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Summer Field Tour
August 17 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jump on the bus for the MSSS Summer Tour!
Thursday August 17th, 2023
Join us as we visit the Souris River Watershed and learn about Soil and Water Management.
Sites and Topics include:
Souris Plains Soil and Water Management Site:
• Extremes in moisture management – drought and excess water.
• Tile drainage in cold climates and undulating topography.
• Importance of understanding soil variability in soil and water management decision making.
• View soil pits along a catena.
• Soil health and salinity.
• Water quality – nitrogen, phosphorus, salt.
• Water treatment options
• Pedology lesson
Souris River Watershed District:
• Saline Soil Remediation
• Other water management projects implemented by SRWD
Small Scale Irrigation Project with producer monitoring.
Registration fee prior to August 10*:
- Regular – $ 90.00
- Student – $ 60.00
- E-transfer to [email protected] OR
- Mail cheque to:
Manitoba Soil Science Society c\o Megan Westphal
362 Ellis Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Make cheque payable to “Manitoba Soil Science Society.”
*After August 10 – $ 15.00 additional fee. Registrations after this date must be paid by e-transfer.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a water bottle for refilling at our water stations.
We will be picking up participants at locations in Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie and Souris. Locations and times will be sent closer to tour date.