Crop production clinics scheduled for January

Crop production clinics scheduled for January The Extension Service of the South 2 Field Education Unit and South Dakota State University will be conducting a series of crop production clinics in southeast South Dakota. "Crop Production Decisions 2003," will be held the second full week of January.

Programs will run from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at each of the following locations:

Jan. 13, Scotland City Hall; Jan. 14, Parker Community Building; Jan. 15, Vermillion, 4-H Center; and Jan. 17, Canton, Extension Center.

Leon Wrage, Extension Weed Specialist at SDSU, will begin the programs at each location. Wrage will discuss weed shifts and changes. He will provide an herbicide performance update. He will also talk about noxious weed control and bring producers up to date on new products for corn and soybean producers.

The Agronomy Extension Educators in the S2 FEU will provide a corn and soybean fertility update. April Borders, Clay County; John Gille, Union County; and Steve Sutera, Bon Homme County will highlight nitrogen and fertilizer carryover. A tillage management and research update will be provided. They will also provide some information on C2C � Choose 2 Communicate.

Mike Catangui, Extension Entomologist at SDSU, will wrap up the program with a discussion on how to manage soybean aphids and western bean cutworms. He will also provide a corn borer update.

CCA credits will be available. The program is open to the public at no charge. Contact your local Extension Educator for more information.

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