South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm will host their annual field day on July 7 at 2:00 p.m. Due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, this year’s field day will be held virtually.
Even though we can't be together at the farm, our researchers have prepared several short videos highlighting current research projects. Participants will also have an opportunity to see research results and ask questions during a live webinar.
Participants will need internet access to participate. Registration is not required but is encouraged so participants can receive email reminders about the event.
- Corn Nitrogen Application Timing – Peter Kovacs, Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Sciences Assistant Professor
- Rye: Something old, something new – Peter Sexton, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist; David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist; Bradley Rops, Southeast Farm Operations Manager and Ben Brockmueller, Graduate Research Assistant
- Rye in the Feedlot – Warren Rushce, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate and Zach Smith, Department of Animal Science Assistant Professor
About the Southeast Research Farm
The Southeast Research Farm focuses on production agronomics in the heart of South Dakota’s corn and soybean country. It consists of 550 acres of dryland row crops, small grains, and forages, and annually feeds nearly 1,000 head of beef cattle and swine. The combination of crops and livestock makes this research farm unique among the SDSU research stations, allowing scientists to take a systems approach much like those on diversified farms in the area. For example, field peas studied by agronomists looking for alternative crops may also be fed to cattle and hogs by animal scientists seeking new feed sources. This farm is often the final testing ground where producers see and evaluate new technology before adapting it to their operations.
Learn more on the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU website.