Saline and Sodic Soil Management Workshop and Field Tour

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Date/Time
Aug 12 2014
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location
White Lake American Legion Hall


Call the SD Corn office to register. 605-334-0100

SDSU Extension will host a Saline and Sodic Soil Management Workshop and Field Tour on August 12, 2014 at White Lake, SD from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the American Legion Hall in White Lake, and field tours will follow at David Gillen’s farm in the afternoon.

The event features a packed lineup of soils experts and specialists as well as a field tour. Morning topics covered during the event include (1) redefining saline and sodic soil classifications; (2) why there are issues with salty soils and (3) management options.

In the afternoon, demonstrations on site will include: (1) Soil stability tests; (2) Mapping saline soils on your farm (NRCS) ; (3) Tools to measure soil salinity (Handheld soil electrical conductivity (EC), pH meters, moisture probes); and (4) Questions to ask when submitting soils for salt analysis. Weather permitting, visits to the field site will include two soil pits to demonstrate issues with saline/sodic soils; the soil amendment plots; and discussion about salt type in fields and potential management options.

The event costs $10 to attend and pre-registration by August 8 is requested to guarantee lunch and seating. Registration of $15 will be taken at the site on August 12th.

For the day’s complete agenda and details. Please click on the following link.

http://www.sdcorn.org/documents/publications/WhiteLake2014SaltMeetingFinal[2].pdf

Call the SD Corn office to register. 605-334-0100

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