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Summer Research Day

Summer Research Day
SDSU South East Research Farm Summer research Day is July 11, 2017
News Release - June 26, 2017

BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU's Southeast Research Farm will host Summer Research Day July 11, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the farm located at 29974 University Road, Beresford. 

The Research Day will features field tours and indoor presentation highlighting topics in Agronomy, Soil Health, and use of Precision Agriculture by SDSU Extension Staff and SDSU faculty as well as NRCS personnel. 
 
Featured speaker for the tour will be John Nowatzki, Extension Agricultural Machine Systems Specialist; Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University.  Nowatzki will be giving a presentation entitled "Using UAV's in Crop and Livestock Production" at 3:15 p.m.
 
Field Tours will start at 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and will be one to 1.5 hours in length. 
 
Indoor presentations will begin at 3:15 p.m. with featured speaker and continue at 4:15 p.m. in Southeast Farm Conference Room; ending at 5:45 pm.
 
Tentative Tour Schedule and Topics
Corn and Soybean Herbicide Demonstrations: Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator;
Small Grain Variety Development: (tentative) Melanie Caffe, SDSU Assistant Professor, Oat Breeding; Sunish Sehgal, SDSU Assistant Professor;
Grazing Cover Crops at the Southeast Farm: Brad Rops, Operations Manager, SDSU Southeast Farm;
Rotation and No-Till: Sara Berg, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist; and Peter Sexton, SDSU Southeast Farm Supervisor/ Plant Science;
Soybean Pest Update: Adam Varenhorst, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist;
Soybean Disease Update: Emmanuel Byamukama, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist;
Options for Adding Cover Crops to Corn and Soybean Rotations and the Impact on Soil Health: Eric Barsness USDA - NRCS; and Shannon Osborne, USDA-ARS
Foliar Nutrients in Soybeans: Péter Kovács, SDSU Assistant Professor Ag Cropping Systems;
Rye Cover Crop in a Corn/Soybean Rotation: David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist and Peter Sexton, SDSU Southeast Farm Supervisor/ Plant Science;
Organic Weed Control: Grit Blaster - Mike Carlson, SDSU Graduate Research Assistant;
 
Indoor Presentations will begin at 3:15 p.m.
Feature Presentation: Precision Ag - Using UAV's in Crop and Livestock Production: John Nowatski, Extension Agricultural Machine System Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, North Dakota State University;
Precision Ag: Managing Soil Fertility by Soil Type: Jim Millar, Precision Soil Management, Redfield;
Precision Ag: What's coming down the Pike - an Engineer's Point of View: Doug Prairie, SDSU Dept. of Ag and Biosystems Engineering;
Precision Ag: Four seasons of Multi-hybrid Planting: Peter Sexton, SDSU Southeast Farm Supervisor/ Plant Science; 
Mesonet@SDSTATE: Real Weather Data from the Ground Up: Nathan Edwards, Manager, Mesonet at SD State;
 
The Southeast Farm Research Day is presented in conjunction with Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, SDSU Extension, and SESD Experiment Farm Corporation.
 
For more information on the Summer Research Day please call 605-563-2989 or email Ruth.Stevens@sdstate.edu or Peter.Sexton@sdstate.edu. 
  
Due to road construction on University Road, use alternate routes to reach the farm:
From East:  I-29 Beresford exit 2.5 miles west on Highway 46; turn south (left) on Greenfield Road and go three miles south, turn west (right) go three miles on 300th and turn north (right)  on University Road 0.25 mile.
 
From west:  From corner of Highway 46 and 19 turn south and go three miles to 300th Street; turn east (left) and go three miles; turn north (left) on University Road 0.25 mile.


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