Jun 6, 2023NDSU to play host to soil health field tour
A soil health field tour will take place at North Dakota’s Langdon Research Extension Center on June 27.
The free tour will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Speakers will discuss topics including a long-term groundwater management trial, perennial salt-tolerant grass plots, and a saline and sodic tree and shrub trial.
Demonstrations will include long-term conventional-till versus no-till and Kernza grain.
“We invite farmers, ranchers, landowners, crop consultants and people with interest in soil conservation to come learn about the work we’ve been doing related to long-term soil health research and innovative management practices,” Naeem Kalwar, NDSU Extension soil health specialist, said. “Improving the health and quality of our soil is a continuous journey that requires ongoing improvements in individual thinking and on-farm management practices.
“This tour will provide participants an opportunity to visit six unique research trial and demonstration sites that are evaluating different aspects of soil health.”
Tour attendees can receive 4.5 Continuing Education Units in soil and crops.
Doughnuts and coffee will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Cavalier County Soil Conservation District.
RSVP to Sara Schuchard-McGregor at [email protected] or by calling 701-256-2582.
For more information, visit ndsu.ag/lrecsoiltour.