Salt Water Intrusion Project Field Day

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Agricultural lands in the Tidewater regions of North Carolina are being impacted by saltwater intrusion (the movement of salt water onto/into agricultural fields that impacts the soils ability to grow crops). To address this important issue, a team made up of scientist with expertise in soils, geology, hydrology, etc have come together to determine the whys, hows, and what are the solutions of this economically important issue. As a part of this effort, a field day has been planned to share what is currently known about this issue and what has been learned so far with the data collection at several locations in the Tidewater region of North Carolina. All are invited, but especially farmers, crop consultants, Extension agents, NRCS personnel, and Soil & Water Personnel are encouraged to attend. The field day will be Monday, June 10, 2019, starting at noon at Martelle’s Feed House with lunch and then onto Middle Creek Farms at the test site, with the program concluding at 3 p.m. The link below will provide additional details of this field day.

Salt Water Intrusion Project Field 

Image of a weather station

This is installation of a weather station, which is one of several at various locations in the Tidewater region of NC, to provide information that will help researchers to better understand what is causing agricultural fields to be impacted by saltwater intrusion.

Image of a well

This is installation of a stilling well, which is one of several at various locations in the Tidewater region of NC, to provide information that may help researchers to better understand what is causing agricultural fields to be impacted by saltwater intrusion.

Image of a well

This is installation of a well, which is one of several at various locations in the Tidewater region of NC, to provide information that will help researchers to better understand what is causing agricultural fields to be impacted by saltwater intrusion.