Saline and Sodic Soil Management Workshop and Field Tour
When: Tuesday July 10th, 2018
Where: Clark American Legion- 103 N Commercial St, Clark SD 57301
Register below by July 6th to reserve your lunch
A $10 fee for lunch will collected at the door on the day of the workshop and tour.
8:30- Registration/ Coffee/Donuts
9:00- Welcome, Jim Ristau SD Corn, Director of Sustainability and David Clay, SDSU
9:10- Cheryl Reese, SDSU- Why are salts a problem and how water management can affect soil
9:35- David Clay, SDSU- Soil testing for salts: What soil tests are recommended and explanation of results
10:00- Stephanie Bruggeman, SDSU-Soil biology and soil health in salt areas
10:25- Discussion/ Question Session
10:45- Stanley Boltz, USDA-NRCS- Seeding perennial mixes in salt affected soils
11:10- Sharon Clay, SDSU- Herbicide options for annual cover crops and perennial vegetation.
11:35- Kyle Monteith, USDA-NRCS and Sam Wayman, Pheasants Forever- Program options/ cost share to management saline/ sodic field areas
Noon: Discussion/Question Session
Afternoon Activities will begin at 1:15 and go till 3:30. Activities include demonstrations such as rainfall simulator, soil stability tests by Eric Barsness of NRCS and saline/sodic soil pit viewing.
Pit 1- Profiles under vegetation- Speaker TBA
Pit 2- Bare soil, Craig Veldkamp, NRCS
A big thank you to the sponsors of this event as well, who include: Pheasants Forever, USDA NRCS, Clark Conservation District, South Dakota State University and the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council