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Best Management Practices

Mike Brubaker in a field at Brubaker Farms.

Brubaker Farms, a Stroud Center Partner, Wins Leopold Conservation Award

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The Stroud Center worked with the Brubakers on measures to protect water quality, including manure management, fencing cows out of Donegal Creek, and planting streamside forest buffers.

Targeted Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers for Chester County Focus Areas

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This project implements agricultural best management practices (BMPs) and forested buffers on farms, which includes stormwater-runoff controls for barnyards and mushroom compost processing areas, new and seasonally earlier cover crops,…

Targeted Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers

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In targeted portions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Lancaster and Chester counties, Pa., the project implements whole-farm systems of best management practices on about two dozen farms, restores about…

South Central Pennsylvania Conservation Partnerships

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This project helps about two dozen farms in Lancaster and Chester counties to install nearly 200 agricultural best management practices, including nine miles of forested buffers and nearly 21,000 acres…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Buffers for Middle Schuylkill Focus Area

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This project will assist at least eight farmers to plan and implement at least 80 agricultural best management practices on the condition that they also install forested buffers on their…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers for Lancaster Focus Areas

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This project implements whole-farm conservation on all four farms in the catchment of a very small unnamed tributary to Pequea Creek in Lancaster County, Pa. The farmers are undertaking comprehensive…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers for Chester County Focus Areas

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This project implements agricultural conservation practices on three Plain sect farms in the Honey Brook, Pa., area. Funded by: Pa. Department of Environmental Protection Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart Collaborators:…

Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes

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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

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

Evaluating the Effects of Watershed-Scale Agricultural Best Management Practices on Water Quality

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In early 2020, stream bank fencing, forested buffers, and barnyard improvements were installed on Amish farms in Lancaster County, Pa. The farms are nested in a small watershed drained by…