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Langdon Research Extension Center sets soil health tour for June 27

The tour will provide participants an opportunity to visit six unique research trial and demonstration sites.

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Langdon Research Extension Center (LREC) will host a soil health field tour on June 27 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT.

“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,” says Naeem Kalwar, NDSU Extension soil health specialist at the LREC.

“Improving the health and quality of our soil is a continuous journey that requires ongoing improvements in individual thinking and on-farm management practices,” adds Kalwar. “This tour will provide participants an opportunity to visit six unique research trial and demonstration sites that are evaluating different aspects of soil health.”

Soil health tour topics and speakers are:

  • Saline and sodic tree and shrub trial – Joe Zeleznik, Extension forester, and Scott Knoke, Extension agent, Benson County
  • Long-term groundwater management trial – Kalwar; Katelyn Landeis, Extension agent, Grand Forks County; and Lindy Berg, Extension agent, Towner County
  • Perennial salt-tolerant grass plots – Kevin Sedivec, Extension rangeland management specialist and Central Grasslands Research Extension Center interim director; and Mark Miller, Extension agent, Rolette County
  • Long-term conventional-till versus no-till demonstration – David Franzen, Extension soil science specialist, and Lindsay Overmyer, Extension agent, Ramsey County
  • Lunch and Natural Resource Conservation Service program update – Brenyn Hardy, NRCS district conservationist
  • Barley and oats salinity and sodicity trial – Brad Brummond, retired Extension agent, Walsh County, and Kalwar
  • Kernza demonstration – Clair Keene, Extension agronomist

4.5 Continuing Education Units in soil and crops will be available for attending the tour.

Doughnuts and coffee will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Cavalier County Soil Conservation District.

The tour and lunch are free of charge, but for planning purposes, please RSVP to Sara Schuchard-McGregor at sara.schuchard@ndsu.edu or by calling 701-256-2582. For more information, visit ndsu.ag/lrecsoiltour.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – June 2, 2023

Source: Naeem Kalwar, 701-256, 2582, naeem.kalwar@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kelli Anderson, 701-231-7881, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu

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