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What our soils are

The last two weeks briefly described the process of soil formation and the role soils play in agriculture and our lives. Let’s start to take that information and see what that means for soils in Kansas and more specifically in our area. First, where is our state in terms of the soil forming factors?
· Parent material – Here it is influenced by several factors. About 250 millions of years ago, this area was part of an inland sea. This is evident from things we find such as limestone, shale, abundant fossils and all the sedimentary rock common here. The Flint ...

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