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South Dakota State University's Northeast Research Farm to Host Field Day July 8

Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator, presenting at the SDSU Northeast Research Farm.
Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Management Coordinator, presenting at the SDSU Northeast Research Farm.

The South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm Tour will be held July 8 at 4:30 p.m. and run until dusk. The research farm is located 2.5 miles west of interstate 29 off exit 193 at 15710 455 Ave., South Shore, 57263.

The tours will run continuously, each lasting an hour.

 Tour 1: Weed Management 

  • Pre-emergent Herbicide Updates and Weed Management Strategies – Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Management Coordinator

Tour 2: Fertility  

  • Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium Use in Corn – Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist and Peter Kovacs, assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science 

Tour 3: Small Grains and Alfalfa 

  • Small grains variety trials – Jon Kleinjan, SDSU Extension Agronomist
  • Growth Regulator Use in Oats – David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist 
  • Alfalfa Issues and Concerns – Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist 

 Tour 4:  Pest Tour 

  • Small Grain Diseases – Emmanuel Byamukama, associate professor and SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist
  • Insect problems in all crops will be covered by Adam Varenhorst, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist 

Connie Tande, SDSU Extension Plant Diagnostician, will be available between tours to discuss plant sample issues, identification of pests or field problems. 

This year’s tour is being sponsored by the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota Soybeans Research and Promotion Council. The field day will include a meal provided by the sponsors.

For more information, contact SDSU Extension Weed Management Coordinator Paul O. Johnson at paulo.johnson@sdstate.edu or at 605-688-4591.