Does anyone know if this work has been published and/or is the reference
available? Have these results been documented elsewhere? A pointer to the
author or others who have conducted this type of research would be
appreciated. Buhler is apparantly located at the National Soil Tilth
Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.
Carol A. Miles, Ph.D.
Washington State University
Extension Agricultural Systems
360 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
PHONE 360-740-1295 FAX 360-740-2792
Date: Thu, 2 May 1996 15:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: Matt Norton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Nightmare in the Tilling Fields
My grandfather sent me a clipping from the Peoria, IL newspaper
(star-tribune?) about this USDA study... apparently, even the lights from
a tractor or the moon are enough to negate the reduction in broadleaf
The study involved driving tractors at night, in a new moon, with
military-issue night vision goggles (I'd be willing to try it if only
for the neighbors' reactions).
The Peoria paper should be able to direct you to the study, if no one
else sugggests a more direct route.