Draper winter wheat meeting set for Aug. 25

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BROOKINGS — The 28th Annual Winter Wheat meeting will be held August 25, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m. (CDT) in Draper at the City Auditorium.

“This meeting has been a long serving popular tradition for south central South Dakota wheat producers,” said Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist.

Speakers will include Christopher Graham, SDSU Extension agronomist, and Emmanuel Byamukama, assistant professor and SDSU Extension plant pathologist.

Presentations will include the results of the SDSU 2016 Crop Performance Wheat Trials and information on managing common diseases of wheat.

This event is coordinated by SDSU and the Jones County Crop Improvement Association. It is open to the public and a meal will be served. Preregistration is not necessary.

Many thanks to area businesses who help promote and sponsor this event. Without your support this meeting would not be possible. Sponsors include: Sioux Nation of Fort Pierre, Randy’s Spray Service, Midwest Cooperative, Country Pride Coop, Farmers Union Oil Company, Dakota Mill & Grain, Dakota Prairie Bank, Farm Credit Services of America, First Fidelity Bank, Valburg Aerial & Ag Service, Reuman Ag Service, Wheat Growers and First National Bank.

For more information, contact the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Pierre at 605-773-8120 or visit iGrow.org/events.