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Dakota Lakes Research Farm Fall Field Day to be Held Sept. 18

BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host a fall field day on Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. CDT. The farm is located at 21310 308th Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501, and is approximately 17 miles east of Pierre on Hwy 34. The field day will highlight the research farm’s work in cover crops and integrating livestock into the farm system, as well as how the farm uses cover crops and perennial plants for forage and soil health purposes.

Presentations include:

  • Herbicide and Cover Crop Interactions - Gared Shaffer, SDSU Extension Weeds Field Specialist
  • Nutrient Cycling and Cover Crops - Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist
  • Cover Crop Water Usage by Sam Ireland, SDSU Graduate Student
  • Selecting and Developing a Cover Crop Mix by Jason Miller, Agronomist, NRCS
  • Cover Crops for Forage by Dwayne Beck and Cody Zilverberg, Dakota Lakes Research Farm staff members
  • Swath Grazing with Cover Crops by Dwayne Beck and Cody Zilverberg
  • Building Perennials into Your Farming System by Dwayne Beck and Cody Zilverberg 

The plot tour will start at 10 a.m. and run for approximately three hours. Lunch will be served after the tour. Preregistration is not required. 

The tour is sponsored by the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Corporation, the South Dakota No-Till Association, SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU and the USDA-NRCS. 

For more information, please contact Sarah Dozier by email or Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist at 605.773.8120. More information is available on the Events