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Surviving Hard Times

May 2, 2024

Joining us today is Dr. Richard M. Cruse, a professor in the Agronomy Department at Iowa State University and Director of the Iowa Water Center. Dr. Cruse is an expert in water quality and soil erosion, which impacts more than you may think…

Dr. Cruse grew up on a farm in Iowa, which led him to develop a profound love for natural resources. Presently, he researches the ways that erosion is affected by rainfall, soil type, soil slope, and management.

In this episode, you will discover:

  • The importance of soil as a resource.
  • The properties that make up healthy soil.
  • Why controlling water-driven erosion is critical to agricultural stability.

So why is it so important to support healthy soil? Dr. Cruse addresses this question and others like it in this informative podcast!

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