|SDSU Extension will host Wheat Walks in the Pierre and Wall areas on May 25, 2017 and in the Clark area on June 1, 2017. The goal of these events is to provide wheat producers with the latest information to effectively manage their crop.
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 for the specialists, one-on-one or in small groups. Those attending are welcome to bring samples from their fields for the agronomists to assess. Representatives from the SD Wheat Commission and SD Wheat Inc. will also be present. CCA credits have been applied for.
Through grant funding from the South Dakota Wheat Commission there will be no charge to attend any of the Wheat Walk locations. Those attending will receive several Extension publications. Refreshments will be provided by South Dakota Wheat Inc.
Wheat Walk Dates, Times, and Locations:
– May 25 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. – Dakota Lakes Research Farm, 21310 308th Ave., Pierre, which is 17 miles east of Pierre on the south side of SD Highway 34.
– May 25 at 4:00 p.m. MDT. – From Wall, go west 3 miles on I-90 to Exit 107. Go north on Cedar Butte Road for about 4.4 miles. Turn west onto gravel at 229th Street. Go west about 1 mile to 187 Avenue. The plots are on the south side of the gravel road. The doppler tower is straight north of the plots.
– June 1st at 9:30 a.m. CDT. – From Watertown, drive west on Hwy 212, turn north (right) on Hwy 25. Drive 2 miles and turn east (right) on 171st St. Drive 1 ½ miles, turn north (left) on 435A and drive 1 ½ miles. The field is on the east side of the road.