The SDSU Extension in collaboration with South Dakota Wheat Commission and SD Wheat Inc. is hosting 2019 Wheat Walk in Clark County on June 20 at Larson Seed Farm. The main goal of this event is to provide South Dakota wheat producers with the latest information to effectively manage their crop.

SDSU Extension field and state specialists will be on hand providing expertise in plant pathology, weed control, entomology, soil fertility and general agronomy. The program will have an informal setup encouraging any relevant topic to be openly shared and discussed. Traditionally, we have walked into the wheat field and discussed about present or possible disease and insect pests, fertility management, crop rotation, weather, etc. We are also expecting representatives from the South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota Wheat Inc.

Due to grant funding by the South Dakota Wheat Commission, there will be no charge to attend the event. Participants will receive publications related to wheat management. Refreshments and boxed lunch immediately following the event will be provided by South Dakota Wheat Inc.

Time and directions to the field

• When: June 20, 10 a.m. to noon.

• Where: Larson Seed Farm near Henry. Field location: Driving west from Watertown on Hwy 212, drive about 5 miles past Henry and turn north on Garden City road. Drive about 2 miles, the field will be on the west side. Keep driving for a bit as the event set up will be around the tree line.

For more information, please visit extension.sdstate.edu or call the Watertown Regional Extension Center (David Karki) at 605-882-5140.

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