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South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm to Host Virtual Field Day

Peter Sexton
Peter Sexton, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist, discusses rye varieties.

The South Dakota State University Southeast Research Farm will be hosting a virtual field day version of the farm’s annual field day online July 7, at 2:00 p.m. Due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, this year’s field day will be held virtually via webinar with presentations and field tours showcased on video.

The Southeast Farm Virtual Field Day will include a pre-recorded video of our researchers discussing their projects including feedlot research, rye varieties, forages, soil quality, cover crops, interseeding, weed control, the SDSU oat breeding program and water quality. The video will be accompanied with an hour-long webinar where researchers will present in-depth data about their projects, and webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. 

Webinar topics include: 

  • Corn Nitrogen Application Timing – Peter Kovacs, Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Sciences Assistant Professor 
  • Rye: Something old, something new – Peter Sexton, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist; David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist; Bradley Rops, Southeast Farm Operations Manager and Ben Brockmueller, Graduate Research Assistant 
  • Rye in the Feedlot – Warren Rushce, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate and Zach Smith, Department of Animal Science Assistant Professor 

Certified crop consultant educational credits (CEU’s) will be available at the event. 

Webinar participants will need internet access to participate. Registration is not required. Visit the SDSU Extension website to learn more about the webinar, signup for email reminders and submit questions for our researchers. Videos can be accessed on the day of the event and the webinar recording will be posed for viewing after July 7 at https://extension.sdstate.edu/tags/south-dakota-agricultural-experiment-station

For more information, contact Peter Sexton, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist, at peter.sexton@sdstate.edu or 605-563-2989.