Soil Science In The News: “The Dust Bowl” by Ken Burns

PBS is currently broadcasting “The Dust Bowl” documentary film series by Ken Burns. It’s a series of movies about one of the most tragic environmental disasters to ever face the United States. The description of the films on PBS’s website reads: THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheatContinue reading “Soil Science In The News: “The Dust Bowl” by Ken Burns”

Shoulders of Giants: Hugh Hammond Bennett

This is the first of a series of posts I’m planning for this blog that focus on scientists that paved the way for the current research in soil science, wetland science, and soil and water conservation.  Most of the following was paraphrased from a biography of Hugh Hammond Bennett written by Dr. Maurice Cook, EmeritusContinue reading “Shoulders of Giants: Hugh Hammond Bennett”

Erosion

There are many topics in soil science, and soil and water conservation that are worth a thorough discussion. One is soil erosion. Erosion is a vast topic so it will not all be addressed in one post, or even one blog for that matter. However, this blog post is the first of many in aContinue reading “Erosion”