Tag Soil

Why is the grass greener? Sports-field experiment to reveal results on Oct. 19 in Stoughton

October 16, 2017

A three-year experiment on the four baseball diamonds at Racetrack Park in Stoughton explored different levels of maintenance for sports fields and turf in general.

Farmers using UW-built software statewide to cut pollution, plan soil fertility

October 9, 2017

A UW–Madison software program intended to cut water pollution and soil erosion has matured into an essential production tool for farmers

Citizen scientists scour Madison area for invasive jumping worms

September 15, 2017

The worms churn through leaf litter at a faster clip than their more sluggish earthworm cousins, potentially processing nutrients faster than plants are able to use them and disrupting ecosystems.

Spinoff that puts phosphorus in its place signs key contract

April 11, 2017

In a bit of high-tech judo, a UW–Madison spinoff has started selling a technology to transform phosphorus at wastewater treatment plants from a major headache into an asset.

New book continues rich legacy of UW–Madison soil research

March 10, 2017

At a March 16 event, Alfred Hartemink, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor and chair of soil science, and Jim Bockheim, a UW–Madison professor emeritus of soil science, will present Chancellor Rebecca Blank with the first copy of their new book, The Soils of Wisconsin.