Soil and water management and conservation are the focus of the 6th Soil and Water Management Field Day on Tuesday, July 18 at the U of MN Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton, Minn. This free event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with presentations and field tours followed by lunch and a keynote presentation at noon. The objective of this field day is to convene farmers, researchers, stakeholders, and practitioners to interact on issues related to soil and water management for productivity and environmental enhancement. This year’s program features a variety of presentations including bioreactors for mitigating nitrogen and phosphorus from tile drainage, managing infield water using cover cropping, side-inlet controls for water quality protection, and supplemental irrigation for enhancing corn and soybean yield.

The event is an inter-institutional designed to highlight progress on soil and water management research. Dr. Satish Gupta, Raymond Allmaras Professor of Emerging Issues in Soil and Water at the University of Minnesota, will give the keynote address bank erosion in the Minnesota River basin. Other presenters include: Brent Dalzell, U of MN Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate; Lu Zhang, U of MN Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering; Jeff Strock, U of MN Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate and Southwest Research and Outreach Center; Laurent Ahiablame, South Dakota State University Dept. of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering; Alexander Hummel, Jr., U of MN Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics; Tamas Varga, U of MN Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate; and Andry Ranaivoson, U of MN Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate. Please pre-register online at There is no cost for registration, which includes proceedings of field day presentations and lunch. For more information on tours and specific event times, visit or call the SWROC at (507) 752-7372.