I am now at he westernmost point of my journey with Dr. Joe Ellinton of NMSU in Las Cruces, NM.
Phew. Dwayne beck is a roit! So… 5,000 miles, 13 people in 8 states in 3 weeks. Not bad going, I’d say. Glaring omission in the video below is Julie Grossman, but I know she’ll forgive me.
Just squeaked in before the government shutdown took effect and had a blast with Mark Liebig, Kris Nichols and David Toledo at ARSin Mandan, ND. Can you tell that these guys love what they do?
Been up since 6am and with Mark Liebig and Kristine Nichols from the ARS in Mandan, ND. Too tired to put anything together now but here’s a thought:
Why are soil physicists interested in earthworms? Well, Eileen Kladivko from Purdue may have a few surprising answers in store for us!
Joel Gruwer spent his Saturday morning with us on the WIU organic research far. Awesome!
Up here in Buckeye country with Jim and Alan talking compaction and some of the work at OSU where plants beat plows in taking care of soil compaction
What a fascinating time we had with Sjoerd Duiker at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agronomy Farm. In the first 3 minutes of our chat, he hit on all four soil health principles with no prompting from me.
Working in the field today with Chis Lawrence was tough but good. I feel like I’ve been ridden hard and put away wet!