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DeAnn Presley

Contact Information

DeAnn Presley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Agronomy
2712 Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Ph. 785 532 1218; E-mail: deann@ksu.eduWebsite


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