SDSU Extension Wheat Walks, Watertown, Clark and Aberdeen SD


2016 SDSU Extension Wheat Walks 

Written collaboratively by Connie StrunkRuth Beck, and David Karki.

SDSU Extension will host Wheat Walks near Clark and Aberdeen on May 25 and near Pierre and Wall on May 26, 2016. The goal of these events is to provide wheat producers with the latest information to effectively manage their crop.


SDSU Extension Agronomy Field and State Specialists will be on hand at each location to discuss plant pathology, weed control, entomology, soil fertility and agronomic information. Each specialist will give a brief presentation, followed by time for discussion and questions for the specialists. Those attending are welcome to bring samples from their fields for the agronomists to assess. Representatives from the SD Wheat Commission and SD Wheat Inc. will also be present. CCA credits have been applied for.

Through grant funding from the South Dakota Wheat Commission there will be no charge to attend any of the Wheat Walk locations. Those attending will receive several SDSU Extension publications. Refreshments will be provided by South Dakota Wheat Inc.

Dates, Locations, & Directions

  • May 25 @ 9:30 a.m. CDT | Watertown
    On Hwy 212 driving west from Watertown, turn north (right) on Hwy 25. Drive 2 miles and turn east (right) on 171st St. Drive 1 ½ miles, Turn north (left) on 435A and drive 2 miles (169th St.). You will see the field on the east side of the road before getting to 169th St.
  • May 25 @ 11:30 a.m. CDT | Clark
    From Clark, drive 3 miles west to 421st Ave., turn north (right) and drive 5 miles. Turn east (right) and drive ½ mile to Clark Center Church. Park along the street right after passing the church. We will walk through the trees to the field.
  • May 25 @ 3:30 p.m. CDT | Aberdeen
    From Aberdeen Hwy 281 and Hwy 12 intersection, 383rd Ave., Hwy 12 west of Aberdeen, drive 4 miles to 382nd Ave. Turn north on 131st St. Drive 1 mile east and drive ¼ mile north.
  • May 26 @ 9:30 a.m. CDT | Pierre 
    From Pierre, drive 17 miles east on SD HWY 34 to 308th Ave. (Canning Rd). At this junction turn north and travel 5 miles. Field is located on the east side of the road at the junction of 308th Ave. and 208th St. Or from SD HWY 14, at the city of Blunt turn south on to Canning Rd, travel 9 miles along this road. At the junction of 206th St and 308th Ave, turn south towards SD HWY 34 (watch for sign) travel 2 miles. Field is located on the east side of the road at the junction of 308th Ave. and 208th St.
  • May 26 @ 3:30 p.m. MDT | Wall 
    From Wall, go west 3 miles to exit 107. Turn north on Cedar Butte Road and go north to 228th Street. Turn west onto the gravel road about 2 miles or so. The test plots are on the south side of the road just east of the houses. 

More Information

For more information about this year's walks, visit iGrow Events or contact Connie Strunk  605.782.3290. For a look at previous walks, view SDSU iGrow’s 2013 Wheat Walks YouTube playlist 




Source:  SDSU Extension

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