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Published January 16, 2012, 03:02 PM

Row crop clinic will be held in Brookings

South Dakota State University hosts a Row Crop Clinic in Brookings, S.D., on Jan 20. The speakers will cover a variety of issues that farmers will be dealing with in the 2012 crop season. This is the only row crop meeting in eastern South Dakota this year.

BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State University hosts a Row Crop Clinic in Brookings, S.D., on Jan 20. The speakers will cover a variety of issues that farmers will be dealing with in the 2012 crop season. This is the only row crop meeting in eastern South Dakota this year.

The Row Crop Clinic will also have Private Applicator Training for farmers that need to be certified or recertified.

The Row Crop Clinic will start at 8 a.m. with opening of booths with rolls and coffee. At 9 a.m. Ron Gelderman will discuss Fertilizer Issues. At 9:30 a.m. Don Guthmiller, SDSU agronomy business management field specialist, will cover Crop Cost of Production. After a break at 10:30 a.m., Paul O. Johnson, agronomy field specialist, will Review 2011 Crop and What’s Up for 2012; at 11:10 a.m. Greg Carlson, precision ag specialist, will discuss What’s Happening and New in Precision Ag; at noon lunch will be served and time will be allowed to view booths; after lunch Mike Moechnig, SDSU Extension weed specialist, will cover Resistant and Tough Weeds. At 1:45 p.m., Tracey Renelt, SDSU dairy field specialist, will cover Livestock Pesticides. Paul Johnson will wrap up the workshop by providing the group with information they need for Pesticide Applicator Training. The program will conclude at 4 p.m. with the paperwork needed to get recertified for PAT.

The Row Crop Clinic will be held at the Brookings County Resource Center in the Swiftel Center in Brookings.

For more information, contact Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist at 605-882-5140 or paulo.johnson@sdstate.edu.

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