Southeast SD Experiement Farm tour is set for Sept. 9

The Southeast South Dakota Experiment Research Farm fall tour begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 9.

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 event ends at approximately 3 p.m. with tours continuing throughout the day.

Producers, the public, and others in agricultural businesses are encouraged to attend the free event, which will include an open house of the newly remodeled research farm office.

Bob Berg, manager of the farm, along with SDSU Soils Testing Laboratory Manager Ron Gelderman, will share information on cover crop performance and a manure injection study.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension Weeds Specialist Mike Moechnig will explain results from some new corn and soybean herbicides.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension Soybean Researcher and Entomologist Kelley Tilmon will give producers an update on soybean insect pests.

Extension Entomologist Mike Catangui will update tour participants on corn and soybean insect pests and controls, and Extension Plant Pathologist Larry Osborne will explain issues related to soybean cyst nematode.

Extension Swine Specialist Bob Thaler will share information on feed value of a novel soybean extrusion process and biofilters.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology graduate student Cindie McCutcheon will explain an air-quality sampling project that focuses on mercury.

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 the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service.

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