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December 5 is World Soil Day

Ever thought about what's under your feet? It's not just dirt, folks ... it's SOIL. On December 5, we focus on the importance of healthy soil and champion the cause of sustainable management of soil resources. Want to know more about this valuable resource? K-State soil scientists can give you the, er, dirt about this amazing resource! 

Gary PierzynskiK-State Distinguished Professor Speaks at the UN

Gary Pierzynski, university distinguished professor and head of K-State's agronomy department is speaking at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City as part of the World Soil Day events. Pierzynski will represent the Food and Agriculture Organization Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils at the U.N. celebration and announce the release of a report titled "Global Assessment of the Impact of Plant Protection Products on Soil Functions and Soil Ecosystems."

Fun Trivia about Soil

Ever wonder how many worms are in an acre of soil? Or how long it takes to create an inch of topsoil? Check out these facts from the Audubon Society about this important resource. Do you have your own soil trivia? Post them to our Twitter account, @KStateKCARE!  

Soil Science: A New Frontier

We count on soil for more than just growing plants. Soil is home to millions of microorganisms, it helps create clean water, and soil is part of a system that sequesters carbon to regulate our climate. Want to learn more? K-State professor Chuck Rice explains why we celebrate World Soil Day.

 

In The News

Press Releases

Feedlot Field Day: The public is invited to the Feedlot Field Day outside Emporia, Kansas, on October 3. The event begins at 2 p.m.

News Articles

In a recent article published by Fast Company, KCARE Director Dan Devlin explains the importance of Kansas Water Technology Farms, and how they are using cutting-edge irrigation innovations to help sustain the life of the Ogallala Aquifer.

Publications

Developing Livestock Water Resources

Solar Water Pump Installation

Low Volume Spring Developments

Tire Tank Installation Guidelines

Construction of a Limited Access Ramp for Pond Watering of Cattle

Limited Access Ramps for Pond Watering of Cattle

How Water Quality and Source Affect Animal Performance

Installing a Pipeline through a Pond Dam

Water Quality Issues

What's In Your Water?

Identification and Management of Blue-green Algae in Farm Ponds

Understanding Sedimentation of Kansas Lakes

Sedimentation in our Reservoirs:  Causes and Solutions

Livestock Management 

Using Geotextiles for Feeding and Traffic Surfaces

Cropland Management

State-wide tillage and conservation practice survey.