Next fall brings Redfield, South Dakota and the lacustrine plain of Glacial Lake Dakota.
In the meantime, keep your mind open, your spirit free, and be at one with your soil texture triangle!
We'll see you in the pits!
|Sara Bauer working on soil texture|
|Stefan Swenson working on color|
|Gabe Benitez ponders clay percentages while overlooking the Flint Hills|
|2017 NACTA Judging Team post-contest: Front Row (L-R); Sara Bauer, Julia Otten, Kathleen Hobert. Back Row (L-R) Gabe Benitez, Stefan Swenson (Captain), Tessa Belo, Ilya Swanson, Nic Jelinski (Coach)|
|Sunset over the Tuttle Creek Reservoir, on the porch of our cabins for the week in Tuttle Creek State Park|
|Tessa Belo (R) and Julia Otten (L) describing a soil formed in colluvium over residuum on a backslope on Rannells Prairie.|
|This gully was dry last spring and fire danger was severe. A different story this year!|
|Footslope pit at Rannells Prairie with well developed slickensides formed in colluvium.|
|Stream terrace overlooking the Kansas River floodplain in Ashland Bottoms|
|An Entic Haplustoll on a 20-yr floodplain near Ashland Bottoms|
|A much better developed Typic Haplustoll (with a cambic subsurface diagnostic horizon) on can older stream terrace above the floodplain|
|KSU Agronomy Farm North catena|