The tour is at Southeast Farm near Beresford, located at 29974 University Road (six miles west from Beresford on Highway 46, then three miles south on University Road).
Southeast Research Farm Manager Bob Berg said speakers and topics include SDSU Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Darrell Deneke, discussing soybean cyst nematodes; Extension Weeds Specialist Mike Moechnig, talking about weed management in corn and soybeans; and Extension Pesticide Education Coordinator Brad Ruden, on soybean rust and plant health fungicide trials.
SDSU research entomologist Kelley Tilmon will discuss soybean aphids; Extension Entomologist Mike Catangui will deal with corn insects and grain quality.
SDSU Professor Dave Clay will discuss using livestock manure in cropping systems. Extension Forage Crops Specialist Peter Jeranyama will offer insights on fall management of alfalfa. Extension Soil Fertility Specialist Jim Gerwing will deal with long-term fertilizer program performance and profitability.
Southeast Farm Manager Robert Berg will discuss camelina, a unique oilseed crop. SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Erik Loe will discuss the effect of corn processing on cattle feeding. Extension Crops Specialist Bob Hall will discuss drought stress effects on corn and soybean, as well as planting winter wheat this fall in southeast South Dakota.
Ruth Stevens, statistical assistant, will also be recognized for 25 years of service at Southeast Research Farm.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of Farm Credit Services of America. Certified Crop Advisor Credits will be offered.
For more information contact the farm by phone at (605) 563-2989, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to KXRB or WNAX radio for further announcements.