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Summer Field Tour

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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2020 Modified Drop-In Summer Tour 

*CCA credits in Soil & Water available!*

The regular annual summer tour may have been cancelled, but we have found a way to still deliver a great field day to experience some of Manitoba’s soils in the Elm Creek, Haywood and Bruxelles area. Come drop by one, two or all three of our sites!

This drop-in tour will allow outdoor physical distancing, and sanitation supplies will be provided (boot washing or plastic booties, wipes, handwashing).

There is no charge for dropping in, but please register by sending an email to [email protected]

There will be a special opportunity for 8 individuals to extract a full-scale soil monolith. This requires pre-booking a 1-hour time slot in advance and $50 for all materials. Instructions on finishing your monolith will be provided virtually in the fall by MSSS.

We require that all participants self-screen prior to the event according to provincial COVID guidelines https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/

Logistics: 

  • Transportation: On your own. 
  • Lunch: On your own (bag lunches or Ma’s DriveIn at Elm Creek). 
  • Washroom: porta-potty at Almasippi site, Ma’s Drive Inn. 
  • Instructors will be on site from 9 am – 3 pm. 
  • Please register, but no charge for dropping in. 
  • $50 for extracting full scale monolith (8 people only). 
  • Instruction and tools provided for profile description. Your description then contrasted with an “official” description. 
  • Discussions of appropriate soil management practices (drainage, fertility, residue management, erosion control, etc.) at all 3 sites. 
  • CCA credits (3.5 Soil and Water credits and 0.5 Nutrient Management credits available). 

3 sites:

Red River Clay site: 
– Option to collect monolith 
– Crop modeling / weather instrumentation 

Dezwood Loam site: 
– Soil management through landscape restoration 
– Located in MBs rolling hills!

Almasippi Sand site: 
– Option to collect monolith 
– 4R canola N management

To Register: Please email [email protected] with your intended time of arrival at the first site. If you choose to build your own monolith, please indicate your site of choice. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email and directions to all sites. Only 8 monolith spots available (4 Red River, 4 Almasippi) on a first come first served basis. Hurry, they may fill up fast!
 Time slots at each site are:

10-11 am, 11-12 pm, 1-2 pm and 2-3 pm.

Details

Date:
August 12
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Organizer

MSSS
Email:
msss@umanitoba.ca