IPM School for Agronomy Professionals - 2015

When: July 30-31

Rain Dates August 4 & 5

Where: Southeast Research Farm, Beresford, SD

Cost: Early Bird registration is $225 when you register by July 17, 2015. After July 17, the registration fee is $250. Click here to see the brochure and printable registration form.

On-line registration is closed, registration on-site only.

9.5 CCA Credits will be offered in:

  • Nutrient Management - 1.5
  • Pest Management - 4.5
  • Crop Management - 3.5

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

Lodging: Beresford, SD Hotels

For more information contact: Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator; Phone: 605-688-4591; or Email: paulo.johnson@sdstate.edu


Thursday July 30, 2015

  • 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) & Climate Session
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Session II
  • 2:30-2:45 - Break
  • 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM Session III
  • 4:45 PM Close

Friday July 31, 2015

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Session IV
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session V
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH (Provided) & Marketing Session
  • 2:00 PM Wrap-Up Session followed by SDSU Ice Cream

TOPICS (90-minute sessions)
Crop Injury Characteristics and New GMO Products Discussion for the Future

  • Paul Johnson, SDSU Ext. Weed Science Coordinator

Field training will focus on diagnosing common problems, such as crop injury associated
with herbicide applications and carryover in corn, soybean, and other crops. Participants will also be part of a discussion on how new GMO's will change their business in the future.

Effective Plant Disease Management:  Diagnosis and Timely Deployment of Tactics & Strategies

  • Emmanuel Byamukama, SDSU Ext. Plant Pathology Specialist
  • Connie Strunk, SDSU Ext. Plant Pathology Field Specialist

Topics to be discussed include: how to diagnose corn and soybean diseases, sources of inoculum, disease spread, and the weather factor. Considerable time will be spent discussing the soybean cyst nematode biology, spread, soil sampling, root sampling, and management.


Old Enemies with New Twists: Scouting, Root Injury Assessment, and Management Strategies for Corn Rootworms in the Transgenic Era

  • Anitha Chirumamilla, SDSU Ext. Entomology Field Specialist

 This session will provide in-depth training on life cycle, scouting, and management of northern and western corn rootworms. Participants will learn how to scout assess injury levels, and make sustainable management decisions to minimize the impact of these pests on corn.

Aphid-Resistant Varieties in Soybean IPM Programs

  • Kelley J. Tilmon, SDSU Associate Professor of Entomology

Aphid-resistant soybean varieties can be a useful part of soybean insect pest management programs. We will review different aphid­resistant genes and their potential to suppress aphid populations, and examine resistant varieties in the field.

Linking Soil Properties and Crop Productivity

  • Anthony Bly, SDSU Ext. Soil Fertility Field Specialist
  • Jon Kleinjan, Crop Production Extension Associate

Attendees will learn how to identify physical soil proper­ ties through the use of a descriptive soil pit and cores obtained from a field with yield monitor history. Soil health properties will also be discussed as related to productivity potential.

Cost of Production and Making a Profit

  • Jack Davis, SDSU Ext. Field Specialist-Crops Business Management
  • Bob Fanning, SDSU Ext. Plant Pathology Field Specialist

Cost of production mainly is related to input costs, but sale price determines profit or loss.

The Future of Cover Crops in the Northern Plains

 This session will review cover crop effects on soil quality and yield of the following crop. Research looking at the influence of cover crop blends on rate of residue decomposition and nutrient cycling will be presented. We will discuss methods and cover crop species evaluated at the Southeast Farm.

Climate Trends Impacting Agriculture

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

This noon IPM session will review tools and products available to understand current climate conditions in South Dakota and potential decision-making. This year the session will address drought issues and impacts of El Nino on climate and yields in South Dakota.

CSpray Nozzle Demonstration - Droplet Size and Pattern

  • Amanda Bachmann, Pesticide Education and Urban Entomology Field Specialist

Participants will have the opportunity during breaks to look at some of the new nozzles available to reduce partial drift. Old nozzles will be compared to new to better visualize the differences.

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