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Ninja dirt hog, kamikaze turd unpolisher, shushúpe bush master, Mogollón rim stalker, and research agronomist by trade. "The truth is out there, but you may need a shovel to find it".
Agrosphere Journal invites global engagement on soil, agriculture, sustainability, land and life. Co-bloggers are welcome.
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Author Archives: Robert Walters
A pumpkin fit for Linus. This behemoth weighed 2,624.6 pounds (1,190.5 kg), claiming a new world record October 9, 2016 for Belgian grower Mathias Willemijns at the Giant Pumpkin European Championship in Ludwigsburg, Germany. How much further up can humans … Continue reading
Yukina savoy (Brassica rapa variety). Photo taken January 2018 after several nights down to 16o F (-9o C). Across a broad swath of North America, January isn’t prime time for outdoor plants, nor for those veteran dirt hogs dreaming of … Continue reading
Climate “smart” enthusiasts claim that damaging effects of climate change can be reversed by agricultural practices that promote sequestration of atmospheric carbon in soil. What is the evidence? In my February 7, 2017 palaver Climate “Smart” or Climate Semantics? I … Continue reading
Unloading combined corn grain during harvest. Farmers have rationalized fossil fuel powered, climate-adverse inputs including synthetic fertilizers based on measured productivity and returns. What are the parallel benefits of climate “smart” agriculture, and how do we measure them? There’s a … Continue reading