Wetlands

Southeastern South Dakota producers have been bogged down with drainage issues this year, and producers can hear some ideas for managing drainage at workshop July 17 and 18 at South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm in Beresford.

Topics will include saturated buffers, controlled drainage, drainage water recycling, cover crops for reducing nutrient loss, legal questions related to tiling, the South Dakota Wetland Mitigation Bank and subsurface irrigation with drainage. A contractor and producer panel will share experiences of implementation, wetland delineation and funding sources for conservation drainage practices.

Speakers come from SDSU, the University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University, Iowa Soybean Association, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, ISG, Rinke Noonan, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Registration cost is $90 and includes workshop materials as well as lunch and refreshments for both Wednesday and Thursday. Register at https://extension.sdstate.edu/event/conservation-drainage-workshop-sdsu-southeast-research-farm

For more information, contact John McMaine at john.mcmaine@sdstate.edu or call 605-688-5610.

South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm is located at 29974 University Road, Beresford, SD 57004.