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How a Robot May Show Us Why Soils are Disappearing

A six-legged robot that can climb hills and plod its way across open deserts, collecting data in all kinds of weather, is helping a USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist and his colleagues better understand wind erosion, which is a threat to the western U.S. rangelands that beef producers depend on for grazing.
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Timing, Placement and Soil Testing Key to Preventing Phosphorus Losses

Edge-of-field monitoring on 17 farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota highlights the need for no-tillers to apply ‘P’ under the soil surface and sample soils at varying depths.
Edge-of-field monitoring on 17 farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota highlights the need for no-tillers to apply ‘P’ under the soil surface and sample soils at varying depths.
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Video: Erosion Issues on the Great Plains

Dave Franzen, soils specialist at North Dakota State University Extension, talks about historic soil losses in the Great Plains, the losses still being seen today, and conservation efforts in place today to help prevent erosion. including tree rows as windbreaks and conservation tillage methods are used across the state to prevent erosion.
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