Southeast Farm Tour is July 9

SDSU Extension will be hosting a tour of the Southeast Farm near Beresford on July 9, from 1:30-7:30 p.m. The tour will be led by Farm Manager Peter Sexton. The program will have presentations by SDSU Extension and NRCS staff and will include a trade show with equipment from John Deere, International, and Raven Industries. NRCS and SDSU Extension will also have displays. Directions to plot: 29974 University Road, Beresford, which is six miles west of Beresford (I-29 Exit 47) on Highway 46 and three miles south on University Road.

Plot tours and indoor presentations will cover numerous topics including: Building Soil Quality led by Jeff Hemenway, NRCS Soil Quality Specialist; Multi-Hybrid Corn Planter led by Peter Sexton, Associate Professor/Southeast Farm Supervisor and Doug Prairie, Product Manager with Raven Industries; Weed Control led by Darrell Deneke, SDSU Extension IPM Coordinator; Soybean Date of Planting led by Graig Reicks, SDSU Plant Science Research Associate.; Grazing Annual Forages led by Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist; Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybeans led by Connie Strunk, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist; Manure Application Effects on Soil led by Ron Gelderman SDSU Extension Soils Specialist/Plant Science Professor.; Micronutrients led by Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension Agronomist/Assistant Professor Assistant Professor.; Flame Weeder led by Ben Arlt SDSU Plant Science Graduate Student.; Drainage and Tiling led by Chris Hay, SDSU Extension Water Management Specialist/Assistant Professor; Crop Pest Management led by Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Extension Entomologist/Assistant Professor.

The research day is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call (605) 563-2989 or e-mail se.farms@sdstate.edu.

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