Monthly Archives: January 2009

Vertical Farming

After the first few weeks of class, I can begin to understand the importance of treating soil appropriately.  Soil abuse is almost inevitable, with the rise in global populations and the recent conclusion that the population has exceeded the amount … Continue reading

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Anthropocene-A New Era of Time

It comes to no surprise that humans have a huge impact on the Earth, but scientists are saying that it is leading to a new geological period of time. The Anthropocene, or human-made era, is what scientists are insisting on … Continue reading

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Chemically modified corn??? What??

So as I was commenting on another post, I noticed a hyperlink directing readers to related blogs and websites. One link led to a blog entitled Slashfood with posts regarding the global food crisis. I was hoping this site would … Continue reading

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Weed Control for Citrus Trees

ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2009) — Interest in organic crop production is increasing around the world. Organics are healthy for consumers while adding environmental benefits and decreasing the amount of synthetic herbicides in foods, soil, and water. While organics gain popularity … Continue reading

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Soil Judging

In class I heard Dr. Pillar mention something about soil judging. I was interested to learn that many schools like Penn State, University of Maryland, and Virginia Tech have this class. Most if not all of these classes goals is … Continue reading

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The Definition of Soil

This week in lecture we discussed the different definitions of soil. The engineering field described soil as, ‘”the solid material that can be removed without blasting.” Soil is biologically defined as, “unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of … Continue reading

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Soil health crisis threatens Africa’s food supply

I was searching through the topics on newscientist.com and found this article named: “Soil health crisis threatens Africa’s food supply.” We all know that Africa is constantly being reconized as being a country that is always searching for food to … Continue reading

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