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.
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
Bookings are closed for this event.