Submitted by Peter Donovan on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:12pm
Stan Boyd of South Dakota NRCS made a great little video about doing a simple, single-ring infiltration test on three different types of management. "[Infiltration] responds very rapidly to changes in management."
Included in the article is a link to a presentation by Kristine Nichols that is a great introduction some soil health concepts from a simple, practical perspective that looks at the whole. Included in this presentation is a picture of Gabe and Paul Brown's ranch after it received 13 inches of rain in 24 hours, and there is no standing water.
Submitted by Peter Donovan on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 5:27pm
Here is Tony Lovell's talk from TEDxDubbo, September 2011. He begins with an excellent explanation of why our brains can't cope with climate change, and does a great job of explaining the implications of the biological carbon cycle. Click the link if the frame below doesn't show.
Submitted by Peter Donovan on Wed, 05/19/2010 - 10:08am
Australian soil scientist Christine Jones has a new paper out that summarizes much of her conclusions about the soil carbon opportunity. "For some time, analysts have tipped carbon to become the world’s most traded commodity.
Submitted by Peter Donovan on Thu, 10/29/2009 - 8:16pm
An excellent and trenchant summary of the principles underlying Masanobu Fukuoka's practice, which also describes biosphere process:
"Soil is created by living plants working with microorganisms, and by the plants' residues and the microorganisms' corpses after their death. Soil is drained of nutrients by cultivation, NOT by plants."
Peter Donovan 541-263-1888 managingwholes dot com at gmail dot com
The Soil Carbon Coalition is a 501(c)3 U.S. nonprofit organization. The material on this website is available as a Creative Commons License: it may be freely reproduced and distributed for a non-commercial purpose, without modification, with acknowledgment. For commercial reproduction, contact the author.