Soil is one of the most valuable natural resources on Earth, and yet it is being lost from the land at an alarming rate. Iowa has some of the best soil in the world, but it’s eroding at an average rate of 5 tons of soil per acre every year. That means an inch of soil is lost every 15-20 years, while it takes the earth 1000 years(!) to replenish that inch of soil.
In short, soil erosion is a pretty big deal – a challenge that truly can’t be ignored. Tune in as the Water Rocks! team, with special guest Dr. Rick Cruse, put it all in perspective as they SLOW JAM Soil Erosion.
Unlock the Secrets in the Soil (USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Soil Conservation (Iowa Learning Farms)
Losing Ground (Environmental Working Group Report)
Losing Ground (Iowa Learning Farms Webinar)
Soil Erosion in Iowa - How Much is Really Happening? (Iowa Learning Farms Webinar)
Iowa Daily Erosion Project
Don't Call it Dirt: A Passion for Soil (Iowa Learning Farms Video)