LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS
Dirt Disciple
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon May 20, 2013 12:45 PM CDT

Geologist and author David Montgomery has found his speaking schedule filling more and more with farm groups wanting to hear his take on global soil erosion and possible solutions. That surprises him.

While Montgomery’s second book, “Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations,” was popular among the environmental community and soil scientists, the geology professor from Washington State University says he was, at first, a little curious about how farmers would react.

“In the last year or two, I have been asked a lot more to talk to agricultural groups about ‘dirt,’ ” he says, speaking recently to a group of growers at ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
Who Burned the Beans?
Rates Too Low Too Long
Farmland: Trophy or Investment?
Under The Covers
Land Conversion May Be Overstated
View From the Cab
Using Zoning Regs to Ban Fracking
Keystone Action Coming
A Hunger for High-Tech
The Forgotten Dust Bowl