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Eastern SD Soil and Water Research Farm Field Day

July 11, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

What: Eastern South Dakota Soil and Water Research Farm 29th Annual Field Day
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Where: 3714 Western Ave, Brookings, SD 57006

  • 9:30 a.m. Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. Intro and Poster Session
  • 10:30 a.m. Walking Tour
  • 12:00 Complimentary Meal

Integrated Cropping Systems Research at NCARL

Poster Session

  • Pest and beneficial insect research projects – Eric Beckendorf, ARS
  • Crop rotation shapes soil microbial communities – Sonya Erlandson and Mike Lehman, ARS
  • Which oat? How varieties affect agronomics and economics – Patrick Ewing, ARS
  • History and purpose of the Eastern South Dakota Soil and Water Research Farm – Gordon Heber, ESDSWRF
  • History and impact of the Alternative Rotation Experiment – Shannon Osborne, ARS
  • Monsters inside me: beneficial nematodes for insect pest management – Adrian Pekarcik, ARS
  • Bumble bees in agroecosystems: current and future research – Karl Roeder, ARS
  • Restoring productivity to severely eroded soils by replacing topsoil – Sharon Schneider and Apurba Sutradhar, ARS
  • Soil microbes, the dirty secrets, supporting soil and plant health – Chuntao Yin, ARS

Walking Tour

  • Building a better oat – Patrick Ewing, ARS
  • Belowground biodiversity – Adrian Pekarcik, ARS
  • Plant-soil Feedbacks – Chuntao Yin, ARS

Directions to the Research Farm: 3714 Western Avenue: Exit 133 off I-29 (Hwy 14 Bypass), 2.5 miles west to Western Avenue; 1.5 miles north.

Rain? Presentations will be held in the machine shed at the Farm.

For more information contact USDA-ARS, 605-693-3241 – https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/brookings-sd/ncarl/


July 11, 2023
9:30 am - 1:00 pm




Eastern SD Soil & Water Research Farm
3714 Western Avenue
Brookings, SD
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