2022 Seed Treatment Effects on Yield and Soil Microbial Activity
In 2022, the South Dakota State University Extension and South Dakota Soil Health Coalition personnel conducted on-farm research at Garretson, SD, for Soil Health School to study the effects of corn seed treatment on grain yield and soil microbial activity. The results are linked below.
2022 Cover Crop/Herbicide Interaction
In 2022, the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition conducted on-farm research at Garretson, SD, for Soil Health School to study the residual effect of various herbicides on several different cover crop species. The plot plan and trial results are linked below.
2020 Wide Row Corn Research
In 2020, the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition conducted on-farm research at Gettysburg, Twin Brooks, and Garretson, SD, on the practice of planting wide-row corn interseeded with cover crops. The results examine yield data and cover crop biomass.
2019 Wide Row Corn Research
In 2019, the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition conducted research on wide row corn interseeded with cover crops at a farm in Twin Brooks, SD. The results examine crop yield and cover crop biomass data.
2023 Soil Health School Registration Open!
The 2023 Soil Health School will be held August 28-30 on the farms of Anthony Bly and Bruce Carlson near Garretson, SD! There will be classroom sessions, field excercises, discussion panels, and opportunities to network with researchers, industry professionals, and experienced producers who can help you on your soil health journey! Class size is limited, so learn more and register today!
News & Events
Long-term research reveals advantages of diverse crop rotations
By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – It can take time for scientists to build new knowledge of biological processes, especially when those processes play out over the course of years. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service North Central...
‘Park the chisel’: First step toward soil health can be simple
By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – The benefits of improved soil health for agricultural producers and gardeners are numerous and valuable – reduced input costs, improved profitability, drought and flood resilience, reduced erosion, improved water quality, increased wildlife...
Saline Soil Management: More Money With Fewer Crop Acres
By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – Salinity areas. Trouble spots. White deserts. Regardless of what they’re called, saline soils are a problem for South Dakota. White, salty areas where nothing grows are a common sight in fields across the state. “The amount of salinity that's...