Soil Health Bus Tour

July 25-26  |  Valley City, ND

This 2-day bus tour will be based out fo Valley City, ND and will be held July 25-26.
Registration will be capped at 100 people.

Though we can not provide refunds, if you need to cancel, please email Luke Ressler (luke.a.ressler@ndsu.edu) so we can open the space for another individual.

Rooms

Americinn

280 Winter Show Rd
Valley City, ND
701-845-5551

Room blocks have been set for this hotel.

 

Hotel Reservations

GrandStay

271 Winter Show Rd,
Valley City, ND
701-490-3500

Room blocks have been set for this hotel.

 

Hotel Reservations

Day One

8:00 Registration (Meet at the AmericInn, 280 Winter Show Rd, Valley City, ND)

8:30 Busses depart

9:00 – 11:30 Thilmony Farm, Valley City

Fertility in Reduced Till Systems (Dave Franzen, NDSU; Anthony Thilmony, farmer)
Fertilizer Recommendations (John Breker, AgVise)
Decomposition (Caley Gasch, NDSU; Abbey Wick, NDSU)
Alfalfa and Corn Intercropping (Marisol Berti, NDSU)

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Depart to next farm

1:30 – 5:00 Hoenhause Farm, Lisbon

Grazing of Full Season Cover Crops (Kevin Sedivec, NDSU; Marisol Berti, NDSU)
Interseeding Corn and Equipment (Abbey Wick, NDSU; Mitch Hoenhause, farmer)
Maintaining Soil Health during CRP Conversion (Aaron Daigh, NDSU)
What to look for in Healthy Soil (Caley Gasch, NDSU; Andy Hoenhause, farmer)

5:30 – 8:30 Dinner at Stiklestad Lodge, Fort Ransom

9:15 Arrive back in Valley City

Day Two

8:00 Busses Depart for Jamestown (from the AmericInn, 280 Winter Show Rd, Valley City, ND)

8:45 – 10:30 Trautman Farm, Jamestown

Tips for Planting Green – Soybean into Cereal Rye (Abbey Wick, NDSU; Lee Trautman, farmer)
Weed Management (Allie Marks, Centrol Ag)
Looking Below-Ground – Soil Pit (Caley Gasch, NDSU; Lee Briese, Centrol Ag)

11:00 – 12:15 Wagner Farm, Jamestown

Equipment for Soybean into Cereal Rye (Lee Briese, Centrol Ag; Tony Wagner, farmer)
Managing Sandy Soils (Abbey Wick, NDSU)

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 Wagner Farm, Jamestown

Crop Tolerance and Pest Management in Saline Soils (Caley Gasch, NDSU; Jason Harmon, NDSU)
Splitting the Field (Abbey Wick, NDSU; Allie Marks, Centrol Ag)
Tips for Using Cover Crops (Lee Briese, Centrol Ag; Tony Wagner, farmer; Lee Trautman, farmer)

3:45 Depart for Valley City

4:30 Arrive back in Valley City

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