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Feb 15

2019 Brookings Crops Clinic and Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Friday, February 15

SDSU Extension will be hosting the 39th Annual Brookings Crops Clinic on Feb 15 at the McCrory Gardens (631 22nd Ave, Brookings, SD 57006).

This year’s program will cover several emerging topics in crop production in the region such as weather & climate, conventional soybeans, soil productivity and management, grain market outlook, and cover crops management. 


8:00 Registration at the Gate ($10) & Visit Booth.

8:30 Conventional Soybeans and Updates on SDSU Variety Trails - Jonathan Kleinjan, SDSU Extension Crop Production Associate 

9:00 Cover Crops: Opportunity & Challenges - David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist

9:40 BREAK

10:00 Climate Outlook 2019 - Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist.

10:40 Grain Market Outlook - Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Business Management Field Specialist

11: 20 Soils Update - Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist.

12:00 Lunch (included with registration)

12:45 Registration for Private Applicator Training - PHOTO ID REQUIRED. PLEASE BRING YOUR OLD APPLICATOR LICENSE AS WELL.

1:30 Pesticide Application: What you need to Know - David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist

3:00 Management of the Major and Minor Insect Pests of Corn and Soybean in SD - Adam Varenhorst, SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist.

3:45 Can you Afford to cut down Weed Control Cost? - Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.

4:30 Adjourn

The registration cost is $10 and can be paid at the gate. All attendees from morning session are highly encouraged to attend the afternoon session to get updated on pest issues in the state. For more information, please contact David Karki at 605.882.5140.