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Bale grazing: Efficient soil health improvement

Bale grazing: Efficient soil health improvement

By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – “Last winter, I fed 450 head of cattle and did not start a tractor for 90 days.” South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Board member and Colome, SD, producer Van Mansheim doesn’t mince words when it comes to the benefits of bale grazing. “I hear...

Soil Health School: Results of residual herbicides on cover crops

Soil Health School: Results of residual herbicides on cover crops

As part of the 2022 Soil Health School, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist Anthony Bly and South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Soil Health Technician Austin Carlson conducted a field trial to determine the residual effects of various herbicides on common cover crop...

2022 Soil Health Demonstration Student Video Contest

2022 Soil Health Demonstration Student Video Contest

South Dakota Soil Health Coalition has announced the 2022 Soil Health Demonstration Student Video Contest! This contest is open to all K-12 students in South Dakota. The first place entry will win $1,000, and the second place entry will win $500. Contest deadline is...

Soil Health Tour set for July 21 near Wessington Springs

Soil Health Tour set for July 21 near Wessington Springs

South Dakota Soil Health Coalition and South Dakota Farmers Union will hold a Soil Health Tour hosted at Kolousek Farms, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 21. Participants will be able to see how the Kolouseks successfully employ sustainable land management practices like...

Soil Health School offers life-changing networking opportunities

Soil Health School offers life-changing networking opportunities

By Stan Wise In 2019, Mitchell, SD, producer Mike Blaalid found like-minded producers and experts at the South Dakota Soil Health School, and meeting them helped him make some big changes in his operation. “I just had specific ideas I wanted to see what they thought...

Healthy land management can prevent dust storms

Healthy land management can prevent dust storms

By Stan Wise South Dakota Soil Health Coalition PIERRE – In the past month, dust storms have been making headlines across the western United States, including South Dakota. Blowing soil has created driving hazards due to low visibility, and accumulated wind-blown silt...