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Soil Health and Stream Health for Red and White Clay Creeks

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project will engage two local farmers who are thought-leaders to implement more than 1,000 acres of cover crops, conduct trials of 8+ innovative methods on more than 1,100 acres to advance cover crop and no-till techniques, and create infrastructure to enable 270 acres of dragline manure injection that lessens soil compaction and nutrient losses from fields, with benefits to streams. More than 20 acres of forested buffers will be restored in these watersheds.

Funded by: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart

Collaborators: Brandywine Conservancy; Brandywine White Clay Association; Chester County Conservation District; Cover Crop Coaching, LLC (Steve Groff); Mowery Environmental, LLC; Red Barn Consulting, Inc.; TeamAg, Inc.

Project Year: 2019