Soil Health Labs

09 Plug and Plant - Moisture, Rutting and Covers

Episode Summary

This podcast is the first 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 podcast, we are joined by farmers Charlie Edinger, Daniel Harnisch, Craig Stehly and Bryce Rabenhorst and well and Kent Vlieger (facilitator) Brent Woods and Eric Barsness from the NRCS in South Dakota. The discussion centered around some of the operational frustrations that were experienced (rutting, planting difficulties) in the James River Valley during the extremely wet summer of 2019 and toward the end of the podcast the discussion moved toward using cover crops to manage moisture. If you’d like to our selected video material from these conversations, please visit SD NRCS’s 'Growing Resilience with Soil Health' playlist on YouTube. This podcast was made possible by sponsorship from the USDA-NRCS in South Dakota. The views and opinions of the farmer participants expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.