BROOKINGS, S.D. — The SDSU Extension WEED (Weed Evaluation Extension Demonstration) Project will be at the 2017 South Dakota State Fair held in Huron Aug. 31-Sept. 4.
“This project is designed to answer South Dakota grower’s questions,” explained Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.
The SDSU Extension WEED Project is South Dakota’s source for unbiased information for weed control practices, controls and concern’s. During the State Fair the SDSU Extension WEED Project will focus on weed control in soybeans.
“There is a lot of concern on control of weeds in soybeans. Farmers want to know what worked and what did not,” Johnson said. “Waterhemp, related pigweed species and kochia are of major concern to a lot of our farmers around the state we will be there to talk about them and help to look at control options.”
The research-based information shared with growers and gardeners through SDSU Extension WEED Project comes from data gleaned from the WEED Project’s 100-plus test plots as well as data from other Upper Midwest Agricultural Universities like South Dakota State University.
“This is your one stop location to get your questions answered by the experts,” Johnson said.
The SDSU Extension WEED Project display at the State Fair will answer questions on crop and pasture weeds along with lawn and garden weeds.
The display will again have several publications that fairgoers can take home to learn more. The new iGrow South Dakota Weeds 2017 publication will also be available at no cost. Most of the information included in this guide can be at iGrow.org.
— SDSU Extension
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