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Still from full length version of Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water

The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (Full Length)

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Watch this full-length version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

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Stories From the Streams: Saving Soil, Saving Streams

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Learn how farmers and scientists can work together to maintain the health of soil and streams. Episode 2 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12.

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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (Trailer)

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Watch this three-minute trailer of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (7 Minutes)

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Watch this seven-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

Screen shot of 16-minute soil health video

The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (16 Minutes)

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Watch this 16-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

Cattle grazing. Photo courtesy Deep Roots Valley Farm

Farm Stewardship Partner in Spotlight

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Will and Kelly Smith share their experiences of conservation work done with the Stroud Center and the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.

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Good Fences Make Good Water

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Cows wading in a stream might make a pretty picture but the reality is a lot less pleasant. Find out why in this 1-minute podcast featuring Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

Graphic showing what percentage of nitrogen, sediments, and pesticides are kept out of a stream by a 100-foot tree buffer

The Restored Watershed: 50 Years of Solutions for Clean Fresh Water

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For the last 50 years scientists at Stroud Water Research Center have demonstrated the connection between good land-use practices and clean fresh water, between healthy soil and healthy water.

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Soil Health Management: Changing Conversations, Revolutionizing Agriculture

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Soil health management recognizes that the soil is a diverse, dynamic ecosystem that, under proper management, will support healthy crops with fewer inputs.

Joining Forces With Farmers to Protect Clean Water

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The Stroud Center and its Delaware River Watershed Initiative partners are helping farmers implement agricultural best management practices to protect clean water.