Dr. Presley's work focuses on soil and water conservation, specifically the agronomic, soil-water relations, and environmental impacts of harvesting crop residue and the effects of tillage, crop rotation and/or nitrogen fertilizer rates on soil properties.
Recent Water-Related Publications
Harms, A.M.R., D.R. Presley, G.M. Hettiarachchi, and S.J. Thien. 'Assessing the needs of urban gardeners and farmers on the subject of soil contamination.' Journal of Extension, (in press).
Presley, D. R., M. D. Ransom, G. J. Kluitenberg, and P. R. Finnell. 'Effects of thirty years of irrigation on the genesis and morphology of two semiarid soils in Kansas.' Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 68:1916-1926, 2004.
Ongoing and Recent Water-Related Projects
Awards and Recognition
Early Career Award, Eta Chapter, Gamma Sigma Delta, 2011