Agriculture Evolving

It was a treat to visit the Morrow Plots with Ford Denison during his visit to campus to discuss his book “Darwinian Agriculture”.  It was great fun to stand in front of this county’s oldest agronomic trial and ponder how to study perennial polycultures with Ford (former manager of LTRAS which UC Davis claims as the world’s youngest 100  year study)  with students participating in the Agriculture Evolving class.  Students interested in developing woody polycultures were particularly interested in his critique of agriculturalists who seek  to blindly mimic nature.  Ford gave us a lot to think about as we imagine the world’s new ‘youngest’ long term polyculture trial.

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