Saline & Sodic Soil Management Workshop and Field Tour

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Stratford Community Center, 267 Rondell Ave., Stratford, S.D.

Pre-register below by July 5 to reserve your lunch.

$10 registration fee collected at the door.



8:30 am  Registration – Coffee and Doughnuts


9:00 am  Welcome, Jaime Rindels, Brown County NRCS and Matt Hubers, Day County NRCS


9:10 am  Relationship between salts and water management, Cheryl Reese, SDSU


9:35 am  Soil testing for salts: Recommended soil tests and interpretation of results, David Clay, SDSU


10:00 am  Farmer experiences managing saline/sodic areas


10:25 am  Discussion/Question Session


10:35 am  Break, sponsored by Brown-Marshall and South Brown Conservation District


10:45 am  Seeding perennial mixes in salt-affected soils, Stanley Boltz, USDA-NRCS


11:10 am  Weed Management in saline/sodic soils, Sharon Clay, SDSU


11:35 am  Program options/cost sharing to manage saline/sodic field areas, Jaime Rindels and Matt Hubers, USDA-NRCS and Ben Lardy, Pheasants Forever


12:00 pm  Discussion/Question Session


12:15 pm – 1:15 pm  Lunch, sponsored by Pheasants Forever and SD Corn Utilization Council


1:15 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Activities

Demonstrations: Rainfall Simulator, Soil Stability Tests, Eric Barsness, NRCS

Saline/Sodic Soil Pit Field Sites:

  • Pit 1: Soil with Tile, Andrew Champa, NRCS
  • Pit 2: Soil without Tile: Craig Veldkamp, NRCS

Afternoon refreshments sponsored by Day County Conservation District


Thanks to our sponsors!

Brown-Marshall Conservation District

Day County conservation District

Pheasants Forever


SDSU Extension

SD Corn Utilization Council

South Brown Conservation District

South Dakota’s Conservation Districts



Contact: Cheryl Reese at or 605-688-6309

Register below or call the SD Corn office.  605-334-0100


Bookings are closed for this event.