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Losing our most valuable natural resource – introduction

On Wednesday a load of wheat was delivered to an elevator in Moundridge and test cutting is ongoing and the 2017 wheat harvest is underway, depending on the weather. The ninety degree plus temperatures will certainly accelerate wheat maturity. Now on to today’s topic.
The U.S., the United Kingdom and Russia were the three main countries that initiated the serious systematic study of soils in the 19th Century. We will skip the reasons here but suffice it to say they were large countries/empires with vast areas of arable land that varied greatly and presented many challenges. One ...


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