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Once you've seen one shopping center, you've seen a mall. [Oct. 27th, 2008|06:16 pm]
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The centuries old practice of plowing farm fields, which has fallen from favor in recent years, is not only time consuming but also harmful to the environment. Research by Boston College’s Geology and Geophysics Department has determined that plowing releases 41 percent more carbon into the atmosphere than no-till farming. Carbon, incorporated into greenhouse gases, contributes to global warming. No-till farming also produces 15 percent more food on the same acreage then conventional farming, which is important for feeding a growing world population.

( Interesting. I know squat about farming, so I had no idea.)


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[User Picture]From: veronica_rich
2008-10-27 06:52 pm (UTC)
There's actually some debate about the no-till - different studies say different things about the production aspect of it. You also have to worry about soilborne fungi that can overwinter in some places, still being there when you plant the following spring or winter. Plus, it's sort of hard to get some farmers still to believe the carbon part (though I'm sure if there's a carbon credit exchange that starts up, they'll be glad to take part if the shares sell for enough to offset their costs of not tilling).

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-10-27 07:02 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! I shoulda known someone would know all about this stuff. :) Thanks for the info.
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