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 Citizen Science

Education Combined with Volunteer Soil and Water Testing for Enhanced Natural Resource Stewardship

 

 

Program Description

Soil Test Kit Information

Water Test Kit Information

Example Studies

Resources & Links

Volunteer Networks

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Welcome to this resource on Kansas water quality. There are many tools/resources available to study and test for environmental quality.
 

The goals of on-farm soil and water
testing are to: 

1. Help you to know more about your farm, and to assist you with management decisions.

2. Identify potential "hot spots" on your farm, that may be high in nutrients, or areas that may be contributing sediment, fecal coliform (bacteria), or pesticides to your drinking water, livestock water sources, or down-stream neighbors.

3. Assist you in meeting your farm stewardship goals.
 

For more information about Whole Farm Planning and Environmental Assessment please see the River Friendly Farms planning tool located at: River Friendly Farms

 

To download "Water Quality Interpretation" poster with photographs, a description

of water tests and their interpretation, click here: POSTER

To view a powerpoint presentation overview of Citizen Science, click here: Presentation

 

Project Coordinators:

Rhonda Janke, Dept. of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University
rrjanke@ksu.edu

Rebecca Moscou, Research Assistant, Dept. of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University
rls5353@ksu.edu

G. Morgan Powell, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University
mpowell@bae.ksu.edu

Ted T. Cable, Dept. of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
tcable@oznet.ksu.edu