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Restoring the River Continuum Community

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We’re working with partners and land users to implement natural solutions to regenerate soils and safeguard fresh water, solutions that benefit both human communities and the entire ecosystem.

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What Do Hemp Fiber, Soil Health, and Water Quality Have in Common?

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Stroud Water Research Center has launched a collaborative project to study the cultivation, soil health and environmental impact, and manufacturing of industrial hemp fiber.

Focusing on Farms to Safeguard the Delaware River

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An article in Edible Philly dives into the effort to protect and restore clean water in the Delaware River watershed by working with farmers.

[WEBINAR SERIES] No-Till and Cover Crop Implementation Online Education Program

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We are inviting public, private, and non-profit agricultural service providers to participate in a five-part, interactive, webinar training series emphasizing no-till and cover crop implementation that will train agricultural service providers to better support farmers who are preparing for and implementing in-field soil health practices.

Soil Health Movement Is Reducing Water Pollution and Farmers’ Costs

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“We really want to try to help the scientific community understand what the impact of healthier soils is on delivery of pollutants to waterways.”

[WEBINAR SERIES] Your Land & the Long View: Working With Farmers to Protect Your Investment

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Join Steve Groff, the Cover Crop Coach, and Sarah Everhart, with the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative, to learn how you and your tenant farmer can work together to improve the soil health on your farm.

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Talking Soil Health on Public Radio

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Healthy soils can reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff, and increase stormwater infiltration, reduce stream flooding, and improve groundwater base flows.

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Smart Talk About Soil Health

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Join the conversation as WITF “Smart Talk” host Scott LaMar talks with Lisa Blazure, Stroud Water Research Center soil health coordinator, and two Lancaster County farmers about the numerous benefits of improving agricultural soil health.

Reducing Crop Loss, Saving Money and Time, and Stewarding Your Land

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Farms that have whole-farm financial and yield analyses completed often find that cropping marginal land costs more money than it produces.

Meet Lisa Blazure, Soil Health Coordinator

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Blazure brings to Stroud Water Research Center a deep understanding of how improving agricultural soil health can result in healthier streams.