Big River Magazine just published two of my articles in their September/October issue. The first is about the effects of lead bullets in causing fatal poisoning in eagles and other scavengers after they eat gut piles or carcasses left in the field. The second is about a relatively new crop called Kernza which is showing promise in helping reduce the sediment that is carried into Lake Pepin by the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. Kernza has incredibly deep roots so it is effective in holding soil in place. It is also perennial so it reduces tillage and disrupting the soil. It is being used in many flour recipes and a couple of breweries have experimented with new craft beers using Kernza.
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Dr. Steve Gardiner is the author of eight books and over 1,000 articles.