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Soil Health

Healthy soils are crucial to production agriculture.  Many issues that face North Dakota includes soil salinity, erosion, fertility, sodicity, and water management.  The NDSU Area Specialist/Soil Health helps producers improve their soil resources through research based educational workshops, one-on-one consultations, presentations, and articles. 

Recent educational activities include: Soil Salinity Field Day, 4-H/FFA Land Judging, several soil pits, and County Agent Trainings. 

Past research projects included: cover cropping, evaluating plant salinity tolerances, salinity mitigation through cropping and drainage systems, soil disturbance reclamation (pipeline), and various fertility trials.

NDSU Soil health Webpage

NDSU Soil health Facebook page


A Comparison of Three Garden Soil Test Kits and a Certified Soil Testing Lab     
Beet Lime Impacts on Spring Wheat                  
Salinity Soil Management via Perennial Cropping Systems              
Soil Disturbance Impacts on Spring Wheat Yield and Quality                     

Rainfall infiltration demonstration held during a July 2015 Soil Health Tour
Rainfall infiltration demonstration held during a July Soil Health Tour

Saline soil pit at a Soil Health Tour held in July 2015
Saline soil pit at a Soil Health Tour

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