SDSU Extension WEED Project at the South Dakota State Fair

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – For more than 50 years the SDSU Extension WEED Project has answered South Dakotans’ questions during the State Fair in Huron. 2016 will be no different.

This year, the feature will be South Dakota Weed species.

“There is a lot of confusion on what weed species we have in the state and how we can control them,” explained Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator. “Waterhemp and related pigweed species are of major concern to a lot of our farmers around the state we will be there to talk about them and help to look at control options.”

Johnson said the SDSU Extension WEED Project is fairgoers one-stop location to get their questions answered by the experts.

Serving South Dakotans for 50 years

The SDSU Extension WEED project has been housed in the EXPO Building since 1976.

“The weed display will have crop and pasture weeds along with a lawn and garden weed area,” said Johnson.

The display is host to several publications fairgoers can take home to read up more on the area of their concern.

Most of the information can also be accessed on the SDSU Extension web site iGrow.org.