Tag Archives: drought

Soil Health in Wall Street Journal?

Surprisingly yes! The following linked article from the Wall Street Journal quips “Three Cheers for Expensive Oil.”   An attention getter for sure. But the article is essentially about the effect of high fuel prices on farming practices that use a lot … Continue reading

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More on Healthy Soil & Drought – USDA’s Approach

A short video about the USDA’s approach to soil health. Of course the up front issue at the moment is drought and how healthy soils, and their resultant crops, are better able to cope. Although I work for the USDA-NRCS as … Continue reading

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NY Times “Debate” on Preventing Another Dustbowl

I’m thinking of making a new category specifically for soil health’s relation to drought tolerance and water holding capacity. Here’s an interesting segment in the opinion section of the New York Times: How Can We Prevent Another Dust Bowl? It’s … Continue reading

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“Organic” Systems and Drought.

NRCS photo Continuing a little more with drought issue. The following link is to another blog post regarding how organic farming methods increase water holding capacity and thereby can help carry over, and maybe even produce, a decent crop in … Continue reading

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Soil Health And Dealing With Drought

This summer’s drought is really hurting and it’s bringing home pretty poignant points about how we manage our soils. The following pics were sent in email from Ray Archuleta to several folks. They show corn on Iowa soils that have … Continue reading

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