Soil & Environment

Soils Research at K-State is among the top programs in the country. More than half the Soils faculty have achieved the status of Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Faculty members, Dr. Charles W. Rice and Dr. Gary Pierzynski have served as president of SSSA.

Ongoing research takes advantage of the latest technology, including everything from nanoparticles to refractive spectrometry. Kansas has a wide range of soils types, offering numerous opportunities and challenges for the research scientists.

The goals of the soils program are to provide leadership in environmental issues such as carbon sequestration and trace metal remediation; water use efficiency; soil fertility and water quality; and other issues of state, national, and international importance.

Pedology & Mineralogy
Precision Agriculture
Soil & Environmental Chemistry
Soil Fertility
Soil Health
Soil Microbiology
Soil Physics
Water Management
Water Quality