LEXINGTON, KY (February 8th, 2013) - The work of Western Kentucky's UK extension soils specialist Lloyd Murdock and Steve Higgins, (2004 Ph.D. graduate of UK Soil Science, and the College of Agriculture's director of animal and environmental compliance). to minimize soil erosion from both water and wind is still as important now as the work of UK Agronomist E.N. Fergus back in the 1930's. It was Fergus who discovered and promoted the "wonder grass", KY 31 tall fescue, which many believe kept much of the soil in the Tennessee and Ohio valleys in place during the great Dust Bowl.

Today no-till practices for crop production and mud reduction strategies for livestock spaces are some of the current soil conservation methods being promoted...