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Impact of Management of Practices on Winter Squash Yield and Post-Harvest Nutrient Density

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

By examining the bacteria, Archaea, and fungi living in soils, this project will provide insights on how farming practices and land management affect the microbes that make soils healthy. This…

Evaluating How Conventional, Conservation, and Organic Farming Management Practices Enhance Soil Health and Improve Water Quality

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project investigates how different agricultural management practices influence water quality and soil health. Using Rodale Institute’s 37-year-old Farming Systems Trial and a recent transition to organic farming at the…

Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes

800 453 Stroud Water Research Center

Executive Director Dave Arscott, Ph.D., shared how Stroud Water Research Center is working to mitigate threats to water quality.

A corn field interseeded with a crimson clover and ryegrass cover crop.

Cover Crop Coaching Webinar Recordings Available

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Watch recordings of this unique webinar series about how to work with your farmers for cover crop success.

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[Webinar] Water Farming: Stewarding a Precious Resource

800 419 Stroud Water Research Center

Learn how a diverse set of farms are working with water’s innate quality of movement to create lush, productive, regenerative landscapes in the midst of myriad challenges.

Photo of a farmyard after laneway installation.

[Webinar] Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Learn how Stroud Water Research Center is working to mitigate threats to water quality through research, education, and watershed restoration.

A corn field interseeded with a crimson clover and ryegrass cover crop.

[Webinar Series] Cover Crop Coaching

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Join us for a free four-day webinar series for agriculture professionals and farmers discussing soil health and cover crop strategy and success. Webinars run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST each day.

Spring growth of a ryegrass cover crop in a field, farmhouse and farm in the distance.

Expanding Watershed Restoration Beyond the Stream Corridor

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Healthy streams need healthy watersheds. Improving soil health in farm fields can be a very cost-effective way to reach water-quality goals.

Bud Miller with his young riparian buffer, showing abundant growth of trees and wildflowers.

A Family’s Restoration Adventure, Four Years In

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

In 2017, Bud and Marilyn Miller were the proud overseers of a new riparian buffer. Since then, a beautiful transformation has unfolded on their property.

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Pennsylvania Establishes a Soil Health Coalition

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Healthy soils are a win for the farmers, a win for the environment, and a win for society, with the ability to grow healthy foods in a more sustainable way.