Mid-summer is a good time to evaluate and perform maintenance on terraces if fields are in wheat stubble. Read more about terrace repair here.
An open textbook, Soil and Water Conservation: An Annotated Bibliography, was recently published by New Prairie Press, Kansas State University’s open access digital press. The book highlights credible, free, and openly available online content related to soil and water conservation, including extension bulletins, government reports, technical bulletins, and more.
High winds and dry soils are bad combination when it comes to controlling soil erosion. It's important to monitor fields conditions in the event that emergency erosion control measures are needed.
Over 9 million acres of land in Kansas is protected by more than 290,000 miles of terraces, making it second in the U.S. for this conservation practice. Repairs and upkeep are sometimes needed to keep these structures performing well.
Cropland can be quite susceptible to wind erosion under some conditions, particularly through the winter. Dry conditions and high winds in western KS in recent weeks have contributed to episodes of blowing soil. Learn more about emergency measures that can help control wind erosion.