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Gardening on Brownfields: Obtaining Property Information and Site History

by Sabine E. Martin Ganga M. Hettiarachchi


A brownfield site is a former industrial, commercial, or residential site where soil use is affected by environmental contamination. Research county records of deeds, historical records, maps, EPA, fire department, property owners, neighbors, and local government. Examine property for signs of contamination. 2 pages, color.

Revision Date: Nov 2017

Solid Manure Nutrient Credit Work Sheet

by Dale F. Leikam Ray E. Lamond


Calculate the amount of crop available nutrients to credit warm season crops in the year of manure application.

Published Date: Oct 2003

Liquid Manure Nutrient Credit Work Sheet

by Dale F. Leikam Ray E. Lamond


This work sheet is used to calculate the amount of crop available nutrients to credit warm season crops in the year of manure application.

Published Date: Oct 2003

Land Judging and Homesite Evaluation Guidebook


This manual will assist you in learning more about such things as texture, structure, horizons, depth, permeability, erosion, slope,and capability classes. 32-page, b/w.

Revision Date: Sep 2010

Use of Biosolids on Agricultural Land: Agronomic, Environmental, and Safety Considerations

by DeAnn Presley Dorivar A. Ruiz Diaz G. Morgan Powell


The term biosolids refers to matter that is separated from wastewater during treatment. Biosolids are used as soil amendments to improve soil and increase crop production. 8 p.

Published Date: Mar 2009

Estimating Soil Texture by Feel

by Steve Thien DeAnn Presley


Soil texture is the proportion of sand, silt, and clay in soil, the most important soil property. Feeling soil texture by hand is quick, free, and, with practice, highly accurate. 4-page.

Published Date: Sep 2008

Soil Testing Laboratory


This brochure explains what soil tests are available and how to submit a sample to the K-State Soil Testing Laboratory. Full-color brochure.

Revision Date: Jun 2016

Management Practices Affecting Nitrogen Loss from Urea

by Dorivar A. Ruiz Diaz


Ammonia can form in soils following application of urea fertilizers. If urea is surface-applied and not incorporated by tillage or moisture, there is potential for ammonia loss. 4 pages, color.

Revision Date: Jun 2021

Nutrient Management Plan


Checklist for managing soil nutrients.

Published Date: Jan 2003

Sulphur in Kansas: Plant, Soil, and Fertilizer Considerations

by Ray E. Lamond


Deficiencies of sulphur in crop production are increasing, in Kansas and worldwide. The purpose of this publication is to discuss sulphur in terms of plant, soil, and fertilizer considerations. Crops lacking sulphur may be pale yellow, stunted, thin-stemmed and spindly. 4-page, 2-color.

Published Date: Jul 1997

Establishing Riparian Buffers

by Charles J. Barden


Guide to establishing barriers for wildlife improvement and water quality improvement. 4 p.

Published Date: Mar 2001

Value of Crop Residue

by Kent A. McVay


Plant residue controls soil erosion, prevents crusting, improves water infiltration, and reduces evaporation. Crop residue contains nutrients.

Published Date: Oct 2003

Birds of Kansas Streamside Forests

by Charles J. Barden Chuck Otte


Information to help landowners manage streamside forests to benefit birds and where to find support for improvement projects. 4-page, color.

Revision Date: Sep 2017

Managing Soil Compaction on Flooded Fields

by Randal K. Taylor Hans Kok


Rain pounding on soil surface may cause it to become extremely hard. This compaction can make planting crops difficult, especially on no-till fields.

Published Date: Nov 1993

Windbreaks for Kansas

by James H. Strine


Discusses steps of windbreak management, and the benefits of tree windbreaks in Kansas. 10 p.

Revision Date: May 2004

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