April’s Ag Advice

April's Ag Advice by April Borders The 2004 Area "Crop Production Clinics" will be held in three locations in Southeast South Dakota. The programs are sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service of the South 2 Field Education Unit and South Dakota State University.

Clinics will be held at the Parker Community Room on Feb. 9, at Simplot's Meeting Room in Beresford on Feb.10, and at the Yankton County 4-H Building on Feb. 11. The programs run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be the same at each location.

Leon Wrage, Extension weed specialist, begins the clinic at 10 a.m. Wrage will highlight Roundup weed resistance, weed shifts in our cropping systems, and provide information on new herbicides and mixes that are available.

At 11:30 a.m. the agronomy Extension educators � John Gille, April Borders, and Steve Sutera � will provide information on the unit cost of production programming that is available through the Extension Service. They will also highlight corn and soybean insect management strategies.

Lunch will be served at 12:30p.m. At 1 p.m. Jim Gerwing, Extension soils specialist, will provide information on urea volatilization and potassium for corn and soybeans.

The final speaker at 2 p.m. will be Marty Draper, Extension plant pathologist. He will give current information and updated research on soybean diseases and stripe rust in wheat.

The clinics are open to the public and there is no charge to attend. For more information contact the Extension Office at 677-7111.

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