Day County crop test plot tour set for July 22

Farm Forum

The Day County Crop Improvement Association has announced that their spring wheat variety test plot tour will be held, Tuesday, July 22, at 5 p.m. near Andover. The plot is located 2.2 miles north of Highway 12 on S.D. Hwy 27. The plot tour will feature a number of speakers who will be discussing intensive spring wheat management for high yields. The program will feature Dylan Troske, of Dakota Wheat who has over 10 years experience with Intensive Wheat Management. He will outline the program that he uses with his growers in central South Dakota.

Also speaking will be Karl Glover, SDSU Spring Wheat Breeder, who will discuss the various spring wheat varieties in the plot. Company representatives of a number of the private wheat breeding programs will be in attendance to discuss their various varieties. Anthony Bly, Extension Soil Field Specialist will address issues as they regard to fertility in an intensive wheat program. Emmanuel Byamukama, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist will address disease issues facing wheat growers and the various approaches to manage them. John Klinejohn, Extension Agronomist will share his insight as well.

The tour will conclude with a supper sponsored by the South Dakota Wheat Commission.