BROOKINGS, S.D. — Soil health is the focus of the SDSU Extension Soil Health Event to be held in Wall January 31, 2017 in the Grand Hall at the Wall Community Center, 501 Main St.
The event begins at 9 a.m. (MST) with registration, and runs until 4 p.m. Lunch will be served. Registration is requested for this free event. Continuing education credits will be offered. To register email Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the S.D. No Till Association, SDSU Extension, the NRCS-USDA and other local business sponsors.
Presentations at the event will cover a range of subjects, including:
Soils of Western South Dakota, presented by Kent Cooley, Soil Scientist with the NRCS in Rapid City;
Causes and Remedies of Soil Salinity, presented by Dr. Cheryl Reese, SDSU;
Soil Microbiology and its value in crop production, presented by Dr. Mike Lehman, USDA in Brookings;
Dr. Dwayne Beck, manager of SDSU Dakota Lakes Research Farm will lead a discussion on the power behind good crop rotations. He will also discuss recent work underway at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm on growing and grazing cover crops.
A farmer panel discussion will wrap up the event.
More information and a full agenda is available at iGrow.org/events.
— SDSU Extension
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