SDSU Extension will be hosting several soil health and cover crop field tours this fall.

"These tours provide growers with firsthand information on management practices to enhance soil health as well as an opportunity to have their questions answered," explained Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension soils field specialist.

During the tours, SDSU Extension staff and other industry experts will evaluate cover crops for beneficial soil health properties and forage/feed value for grazing livestock.

2015 Tour Schedule

Sept. 8 Minnehaha County: Al Miron Farm, tour begins at 11:45 a.m. (25935 469th Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57107) lunch is provided;  

Sept. 10 Clay/Turner Counties: Southeast Research Farm Fall Tour begins at 8:30 a.m. (29974 University Rd, Beresford, SD 57004) rolls and coffee, and noon lunch provided;

Sept. 14 Lake County: Mustang Seeds, tour begins at 1 p.m. (1001 10th St SW, Madison, SD 57042);

Sept. 15 Brookings/Hamlin Counties: East Dakota Soil and Water Research Farm tour begins at 1 p.m. (20940 470th Ave, Brookings, SD) supper provided;

Sept. 17 Clark/Codington Counties: Kopriva Angus tour begins at 1 p.m. (41577 169th St. Raymond, SD).

Cosponsors and cooperators include: S.D. No-till Association, S.D. Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Millborn Seeds, Mustang/Coyote Seeds, USDA-NRCS, USDA-ARS, Southeast Research Farm, Northeast Research Farm, and S.D. Soil Health Coalition.

To learn more, visit www.iGrow.org/events and search by event date or contact Bly at anthony.bly@sdstate.edu or (605) 782-3290.