Events

Jul
07

SDSU Saline/Sodic Soil Workshop and Field Tour - Pukwana

South Dakota State University will be hosting a saline/sodic soils workshop and field tour on July 7th at the 4H building in Pukwana, SD.

The event costs $15 per person includes a workshop in the morning, lunch and a nearby field tour to follow. We ask that you please pre-register.

Agenda

9:30 am Registration

9:50 am Welcome David Clay, SDSU

10:00 am Doug Malo, SDSU – Definition of the Soil Related Salt Problems

10:20 am David Clay, SDSU – Soil Testing and Interpreting Soil Test Results

10:40 am Cheryl Reese, SDSU – Soil Amendment Options

11:00 am – Problems Tiling in Saline/Sodic Soils

11:20 am Sharon Clay, SDSU – Managing Vegetation in Salt‐Affected Soils

11:40 am Stacy Turgeon, NRCS – Program Options to Implement Perennial Vegetation in Salt Areas

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch, Sponsors: SD Corn Utilization Council

1:00 pm Demonstrations: NRCS Rainfall Simulator – Jeff Hemenway & Soil Stability Tests with handheld soil electrical conductivity (EC), pH meters, moisture probes, etc. – Cheryl Reese, SDSU

Afternoon Activities ( 1:30– 3: 30 pm)

Field Site Visit & Soil Pit Demonstration

Jul
09

SDSU Saline/Sodic Soil Workshop and Field Tour - Redfield

South Dakota State University in conjunction with the South Dakota NRCS and South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, will be hosting a saline/sodic soils workshop and field tour on July 9th at the Armory in Redfield, SD.

The event costs $15 per person includes a workshop in the morning, lunch and a nearby field tour to follow. We ask that you please pre-register.

Agenda

8:45 am Registration

9:15 am Welcome David Clay, SDSU and SD Corn Utilization Council president Reno Brueggeman

9:35 am Doug Malo, SDSU – Definition of the Soil Related Salt Problems .

9:55 am David Clay, SDSU – Soil Testing and Interpreting Soil Test Results.

10:15 am Cheryl Reese, SDSU – Soil Amendment Impact on Soil Salts

10:35 am – Problems Tiling in Saline/Sodic Soils

10:55 am Jim Millar, Precision Soil Management

11:15 am Sharon Clay, SDSU – Managing Vegetation in Salt‐Affected Soils

11:35 am Shane Jordan, NRCS‐DC – Program Options to Implement Perennial Vegetation in Salt Areas

Demonstrations, Armory Parking Lot: NRCS Rainfall Simulator & Soil Stability Tests – Handheld soil electrical conductivity (EC), pH meters, moisture probes, etc. – Cheryl Reese, SDSU

12:00—1:00 pm Lunch, Sponsors: SD Corn Utilization Council

Afternoon Activities ( 1– 3: 30 pm)

Field Site Visit

Soil Pits: Differences Underground, Salty vs. Non‐Salty Soils

Soil Amendment Plots