Farm tour set for July 8 The South Dakota State University Southeast Research Farm tour begins at 3 p.m. July 8. The farm is located at 29974 University Road. To reach the farm from Beresford, drive six miles west on S.D. Highway 46, then three miles south on University Road. The tour will include a review of research projects taking place at the farm. Producers, the public, and others in agricultural businesses are encouraged to attend the free event. SDSU winter wheat breeder Bill Berzonsky will present information on winter wheat varieties, breeding, and date of planting. SDSU research associate Anthony Bly will share information about ongoing soil fertility projects. Bob Berg, manager of the farm, will discuss a mycotoxin research project. South Dakota Cooperative Extension Weeds Specialist Mike Moechnig and Extension IPM Coordinator Darrell Deneke will share information on weed control programs for corn and soybeans. SDSU soybean researcher and Extension entomologist Kelley Tilmon will give producers information about biological control for soybean aphids, and Extension Agronomy Educator Jon Kieckhefer will lead a session on white grubs. Extension Entomologist Mike Catangui will present information related to insecticide performance and soybean yield. Extension Swine Specialist Bob Thaler will share new information on using bio-filters to help control swine diseases, and Extension Horticulture Educator Cynthia Bergman will present a poster about her work on fiber flax. A free lunch will be provided and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits are available. Call the farm for more information at (605) 563-2989. The Southeast South Dakota Experiment Farm Corporation is sponsoring the tour, along with the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service.
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