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Don’t ban land-application of manure; seek alternative uses first (Forum/March 2011)
The subject of land application of organic wastes - be it human biosolids from water treatment plants or manure from dairy, poultry, beef and swine facilities - has been, and continues to be, a never-ending controversy. The commentary, "We cannot ignore the impact of inefficient agricultural fertilization," (January-February 2011) by Lynton Land continues to add fuel to...
More support needed in pursuing alternative uses for manure (Forum/July 2010)
I have, over the last year, been engaged in a debate on these pages over the use of manure as a fertilizer. Several articles in the May Bay Journal prompt me to write again, and as long as I am doing so, I would like to set the record straight with respect to some comments Dr. Lynton Land has made in direct reference to me. First, he stated that I don't "quantitatively...
It’s time to study ability of no-till soil, cover crops to trap nutrients (Forum/May 2010)
Over the last several months, I have enjoyed the scientific dialogue and "banter" from Dr. Lynton Land and Mr. Chase Tanner concerning the fate of nutrients and their impact on the Bay. I believe this dialogue is worthwhile and a great role for the Chesapeake Media Service and the Bay Journal. In all of Dr. Land's articles, he is correct in stating the traditional...
PA towns prevented from protecting farms from sludge (Forum/January 2010)
In his excellent commentary, "When it comes to animal waste disposal, cheap is costly," (October 2009), Lynton Land alluded in passing to the land application of sewage sludge (The reference to sewage sludge as biosolids is used by the multimillion-dollar sludge industry and their advocates, including regulatory agencies, to put the best possible face on this pollutant.) As...
Cheap waste disposal will cost us in the future; Farmers not fierce, they just want to be heard (Letters/January 2012)
Two letters in the December 2011 Forum are absolutely correct to be seriously concerned about Bay pollution caused by the land application of poultry litter. ( See "Poultry power article needed to discuss facilities' impacts" and "Don't solve water woes by polluting the air.") Both letters focus on incineration as an alternative to land application to use the energy in...
Set a time frame for ban on applying animal waste (Letters to the Editor/May 2011)
Set a time frame for ban on applying animal waste Mr. Kenneth Carter is absolutely correct, in his commentary that stated, "Alternative uses [for animal waste - poultry litter, sewage sludge and manure] need to be examined and widely supported through federal, state, university and user group efforts." (See "Don't ban land application of manure; seek alternative uses...
Manure digestion could provide chicken farmers with power, income (Forum/February 2007)
My compliments to Dr. Lynton Land, who wrote a compelling commentary on manure pollution of the Bay, “Bay cleanup a waste of time unless we seriously address manure,” (December 2006). His straightforward, numbers-based approach to farm manure application in Virginia should be enough to encourage more serious attempts on the part of government agencies, environmental...
Do we want to save the Bay by destroying other ecosystems? (Forum/November 2010)
Lynton Land's solution of eliminating animal waste on fields in his commentary, "Reduce nutrient pollution where it will be most meaningful: animal waste," [September 2010] plays fast and loose with basic facts concerning manure and nutrient use. His solution is unsustainable and would do tremendous harm to the Bay and our world. Let me begin with the first erroneous...
Serious solution needed for excess manure (Letters to the Editor/February 2007)
Serious solution needed for excess manure I immensely enjoyed the December Bay Journal with all of the articles on what people and organizations are doing to improve our impacts on the Chesapeake. I kept reading Dr. Lynton Land’s Forum Commentary, “Bay cleanup a waste of time unless we seriously address manure,” expecting to him to suggest how best to handle the...
Tributary strategy or tragedy? Don’t discount waste from septics (Letters to the Editor/June 2004)
Tributary strategy or tragedy? The newly released Tributary Strategy Plans are designed to reduce the input of “actionable” nutrients nitrate and phosphate, and sediment, of Virginia rivers to the Bay. I eagerly logged on to see if this round of verbiage was likely to actually accomplish something. I should have known better. The goals are great, and have not...
Director’s column captures sentiments of agribusiness, Does consensus-based cleanup have a chance at success? (Letters to the Editor/September 2003)
Director’s column captures sentiments of agribusiness I was delighted to see the Message from the Executive Director by David Bancroft, “Environmental movement must evolve” in the July-August Bay Journal. His sentiments are exactly those in farming and agribusiness that are sincerely trying to make changes to protect the environment. Building walls and digging in to...

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