“Here in South Dakota, we always say we’re two weeks away from a drought. Having your soil in good condition in wet years helps store more water than having it runoff. You get through a really dry year pretty well.” Larry Wagner, a rancher who grows grass in cropland country southeast of Chamberlain, SD, has…
The Stockgrowers is a wonderful organization trying to do some great things, trying to help ranchers and help our independent cattle producers of this country and trying to save our rural towns, which are in decline. And so we need to help these things economically and ecologically. And I think those things can all work…
Our guest, Jim Faulstich, producer from Highmore, SD, needs very little introduction. Jim takes us on a deep dive into how he integrates drought management planning in every aspect of his operation. Apart from 2019, Jim’s operation has always experienced a dry patch some time during the year and he is always prepared for that. …
This podcast is the sixth in the series 6 “Resilience” podcast series. We recorded this one in Crooks, SD the backdrop was the extremely wet weather on 2019. In this podcast, Kent Vlieger (NRCS-SD) facilitates a discussion with farmers Kurt Stiefvater, Ryan Larson, Nate Stroschein, Ross Hanson and SDSU’s field soils specialist Anthony Bly. We…
This podcast is the fifth in the series 6 “Resilience” podcast series we recorded in Mitchell, SD (podcasts 1-5) and Crooks (Podcast 6), the backdrop was the extremely wet weather on 2019; at the time of recording the James River had frozen outside of it’s banks and there was every expectation of another wet summer….
This podcast is the fourth in the series 6 “Resilience” podcast series we recorded in Mitchell, SD (podcasts 1-5) and Crooks (Podcast 6), the backdrop was the extremely wet weather on 2019; at the time of recording the James River had frozen outside of it’s banks and there was every expectation of another wet summer….
In this episode, we sit down with Jesse Hall out of Arlington, South Dakota to explore his journey into no-till, cover crops and livestock integration! To check out this episode on Apple podcasts, search for ‘Soil Health Labs’ or click this link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soil-health-labs/id1437279982
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Dr. Buz Kloot and Dr. Gabe Kenne discuss biomass data and trends in fields with long-term cover crop use vs no cover.
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Much like the Haney Test, the P.L.F.A. (Phospholipid Fatty Acid Analysis) isn’t always fully understood. What does the analysis have to tell us about our soils and why is it useful? In this Video, Dr. Buz Kloot and Dr. Gabe Kenne break it all down.
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In this final video in our series unpacking the Haney Test (an assessment of soil nutrient availability), Dr. Buz Kloot explains what the final component, the ‘H3A’ Test, is and why it’s relevant to farmers and their soils.