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Crop Tours In South Dakota This Week

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June 23, 2011

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South Dakota State University will be holding crop tours will be held June 28 in Brookings and June 29 in Wall.

Here are the details:

Brookings tour

The program begins at the SDSU Seed Technology lab located on the SDSU Innovation Campus, 2380 Research Parkway, Brookings, S.D.

The crop agenda is:

Technology Laboratory Seed Tour - Brent Turnipseed, manager of the SDSU Seed Technology Laboratory and associate professor of Plant Science

New Techniques in Winter Wheat Variety Development - Bill Berzonsky, associate professor of Plant Science, and Melanie Caffe, graduate research assistant in Plant Science Dept.

Wheat Processing / Market Development for Improved Varieties - Padmanaban Krishnan, SDSU professor of Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality

Weed Management - Mike Moechnig, SDSU assistant professor of Plant Science Cropping Systems

Soil Fertility - Ron Gelderman, manager of SDSU Soil Lab

Crop Production & Carbon Sequestration - Howard Woodard, SDSU professor of Plant Science

Wild Soybeans: a new source of stress tolerance genes  - Xingyou Gu, assistant professor of Plant Science

Soybean IPM and the Internet - Buyung Hadi, SDSU postdoctoral research associate of Plant Science

For more information contact Peter Sexton, SDSU associate professor of Plant Science, 605-688-6179.

Wall tour

The tour in Wall starts June 29 at 2 pm Mountain Time.

The tour looks at a rotation study and alternative crop trials and winter wheat and spring grains variety trials. Speakers include: Thandiwe Nleya, SDSU extension agronomist, John Rickertsen SDSU research associate, and Bruce Swan, SDSU senior research technician. Take Exit 109 off Interstate 90, behind state DOT shop.

At 4 p.m. the tour will move to review winter wheat and spring grains variety trials. Research plots include winter wheat, spring wheat and oat variety trials, and a warm season forage trial. SDSU researchers will discuss the performance of winter wheat in rotation with millet, corn, sunflower, safflower, barley, field pea and cover crops. Alternative crops trials at this site include; safflower and field pea variety trials, and a cool season forage trial.

Directions for this tour: Take exit 107 off Interstate 90 and travel 5.5 miles north on Cedar Butte road. Turn west on 228th Street and travel for 2 miles to 186th Ave, turn south and go 0.5 miles, the plots are on the east side of the road.

For more information, contact Thandiwe Nleya, SDSU Extension Agronomist, SDSU West River Ag Center, 605-394-2236 or T.J. Swan, SDSU Extension Educator, 605-892-9064.

Source: SDSU

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