The Best Soil Science - September 2021

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Ray R. Weil

Ray R. Weil Is Currently Professor of Soil Science at the University of Maryland.

He's earned degrees at Michigan State University, Purdue University, and Virginia Tech. Prior to coming to Maryland, he served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, managed a natural 500 acre combined grain-vegetable-livestock farm in North Carolina and was a Lecturer in the University of Malawi in southern Africa. He's become an worldwide leader in sustainable agricultural systems in the developed and developing nations.

Released in over 100 scientific journal articles, books and chapter, Weil's research concentrates on cover plants and organic matter management for increased soil quality and nutrient cycling for water sustainability and quality. His laboratory developed analytical procedures for soil microbial biomass and lively soil C that have been adopted by the USDA/NRCS and therefore are used in ecosystem research net. His gifts to soil management and enhanced cropping systems have been put on trucks small and large.

Dr. Weil has taught over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, addressed over 5,000 farmers and farm consultants at meetings and discipline, also helped train hundreds of researchers and managers in a variety of businesses and organizations. He's become the adviser for a few 43 MS and PhD students. He is a Fellow of America and the American Society of Agronomy. He has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to help his work in developing countries. In 2009-2016 he was a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University, New York and served as land and crop management advisor to the Millennium Villages Project of the Earth Institute Center for Food and Agriculture. In this role he performed field analysis and advising on soils problems in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, and Senegal. He also advised the authorities of the Mexican State of Chihuahua and the Laguna Foundation in development work for its Tarahuma

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Jeff Lowenfels

1: Bio to Jeff Lowenfels

Jeff Lowenfels is co-author of "Teaming with Microbes, The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web" published by Timber Press in August 2006 to great acclaim and revised in 2011.

It won the Garden Writers of America Gold Award for gardening books and is regarded as the most important gardening book printed in the past 25 years. Its been translated into Korean and French and shortly Slovenian.

Jeff is also the author of "Teaming with Nutrients, The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition" published by Timber Press in May, 2013. The short hand title is "how crops eat and exactly what to feed them" and it's guaranteed to make you enjoy the beauty of plants function in addition to make you a better gardener and steward of the planet.

Jeff is the Cal Ripken of North American Garden columnists. His column has run in the Anchorage Daily News for 36 decadeswithout missing one week for vacations. One of the most humorous and interesting lecturers about the circuit, Jeff can be a lawyer and the combo of garden writing and law have earned him the moniker of "America's Dirtiest Lawyer."

Jeff climbed up as an indentured slave in his parent's hobby farm at Scarsdale, New York. There he had been forced to plant, weed, mow, select fruits, flowers and vegetables on 8 acres replete with acre vegetable gardens, even a Versailles style formal flower garden, a 100 tree berry orchard and sufficient rhubarb to need to have it every day, all year until he went to college.

One day back in the early 70's, he had been held up and shot in Boston. Consequently he finished in Anchorage, Alaska and ran as far off as he could go with no passport where he managed to translate his childhood into a pleasurable and meaningful hobby and also has practiced law.

Jeff hosted among Alaska public televisions many Well-known displays "

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