Annual row crop clinic to be held

The only Row Crop Clinic held in the Southeastern part of the state will be held on Feb. 14 at the Parker Community Building in Parker. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coffee and rolls are sponsored by Farm Credit Services and lunch is sponsored by Cargill and CENTRAL Farmers Cooperative.

There is a $10 fee for the program and anyone interested may attend. CCA credits will be available.

The program includes Kurt Reitsma, SDSU Extension precision ag field specialist, who will discuss "Making Cents Out of Yield Monitor Data"; Chris Hay, SDSU Extension agricultural water management specialist, who will talk about "Land Drainage and Water Management", Ron Gelderman, SDSU Extension soils specialist, who will address "Nitrogen Use Efficiciency"; Mike Moechnig, SDSU Extension weeds specialist, who will provide a "Herbicide Update"; and Connie Strunk, SDSU Extension plant pathology field specialist, discussing "Crop Disease Control".

There also will be a private applicators training in conjunction with the Row Crop Clinic in Parker on Feb. 14.

To receive pesticide applicator certification you must attend the entire afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. You also must bring along your driver's license or similar government issued photo ID card.

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