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Jul 12

Southeast Research Farm Field Day

Tuesday, July 12

The South Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station at SDSU will host a field day at the SDSU Southeast Research Farm near Beresford, South Dakota on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 beginning at 1 p.m. CDT. The farm is located six miles west and three miles south of Beresford, South Dakota (29974 University Road, Beresford, SD 57004).


    Aerial view of the SDSU Southeast Research Farm.
    Courtesy: SDSU Southeast Research Farm
      • 1:00 p.m. Mesonet Ribbon Cutting and Demonstration presented by Nathan Edwards, Operations Manager, and Bill Gibbons, Director - South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, Associate Dean for Research
      • 1:30, 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. Field Tours -  CCA CEU credits will be available the day of the tour (see descriptions below)
      • 3:30 p.m. Indoor Individual Presentations
        • Bug in a Jug or Profit by Soil Health and the Outlook for Biological Products - Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist
        • Optimizing Use of Rye in the Feedlot - Zach Smith, SDSU Assistant Professor, Animal Science
        • Stalk Rot in Corn - Dalitso Yabwalo, SDSU Research Associate
        • Phytophthora Root Rot and White Mold in Soybeans - Connie Strunk, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist
      • 5:00 p.m. Meal provided by the Southeast Experiment Farm
      • 5:40 p.m. Indoor Group Presentation
        • Market Assessment: Fasten your seatbelts - Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist

      For more information, contact Peter Sexton, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Alternative Ag Systems Specialist, or call the SDSU Southeast Research Farm at 605-563-2989.

      Field Tour Descriptions

      Tour 1: Weeds

      • Weed Project Demonstrations - Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator

      Tour 2: Small Grains and Forages

      • Rye Variety Trials - Grain and Forage - Peter Sexton, SDSU Extension Alternative Ag Systems Specialist
      • Oat Variety Development - Melanie Caffe, SDSU Associate Professor
      • Alfalfa Variety and Seeding Rate Trials - Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Forage Field Specialist
      • Interseeded Cover Crop Biomass Affects Corn N Requirement - Jason Clark, SDSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist

      Tour 3: Corn and Soybean

      • Corn N Rate Recommendations Update - Jason Clark, SDSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist
      • Southeast South Dakota Entomology Issues - Adam Varenhorst, SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist, or Philip Rozeboom, SDSU Extension IPM Coordinator
      • Starter Fertilization for Corn - Peter Kovacs, SDSU Assistant Professor
      • Double Cropping; Corn, Soybeans and Sorghum after Rye Silage - Brad Rops, Operations Manager, Southeast Farm

      Tour 4: Horticulture

      • High Tunnel Production of Grafted Tomatoes and Specialty Melons - Kristine Lang, SDSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist
      • Integrating Clover Cover Crops for Squash Production - Alexis Barnes, SDSU Graduate Research Assistant