SDSU Southeast Research Farm Summer Research Day is set for July 8

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BROOKINGS — Southeast Research Farm will host Summer Research Day July 8, 2014 at the farm (29974 University Road, Beresford SD; location is 6 miles west of Beresford on Highway 46 and 2.75 miles south on University Road).

This Research Day will feature field tours, a producer panel as well as presentations by SDSU Extension staff, SDSU faculty and NRCS personnel. This Research Day is open to the public.

Field tours will start at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Indoor presentations will start at 3:30 p.m. and repeat at 6 p.m.

Speakers and topics

• Multi-Hybrid Planter presented by Peter Sexton, Southeast Farm Supervisor, SDSU Plant Science.

• Tiling presented by Chris Hay, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer.

• Soil Health presented by Sara Berg, Research Assistant within SDSU Plant Science Dept.

• Corn Nitrogen Response presented by Eric Barsness, NRCS.

• Cover Crops Interseeded into Soybeans and Soybean On-Farm Research presented by Greig Reicks, Research Associate, SDSU Plant Science.

• Nitrogen Timing in Corn presented by Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist.

• Weed Control Options presented by Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator and Darrell Deneke, SDSU Extension IPM Coordinator.

• Selecting Winter Wheat Lines for Ability to Compete with Weeds presented by David Karki, SDSU Plant Science.

• Climate Weather Update presented by Dennis Todey, SDSU Extension Climate Specialist, SDSU Ag & Biosystems Engineering.

• Soybean Pest Update presented by Kelley Tilmon, SDSU Extension Soybean Entomology Specialist.

• BT Resistance and Corn Rootworms presented by Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Extension Entomology Specialist.

• Phosphorus Cycling presented by Howard Woodard, SDSU Plant Science.

• Soybean Disease Updates presented by Emmanuel Byamukama, SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist.

• Soil Microbial Activity and Cover Crops presented by Mike Lehman, USDA-ARS.

• Twin Row Soybeans and Lupines presented by Brad Rops, Operations Manager, Southeast Farm, SDSU.

A producer panel will discuss and take audience questions on “No-Till Crop Management” during supper hour.