Learn about growing peas, lentils, chickpeas in South Dakota Jan. 25
BROOKINGS — The South Dakota Pulse Growers in conjunction with SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Pulse Council will host a one-day educational seminar, January 25th, 2018 focused on growing peas, chickpeas and lentils in South Dakota.
The event will be held at the AmericInn in Fort Pierre (312 Island Dr, Fort Pierre, SD 57532). The day will begin at 10 a.m. with registration and run through 4 p.m. (CST).
Speakers will include:
• Chris Graham, SDSU Extension agronomist – Graham will discuss SDSU field pea variety trial results and other pulse crop research currently being conducted in South Dakota.
• Dwayne Beck, farm manager at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm – The Dakota Lakes Research Farm has been growing peas and lentils near Pierre for close to 30 years. Beck will share some of the practices that have helped lead to successful production of these crops.
• Michael Wunsch, NDSU plant pathologist – Wunsch’s presentation will focus on disease concerns in peas, lentils and chickpeas. Wunsch has worked with disease control in these crops for a number of years and has a wealth of experience to share that will help South Dakota producers manage diseases.
• Steve Junghans from the USDA-RMA in Billings, Montana – Junghans will present information on new rules associated with crop insurance for pulse crops. He will also seek input from growers on current programs.
The annual meeting of The South Dakota Pulse Growers, Inc. will immediately follow the program.
To register for this event, visit iGrow.org/events before January 19, 2018. There is no registration fee to attend this event. Lunch will be provided by the South Dakota Pulse Council. Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available.