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Wheat Walks

SDSU Extension Teams Up with SD Wheat Inc for Wheat Walks

South Dakota Ag Connection - May 21, 2018

SDSU Extension is collaborating with South Dakota Wheat, Inc. to organize the 2018 annual Wheat Walks in Milesville, Sturgis, Mt. Vernon and Miller beginning May 31.

During the Wheat Walk, SDSU Extension staff will be available to discuss current production issues including: weed control, insect and disease identification, management and fertilizer options for winter and spring wheat.

Each Wheat Walk will also include the in-field program where SDSU Extension staff can help identify pests that are currently in the field, and also cover any other production issues or concerns attendees might have. Following the in-field portion of the program. SD Wheat Inc. will provide growers with information on crop rotation, protein and moisture sampling.

The event will include a meal sponsored by SD Wheat Inc., Agripro (Syngenta), First National Bank and The South Dakota Wheat Commission.

Milesville: The Milesville Wheat Walk will be held May 31 at 4:30 p.m. (MST).

Location directions: Attendees should gather along the south side of SD Hwy 34, 3 miles east of the junction of SD Hwy 34 and 73.

Sturgis: The Sturgis Wheat Walk will be held June 5 at 4:30 p.m. (MST).

Location directions: To attend turn west off SD Hwy 79 onto Bighorn Road and travel 1.5 miles. The plots will be on the north side of the road.

Mt. Vernon: The Mt. Vernon Wheat Walk will be held June 7 at 4:30 p.m. (CST) just north of Mt. Vernon, SD.

Location directions: The location is 25287 397th Ave., Mt. Vernon. From Mt. Vernon travel 0.5 miles north on 397th Ave. The field is on the east side of the road.

Miller: The Miller Wheat Walk will be held near Miller June 14 beginning at 4:30 p.m. (CST).

Location directions: Interested attendees should travel 8 miles north of Miller on SD Hwy 45, turn east on 188th St. The field is located 6.5 miles east at 36630 188th Ave.

Each event will include a meal. Anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP to 605-224-4418 three days prior to the event so organizers can plan appropriately for the meal.

Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785