Fall tour set for Sept. 6 at Southeast Research Farm The Southeast Research Farm near Beresford will host its fall tour on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Educational tours will run continuously from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., said farm manager Bob Berg, associate professor of plant science with South Dakota State University.
The research farm is located six miles west and three miles south of Beresford at 29974 University Road.
Extension Weed Specialist Leon Wrage and Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Darrell Deneke will discuss waterhemp, cocklebur, and velvetleaf control; early season weed pressure; soybean leaf "pucker" symptoms; and reduced herbicide rates. Jeff Jackson, a graduate research assistant in plant science, will talk about site-specific weed management.
Extension Entomologist Mike Catangui will discuss western bean cutworm, European corn borer and bean leaf beetle. Marie Langham, an SDSU plant science virologist, will talk about bean pod mottle virus. Extension Plant Pathologist Marty Draper will deal with soybean cyst nematodes, while plant science graduate research assistant Ana Micijevic will discuss potato leaf hopper resistance in alfalfa.
Extension Soils Specialist Jim Gerwing will tell producers about potassium and sulfur deficiencies. Berg will discuss tillage and crop rotation research.
SDSU economist Doug Franklin will discuss long-term cropping system economics, while SDSU soybean breeder Roy Scott will talk about soybean breeding technology. Gregg Carlson, an SDSU plant science professor and Extension specialist, will demonstrate site-specific equipment that can be used in precision farming.
Lunch will be provided by Farm Credit Services of America. Certified Crop Advisor credits are pending in pest management, soil fertility and crop production.
A 20-year service award will be presented to Southeast Research Farm staff member Ruth Stevens at the event.
Radio stations KXRB or WNAX will carry announcements of any changes in plans. Call the experiment farm at 605-563-2989 for more information, or send and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .