2017 Volga Farm Summer Tour set for July 26

SDSU Extension

BROOKINGS — The annual Volga Farm Tour will be held on July 26, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. until dusk.

The tour is located 1.5 miles south of Volga on Brookings County Road 5 on the east side of road (21254 464th Ave, Volga, SD 57071).

Tours will run continuously. Each will last about an hour. The day will include a meal provided by our sponsors who include: the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota Soybeans Research and Promotion council.

2017 Tour Lineup

Weed management: Led by Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension weed science coordinator. Johnson will discuss how pre-emergent herbicides worked this year and weed management strategies in the glyphosate-resistant period like dicamba, Enlist and Balance beans.

Crops and soils: This tour includes discussions from the following SDSU Extension staff: Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, who will discuss soil fertility issues and SDSU Extension agronomy field specialists David Karki and Sara Berg who will discuss agronomy and cover crops.

Insect management: This tour includes discussions from the following SDSU Extension staff: Adam Varenhorst, assistant professor and SDSU Extension field crop entomologist and SDSU graduate students Brady Hauswedell and Cole Diet who will discuss the following: soybean aphids and host plant resistance; seed treatments in soybeans and corn and the latest updates on what is happening in the field this year and what to be on the lookout for.

Bring plant samples

Between tours, stop by and talk with Connie Tande, SDSU Extension diagnostician about plant sample issues, identification of pests or field problems.

For more information on the tour contact Paul O. Johnson at [email protected] or 605-688-4591.