Small Grain Fragipan Remediation

  • Karathanasis, Anastasios (PI)

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This is an attempt by a group of senior scientists to help solve a significant soil problem in Kentucky. The fragipan is a naturally occurring restrictive layer in about 2.7 million acres of Kentucky soils and 50 million in the U.S. The pan virtually stops water movement and root growth and its’ depth averages about 20 to 24 inches in these soil types in Kentucky. The pan greatly restricts the movement of water and growth of roots and restricts productivity of all crops grown on these soils. The objective of this research is to discover a method that would cause remediation of the top of the fragipan by a cost effective method using cost effective materials that would improve crop production enough to make it a remediating practice economically attractive.
Effective start/end date9/1/1212/31/13


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  • Small Grain Fragipan Remediation

    Murdock, L. & Karathanasis, A.


    Project: Research project