An assessment of how present agricultural practices have influenced shallow groundwater and soil quality was conducted on a 540-acre farm in north-central Henderson County. Groundwater- and soil-quality data were collected from row crop (corn and soybean), alfalfa, and pasture fields. In addition to the field settings, groundwater and soil data were collected from the existing farmyard and an abandoned feedlot. Groundwater samples were analyzed for pH, specific conductance, temperature, oxidation-reduction potential, metals, anions, nutrients, herbicides, and various isotopes. Soil samples were analyzed for pH, bioavailable phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, organic matter, total nitrogen, and inorganic nitrogen (nitrate-N). Soil- and groundwater-quality data are presented in the appendices.
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Beck, E. Glynn; Dinger, James S.; Grove, John H.; and Pena-Yewtukhiw, Eugenia, "Assessment of Row Crop, Alfalfa, and Pasture Field Practices on Groundwater Quality in an Upland Bedrock Setting, Henderson County, Kentucky: Report of Soil- and Water-Quality Data" (2010). Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular. 25.