IPM School for Agronomy Professionals

 IPM Field School

Each year in July, SDSU conducts hands on, in-field training for agronomy professionals. This is a chance to earn CCA credits as well as to gain in-sight into the latest trends and technologies for crop management. Sponsored by: South Dakota State University Extension IPM Program, South Dakota State University Plant Science Department, and the SD Agri-Business Association.

When: July 17-18, 2018

Rain Dates July 24-25, 2018

Where: Volga Research Farm, Volga, SD

Address:  21200-21298 464th Ave, Volga, SD 57071.   The farm is located 1.5 miles South of Volga on Brookings County Road 5 on the East side of road.

Lodging:  Brookings, SD Hotels

Registration:  Early Bird registration in $225 when you register by July 6, 2018; after that registration is $250.

Register On-line:  CLOSED-Register on-site
Printable brochure and registration form:  REGISTER ON-SITE ONLY
       Mail to:  SDABA, 320 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD  57501
       Email to:  [email protected]
       Fax to:  605/224/9913

Topics (90 minute sessions)

  • How New GMO Products Fit the Future; and Crop Injury
  • Techniques for Scouting and Identification of Insect Pests
  • Carbon to Nitrogen Ratios; Cover Crops and Soil Health Management
  • Managing Cover Crops in the Upper Midwest:  Opportunities and Challenges
  • Plant Disease Management:  Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Management Approaches
  • Weather/Climate Impacts 2018


July 17, 2018

8:30 AM Check in
9:00 AM  Pre-Session
9:30 AM Session I
11:30 AM LUNCH and Climate Session
12:30 PM Session II
2:45 PM Session II
4:45 PM Sessions Close

July 18, 2018

8:30 AM Session IV
10:30 AM Session V
12:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM Wrap-up Session followed by SDSU Ice Cream