Corn Comments 8.4 – Managing Saline & Sodic Soils

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In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster visits about SDSU Extension’s upcoming Saline and Sodic Soils Management Workshop and Field Tour which will take place in White Lake on August 12th from 9:30am-3:30pm at the American Legion. The event will feature soil experts presenting on management options in the morning with field tours at David Gillen’s taking place in the afternoon.

Click here to view the event flyer.

The event costs $10 to attend (lunch included) and pre-registration by August 8 is requested to guarantee lunch and seating. Registration of $15 will be taken at the site on July 12th. To register for this event visit  http://www.sdcorn.org/events/saline-and-sodic-soil-management-workshop-and-field-tour/ or call the SD Corn office at 605-334-0100.

Lunch is provided by Farmers Alliance of White Lake, Farmers and Merchant State Bank of White Lake, and Gridline Tile of White Lake. Facilities and soil pit preparation is sponsored by David Gillen and Gridline Tile of White Lake.

Agenda:

9:30 a.m. CST Registration

9:50 a.m. Welcome Daniel Scholl, SDSU and Reno Brueggeman, VP, SD Corn Utilization Council

INTRODUCTION

10:00 a.m. Rachel Owen, SDSU – Soils and Salt: The Problem and Scope

10:20 a.m. Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension-Aberdeen – Precipitation Patterns and Climate Change: How do they affect soils and salts?

MANAGEMENT

10:40 a.m. Cheryl Reese, SDSU – Managing Vegetation in Salt-Affected Soils

11:00 a.m. David Clay, SDSU – Using Chemical Amendments to Treat Saline and Sodic Soils

11:20 a.m. Gregg Carlson, SDSU – Prevention Tile Drainage and Water Management in Saline and Sodic Soils

IMPLEMENTATION

11:40 a.m. David Gillen, Farmer, White Lake, S.D. – Getting a Return on Investment in High Salt Soils

12:05 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Sponsored by the Farmers Alliance of White Lake, Farmers and Merchant State Bank of White Lake, and Gridline Tile of White Lake.

1:00 p.m. Jeff Hemenway, USDA‐NRCS Huron Rainfall Demonstration – Saline/Sodic soils

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Activities and Demonstrations, outlined above. Field site visits weather permitting.

Please pre-register for this event by clicking on the following link: http://www.sdcorn.org/events/saline-and-sodic-soil-management-workshop-and-field-tour/ or by calling the SD Corn office at 605-334-0100.

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