“Wheat Walks” Coming to Area Today and Tomorrow

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UNDATED – (DRG News) Today and Thursday bring “Wheat Walks” to a handful of locations in central and western South Dakota. Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist with SDSU Extension at the Winner Regional Extension Center says there will be a Wheat Walk near Harrold this afternoon and two similar events are planned tomorrow near Draper and Hayes. He says the annual events bring experts from SDSU’s plant science department together so producers can speak with each expert about winter or spring wheat-and ask questions. Fanning says SDSU Extension Agronomy Field and State Specialists will discuss plant pathology, weed control and more.

Fanning says though some winter wheat in south central South Dakota planted into fields without a lot of residue was abandoned because the winter was too tough; in general, the crop seems to be doing okay.

Fanning says representatives from the South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota Wheat Incorporated will be on hand at the “Wheat Walks” and there is no charge to attend. Producers are invited to bring samples from their own fields if they have questions. For more information and location details, visit http://igrow.org/ or call the SDSU Extension Center in Winner at 842-1267.

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