Africa 2009 - present
See my Africa blog
Article Microbes and Health (unpublished) - In which I theorize on the evolution of the sneeze, among other things.
Maize smut fungus: turning a disease into food
Making connections to healthy soils, sustainable agriculture in East Africa. BioCycle magazine.
Articles from The New Farm magazine:
Northwest US Organic farm tour 2005
CASE STUDY: Transitioning to organic: Pine Creek Orchards - Lessons learned in a mature organic sector
On the trail of sustainable farming in Mexico and Guatemala 2004
Final reflections on U.S. agriculture before bowling into Baja
Wine, olives, and nopales in Baja California
The Del Cabo Cooperative of Southern Baja keeps 300 farm families busy growing organic crops for export
Agave country and no one can afford to grow it!
Growing corn in Mexico, post NAFTA
Transgenic contamination of Mexican corn adds insult to NAFTA injury
Pulque: Mexico’s unique and vanishing drink
Breeding for horizontal resistance: a ground-breaking agronomic program in crop development at Mexico's agricultural research center
Forest-grown coffee in Oaxaca
Organic farming in Mexico: an overview
The ancianas of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala reflect on 50 years of hardship and struggle
Organic farming in California 2004
The Davis Farmers' Market, thirty years on
2004 "California Conference on Biological Control and Organic Production", UC Berkeley
Conversations with folks in the first US county to ban GM crops
Portrait of a pioneering California organic wine family
Flowers and fine olive oil in California's Central Valley
Scientific and Agricultural Publications
Hepperly, P., D. Lotter, C. Ziegler, R. Seidel, and C. Reider. 2009. "Compost, Manure, and Synthetic Fertilizer Influence Crop Yields, Soil Properties, Nitrate Leaching and Crop Nutrient Content". Compost Science and Utilization 17(2): 117-126.
Lotter, D. 2008. Sizing-up organic farming in Mexico. In: S. Gosh (Ed.) Organic Farming: A Global Perspective. Pp. 133-139. ICFAI University Press.
Lotter, D. 2008. Organic viticulture, systemic acquired resistance, and wine quality. Organic Wine Journal. 11 Nov.
Lotter, D. 2009. “The Internet-telephone interview as a classroom teaching tool.” Journal of College Science Teaching. Jan-Feb. p. 52-53.
Lotter, D. 2009. International Journal of the Sociology of Agriculture and Food. Part 1: The Development of a Flawed Enterprise; Part 2: Academic Capitalism and the Loss of Scientific Integrity
Column in Imperial Valley Press 2006, El Centro, California. The need for change in agricultural subsidies. (Column is on left hand side of page.)