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South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm to host Field Day on July 13

A group of people stand in a field with a combine in the background
The South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm Tour starts at 4 p.m. July 13. Tours will last an hour, and run continuously until dusk.

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm Field Day will be held on July 13 at 4 p.m. and will run until dusk. Tours will run continuously, each lasting an hour, and will consist of: 

  • Varietal performance of oat and wheat - Jonathan Kleinjan, SDSU Extension Agronomist
  • Spring wheat varieties and breeding lines - Karl Glover, professor 
  • Starter fertilizer in corn - Peter Kovacs, assistant professor of precision agriculture cropping systems and internship coordinator
  • Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) fertilizer on corn: How accurate are the recommendations - Jason Clark, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 
  • Role of Biological Soil Amendment in improving crop performance and reducing input costs - Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist 
  • Pre-emergent Herbicide Updates and Weed Management Strategies - Eric Jones, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Weed Management Specialist 
  • Soybean Maturity Group x Planting Date Study update - David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist 
  • Wheat Diseases in South Dakota - Madalyn Shires, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist 
  • Identifying insect pests of corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa and addressing their management – Adam Varenhorst, associate professor and SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist 
David Karki speaks to the audience at Northeast Field Day. He is standing outside wearing a blue shirt and a baseball cap.
David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist, will provide an update on soybeans during the 2023 SDSU Northeast Research Farm Tour on July 13.

Connie Tande, SDSU Extension Plant Diagnostician, will be available between tours to discuss plant sample issues, identification of pests or field problems.

Shaukat Ali, associate professor, and Jaswinder Kaur, graduate student, will present posters on the status of Pyrenophora tritici-repentis (Tan Spot) population race structure from 2015 to 2022 in South Dakota, and the detection and genotyping of BLS-associated Xanthomnas translucens Pathovars in wheat seeds and leaves in South Dakota. Both posters were also presented at the North Central American Phytopathological Society meeting on June 21.  

A meal sponsored by the South Dakota Wheat Commission, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, and South Dakota Crop Improvement Association will be provided. There is no cost or registration required to attend. 

The research farm is located 2.5 miles west of interstate 29 off exit 193 at 15710 455 Ave. South Shore, SD 57263. For more information, contact David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist. 

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