding: Melanie Caffe, SDSU Oat Breeder
Crop Production Update: Jonathan Kleinjan, SDSU Extension Crop Production Associate
Soil Management Issues: David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist, and Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist
Nutrients in Crop Residues: Howard Woodard, SDSU Soil Fertility and Soil Management Researcher
Split Nitrogen Management in Corn: Péter Kovács,SDSU Assistant Professor, Ag Cropping Systems
Using Weather Data to Maximize Spray Time: Nathan Edwards, SDSU Mesonet Manager at South Dakota State University
Plant Disease Sample Issues/Questions: Connie Tande, SDSU Microbiologist and Plant Diagnostic Clinic Diagnostician
South Dakota Wheat Inc.: Caren Assman, South Dakota Wheat Inc. Executive Director
A post-tour lunch will be provided, courtesy of the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and South Dakota Wheat Commission.
The tour is presented collaboratively by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU, SDSU Extension, SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and the SDSU Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Department.
For more information about the SDSU Northeast Research Farm Summer Tour, contact Al Heuer at 605-886-5152.