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SDSU Extension hosts Wheat Walks in May

BROOKINGS -- SDSU Extension will host Wheat Walks in the Corsica and Harrold areas May 28 and in the Draper and Hayes areas on May 29. 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 South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota Wheat Inc. will also be present. CCA credits have been applied for.

Area agribusinesses have agreed to help sponsor the Wheat Walks and there will be no charge to attend. Those attending will receive several Extension publications. Refreshments will be provided.

Wheat Walk dates, times, locations and sponsors:

May 28 at 9:30 a.m. -- Three miles south of Corsica, at the intersection of S.D. Hwy.'s 281 and 44.

May 28 at 2:30 p.m. -- from Harrold, 4 miles west on S.D. Hwy. 14, 1.5 miles north on 317th Ave, 1/2 west on 196th St.

May 29 at 9:30 a.m. -- From I-90, exit 201 at Draper, one mile north to S.D. Hwy 16, one mile east, 2 miles north.

May 29 at 2:30 p.m. -- 4 miles west of Hayes, or 1 mile east of 4 Corners (junction of S.D. Highways 34/14 and 63/14.

For more information, visit and check the calendar and upcoming events or call the SDSU Extension Center in Winner at 842-1267. To view some of the presentations from the 2013 Wheat Walks, visit and type "Wheat Walks" in the search box.