Larson Allmaras Lecture Series

William E. Larson and Raymond R. Allmaras Emerging Issues in Soil and Water Lecture Series

The 2022 Larson Allmaras Lecture featuring Dr. Vanessa Bailey will take place on Friday, April 29, 2022.

A photo of dry, cracked soil in a field of corn; photo by Judd McCullum
Photo by Judd McCullum.


Among the principal concerns for the 21st century are food security, global sustainability of natural resources, and healthy environment. Soil and water sciences play a critical role in addressing these concerns. This lecture series provides a forum to explore emerging issues, to inspire creative thinking, and to recognize excellence in the broad area of agricultural research with specific emphasis on soil and water.

Program Issues

  • Soil, water, atmospheric resources: their analysis, integration, use, and associated information delivery systems.
  • Management and conservation of soil and water resources.
  • Judicious use and management of agricultural chemicals for water quality maintenance and crop production.
  • Soil and water research and education that benefit agriculture while improving and protecting the environment.