IPM School for Agronomy Professionals - 2013

When: June 27-28

Where: Dakota Lakes Research Farm, East of Pierre SD

Cost: Early Bird registration is $225 when you register by June 14, 2013. After June 14, the registration fee is $250. Click here to see the brochure and printable registration form. Click here to register on-line!!

10.5 CCA Credits will be offered in:

  • Nutrient Management - 1.5
  • Pest Management - 4.5
  • Crop Management - 4.5

Each participant will receive a 3-ring binder with handouts and reference materials. Noon and Thursday evening meals are provided.

Lodging: http://www.pierre.org/wheretostay_lodging.htm

For more information contact: Darrell Deneke, SDSU Ext. IPM Coordinator; Phone: 605-688-4595; or Email: darrell.deneke@sdstate.edu


June 27, 2013
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Pre-Session
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Session I
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM LUNCH (Provided)
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM Session II
2:15 PM - 4:00 PM Session III
4:00 PM Dakota Lakes Research Farm Tour
Supper (Provided)

June 28, 2013
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Session IV
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session V
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH (Provided) & Climate Session
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session VI
3:00 PM Wrap-Up Session followed by SDSU Ice Cream

TOPICS (90-minute sessions)

Weed Management: Crop Injury Characteristics and Weed Identification

  • Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Ext. Field Specialist Agronomy/Weeds
  • Paul Johnson, SDSU Ext. Agronomy Field Specialist

Field training will focus on diagnosing common problems, such as crop injury associated with herbicide applications and carryover in wheat, corn, sunflower and pulse crops. After discussions on crop injury characteristics associated with different herbicide modes of action, participants will be challenged to identify the causes of crop injury or weed control failure in simulation plots. Participants will also review a hands-on discussion to identify small grain and row crop weeds common to most South Dakota farm operations.

Identifying and Managing Wheat Diseases

  • Bob Fanning & Connie Strunk, SDSU Ext. Plant Pathology Field Specialists
  • Emmanuael Byamukama, SDSU Ext. Plant Pathology Specialist

This session will examine the distinguishing characteristics between bacterial, fungal and viral diseases of wheat, and identify the various pathogens. The goal of the session is to provide information on effective management of wheat diseases through biological, cultural, mechanical and chemical means of control.

Utilizing Crop Rotation and Sequencing in Cropping Systems

  • Nathan Muelle, SDSU Ext. Agronomy Speciailist
  • Dwayne Beck, Manager, Dakota Lakes Research Farm

The session will focus on utilizing crop rotation and sequencing to increase utilization of water and sunlight, improve nutrient cycling, and minimize pest control. Utilizing data from third-party crop variety trials within these crop rotations will also be discussed as a means to stabilize and increase farm profitability. Participants will get to look at the long and short-term strengths, weaknesses, and impacts of different rotational schemes and component crop choices (corn vs sorghum; sunflower vs soybean; canola vs pea vs soybean; this will include the concept of complementarity.

Managing Phosphorus for No-till Corn and Soybean & Methods of Establishing Zones for Variable Rate Fertilizer Applications

  • Ron Gelderman, SDSU Ext. Soils Specialist
  • Jason Miller, SD NRCS Conservation Agonomist

Phosphorus applications at planting either in the planting trench and/or as a separate side band will be demonstrated. Participants will be able to evaluate plant stands, early plant growth, and plant phosphorus uptake.

Sustainable Management of Insects and Mites Attacking Wheat and Sunflower in South Dakota

  • Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Ext. Entomologist Specialist

The entomology session will include identification, scouting, and management for major insect and mite pests attacking sunflowers and wheat in South Dakota. Sustainable methods to managing these pests based on integrated approaches will be the focus of the session.

Determining Stand Counts and Disease Concerns of Seedling Sunflowers

  • Kathy Grady, SDSU Ext. Oilseeds Specialist

Participants will be shown how to determine population and stand counts in sunflower and discuss the management importance. Scouting for sunflower diseases (white mold) in seedling sunflowers will be included and discussion of other oil seed crops will be included in this session.

Climate Trends Impacting Agriculture

  • Dennis Todey, SDSU & State Climatologist
  • Laura Edwards, SDSU Ext. Climate Field Specialist

Participants will be shown the working components of a field weather station and will be introduced to climate measuring tools and their uses as a prediction model for agronomic pest and crop management.

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