You are here: Home Newsreleases Soil Salinity Field Day Set for Sept. 5 Near Grand Forks
 
Document Actions

Soil Salinity Field Day Set for Sept. 5 Near Grand Forks

The David Burkland farm near Grand Forks is the site for a soil salinity field day on Sept. 5.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in soil salinity, according to Abbey Wick, North Dakota State University Extension Service soil health assistant professor.

The day begins with registration at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m., Lionel Olson, NDSU Grand Forks County Extension agent, and Paul Bjorg of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss soil salinity issues in Grand Forks County.

Other topics and presenters are:

  • Soluble salt movement and accumulation –Wick and Chandra Heglund, NDSU Soil Science graduate student
  • Crop/variety selection and cover crops for saline soils – Ross Rivard, Rivard’s Turf and Forage Co.
  • Fundamentals of iron deficiency chlorosis – Sarah Lovas, West Central Inc.
  • Cover crop rooting (soil pit) – Chris Augustin, NDSU Extension area nutrient management specialist
  • Tiling and water management – Tom DeSutter, NDSU environmental soil scientist and professor
  • Tile design and management issues – Tom Scherer, NDSU Extension water quality and irrigation specialist
  • Economics of tiling – Dwight Aakre, NDSU Extension farm management specialist

A free lunch will be provided following the presentations. Those wishing to attend the field day are asked to preregister before Sept. 3 by contacting Linda Hammen at the Grand Forks County Extension office at (701) 780-8229 or email at linda.hammen@ndsu.edu.

Three continuing education credits in soil and water management will be offered to those attending the event.

The salinity field day is sponsored by the NDSU Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Grand Forks County Soil Conservation District, AgCountry, and Rivard’s Turf and Forage Co.


NDSU Agriculture Communication – Aug. 26, 2013

Source:Abbey Wick, (701) 231-8973, abbey.wick@ndsu.edu
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
ND State Fair
4-H State Fair Results
Columns
Dairy Focus: Dairy Focus: Is Covering Silage Worth the Cost?  (2015-07-16)  Keeping silage from spoiling is a cost-effective effort.  FULL STORY
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Are Appropriate Statistical Models Used in Empirical Analysis With Hierarchical Data?  (2015-07-14)  Identifying, evaluating and using hierarchical linear models is important.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Grazing Systems Combine MLRAs and Ecological Sites  (2015-07-30)  Grazing systems are dependent on location and available feed.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Try a New Sandwich During August, Sandwich Month  (2015-07-30)  Sandwiches have been around for centuries.  FULL STORY
Small-business Savvy: Small-business Savvy: Building the Local Small-business Community  (2015-07-30)  Bring all businesses to the table when expanding the community’s economy.  FULL STORY
2015 4-H State Fair Results: N.D. State Fair 4-H Dairy, Meat Goat Show Winners Named  (2015-07-27)  Youth receive honors for their goats at the State Fair 4-H.  FULL STORY
 
Use of Releases
The news media and others may use these news releases in their entirety. If the articles are edited, the sources and NDSU must be given credit.
 

Powered by Plone, the Open Source Content Management System