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Pipeline and soils research

  1. Ohio State research on natural gas pipeline installations and their impact on Ohio farmland productivity has received support from Kinder Morgan, Inc. (photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES)

    Donation Launches Ohio State Study of Natural Gas Pipelines’ Impact on Farm Soil

    Jul 14, 2016

    A study of how natural gas pipeline installations affect Ohio cropland productivity begins this fall thanks to a $200,000 gift from Kinder Morgan, Inc. to The Ohio State University.  The study, to be overseen by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, focuses on soil disturbance caused by statewide pipeline installations.  Kinder Morgan’s gift allows the college to begin identifying and sampling soil from farmer fields this fall, said Steve Culman, soil fertility specialist with Ohio State University Extension and project leader. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college.