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South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm to Host Field Day July 14

Brookings, S.D. – The South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm will host its annual field day on Thursday, July 14, at 4:30 p.m. CDT.

“The Northeast Research Farm field day is a great opportunity for our producers and stakeholders in the northeast region of South Dakota to learn about various research and Extension projects conducted by SDSU faculty and staff,” said David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.

This year’s event is sponsored by the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.

The tours will run continuously, each lasting an hour. The field day will include a meal provided by sponsors.

Tour 1: The first tour will focus on weed management and will be led by Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Management Coordinator. Johnson will talk about how pre-emergent herbicides worked in this very wet and late spring year in addition to weed management strategies in the glyphosate-resistant weed period such as dicamba, Enlist and GT 27 beans.

Tour 2: The second tour will focus on corn fertility and will feature nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium use in corn. Jason Clark, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, and Peter Kovacs, assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science, will be speaking on starter fertilizer management in corn.

Tour 3: The third tour will focus on insect, pests and oats. Discussion about insect problems in soybeans and wheat will be covered by Adam Varenhorst, SDSU Extension Entomology Specialist, and David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist, will be sharing information on oats.

Tour 4: The fourth tour will focus on soybean fertility and biological agronomy. Jon Kleinjan, SDSU Extension Agronomist, will talk about soybean fertility, and Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, will speak about biological agronomy.

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

The Northeast Research Farm is located 2.5 miles west of Interstate 29 off exit 193 (South Shore exit) at 15710 455 Ave. South Shore, SD 57263.

For more information, contact David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist, at or 605-882-5140.

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