April's Ag Advice By April Borders With the start of 2005, it's time to do some planning for the 2005 growing season. Not only do you have to consider what crops you will plant and where, but what you will do for management practices to ensure that you grow the best crop that you can.
In order to help you make those decisions, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service is publishing their new crop performance trials and new weed control fact sheets.
Currently we have copies of the following publications: "Corn � 2004 Precision Planted Performance Trials � C253," "Soybeans � 2004 Crop Performance Results � EC 775," "Small Grains � 2004 Crop Performance Recommendations � EC 774," "Weed Control in CRP Plantings: 2005 � FS 525CRP," and "Weed Control in Pasture & Range �FS 525-P."
If you would like a current copy of these publications please feel free to stop by the office and pick one up. These are also available on the SDSU Web site in a PDF format.
There are also some programs coming up that you might want to mark on your calendars. There will be a Regional Sheep Producers program on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Pa Pa's Restaurant in Freeman. The program begins at 2 p.m. and should conclude by 4:30 p.m. This meeting is free and open to the public. For more details contact the Lincoln County Extension Office at 764-2756.
There will be a Soybean Rust Clinic in Sioux Falls at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on Friday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This meeting requires pre-registration and a registration fee of $50 to non-ASA members. If you need a registration form let me know and I will mail you one.