A series of SDSU Extension Winter Wheat Tours start next week and will highlight various cover crops and varieties. The tours will be held in Leola on June 12 at 9:30 a.m.; later that day in Clark and in Faulkton on June 14-starting at 1:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Each plot will feature Hard Red Winter Wheat variety plots and either starter or nitrogen fertility demonstrations. The Faulkton plot will include a cover crop demonstration featuring radishes seeded into winter wheat. Speakers that have been asked to make presentations include Bill Berzonsky, SDSU winter wheat breeder; Ron Gelderman, SDSU Extension Soils Specialist; Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Agronomy-Weeds Field Specialist and Bob Fanning, SDSU Plant Pathology Field Specialist. Plots were set up with help from Ducks Unlimited and Bayer CropScience and SDSU Research and Extension also are assisting with the project. For more information, visit the SDSU Extension website at www.iGrow.org.
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