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Postponed! Environmental Stewardship on the Farm Workshop

1000 460 Stroud Water Research Center

Postponed until February 2018! Stewardship that makes “cents.” This free workshop is for all farmers and landowners interested in profitable practices that improve streams, create wildlife habitat, and reduce regulatory concerns.

Pathogen and Water-Quality Monitoring at White Clay Creek

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Scientists are monitoring water quality near and below dairy farms in the White Clay Creek and Red Clay Creek watersheds to measure the effectiveness of best management practices to reduce the amount of pathogens in the streams.

Improving Stream Water Quality and Reducing Runoff by Improving Farm Soil Health Through Permanent Cover Cropping

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Scientists are studying how soil structure and soil ecosystem health improve farm fields over a three-year period after shifting from conventional tillage practices to cover cropping.

Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance Winter Meeting

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Healthy Soils: Building a Strong Foundation, featuring Gail Fuller. Mr. Fuller farms 1,700–1,800 acres plus 300 acres of custom work in Emporia, Kansas. On those acres he no-tills up to 13 crops including corn, grain sorghum, triticale, winter barley, soybeans, and winter wheat. He has used 60–70 different mixes of cover crops, utilizing sunflowers, radishes, turnips, and clovers most often. He was the recipient of the 2013 American Soybean Association® Conservation Legacy Award.

Funds for Improved Farming Practices to Help the Chesapeake Bay

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Stroud™ Water Research Center’s Watershed Restoration Group was awarded $750,000 to install best management practices on 24 farms.

Lancaster Farming Highlights Farmer’s Efforts to Help Environment

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The Stoltzfus farm is a great example of how the Stroud Center can help landowners tap a range of public and private funds to help them afford projects.

Berks Farmers Connect With Land, Water, and Customers

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Willow Run Farm has a sustainable philosophy that includes grass-fed cattle, free-range chickens, and restoring a stream with the help of the Stroud Center.

Tour Highlights How Farm Practices Can Protect Drinking Water

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Stroud™ Water Research Center’s Executive Director, David Arscott, Ph.D., recently spoke with members of the Christina River Basin Task Force on a tour of Hoopes’ farm. 

Cover Cropping Series

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The Stroud Center sponsored a series of cover cropping articles written by Steve Groff, a cover crop researcher and owner of Cover Crop Coaching.

Clean by Design

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38 Master of Landscape Architecture students from the University of Pennsylvania visited Stroud Water Research Center to learn about protecting clean fresh water through land use and best management practices. Distinguished Research Scientist and President Bern Sweeney, Ph.D., led the program.