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Water + Energy Progress Awards identify and spotlight innovations in energy efficiency and water conservation on Kansas farms and ranches.  We will continue to add resources with each new case study, so check back often!

Soil Quality and No-Till

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

No-till improves soil quality in both the short - (five years) and long-term (20 or more years). No-till with crop rotation allows soil forming processes to proceed. Benefits compound each year that the soil remains undisturbed. Crop rotation and diversity accelerate the rate of change. This chapter covers the improvements of soil quality. Soil qualities enhanced by no-till affect organic matter, water infiltration, structure, temperature, bulk density,


>> Category: Soil HealthNo-Till 
>> Case Study: Dale Strickler Darrin Unruh Gail Fuller 

Save Soil, Nutrients, Money with Cover Crops

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

References to SARE studies on the benefits of cover crops


>> Category: Soil HealthCover Crops 
>> Case Study: Dale Strickler Darrin Unruh Gail Fuller 

South Central Kansas Residue Alliance, "A Framework for Change" One Producer, One Farm at a Time

Date Added: Feb 26, 2015




>> Category: Soil Health 
>> Case Study: Mike Herrmann 

Activating Soil Fertility in mulh-prepared small-plot commerical no-till

Date Added: Feb 26, 2015




>> Category: Soil HealthNo-Till 
>> Case Study: Mike Herrmann 

Soil Quality and No-till

Date Added: Feb 26, 2015




>> Category: Soil HealthNo-Till 
>> Case Study: Mike Herrmann 

South Kansas Residue Alliance

Date Added: Feb 26, 2015




>> Category: Soil Health 
>> Case Study: Mike Herrmann