SDSU Extension Wheat Walks – June 11 & 12
SDSU Extension will host Wheat Walks in the Delmont and Winner areas June 11 and at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm and the Gettysburg area on June 12. The drought and cool spring created significant challenges for winter wheat producers. The goal of these educational events is to help optimize the wheat producers have in place and effectively manage the crop in the future. Winter wheat producers may find these walks to be of particular interest as some SDSU Winter Wheat CPT plots have been abandoned and it is unsure how many Variety Plot Tours will be held this summer.
SDSU Extension Agronomy Field and State Specialists will be on hand at each location, providing expertise in plant pathology, weed control, entomology, soil fertility and agronomic information. Each specialist will give a brief presentation, followed by time for discussion and questions. Those attending are welcome to bring samples from their fields for the agronomists to assess. CCA credits have been applied for.
Area agribusinesses have agreed to sponsor the Wheat Walks and there will be no charge to attend. Those attending will receive several Extension publications, including the iGrow Wheat – Best Management Practices for Wheat Production in South Dakota and the Crop Protection Guide-Wheat, as long as the supply lasts. Refreshments will be provided.
Wheat Walk dates, times, locations and sponsors:
· June 11 at 9:30 a.m. CDT – Agland Coop, 2 miles south and 3 miles west of Delmont, SD, or 5 miles south and 6 miles east of Armour. Sponsored by Agland Coop.
· June 11 at 2:30 p.m. CDT – Jorgensen Farm, from Winner, SD, 8.5 miles north on N County Road, 2.5 miles west, 4 miles north and 0.5 miles west. Also 1 mile east, 1 mile north and 0.5 miles west of the Ideal, SD Post Office. Sponsored by Winner Seed, Simplot Soil Builders and Country Pride Coop.
· June 12 at 9:30 a.m. CDT – Dakota Lakes Research Farm, 17 miles east of Pierre on SD Hwy #34, sponsored by AgriPro Wheat.
·June 12 at 2:30 p.m. CDT – Robbenault Farm, from the junction of SD Hwy 83 and 212, 5 miles west of Gettysburg, go 1 mile south on 305th Ave. Sponsored by Northern Plains Coop.
For more information, visit http://igrow.org/ and check the calendar and upcoming events or call 842-1267.