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Best Management Practices

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.

Cows fenced out of a stream.

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.

Steve Groff kneels in a field of hairy vetch, triticale and clover on his farm in Holtwood, Pa. The field has been rolled. Photo by Philip Gruber, courtesy of Lancaster Farming

Tips for Cover Cropping Success

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

Would You Drink the Water?

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Stroud Water Research Center collaborated with senior students in the horticulture program at the Williamson College of the Trades on their 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit entitled “Would You Drink the Water?”

Rodale Institute, Stroud Water Research Center, Announce Innovative Partnership to Curb Ag Runoff Across 4 States

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Supported with a nearly $6 million grant from the William Penn Foundation, the partners begin a new 6-year project to connect farming to cleaner drinking water in the Delaware River Watershed.

A fence keeps cows away from the stream.

“We’ve All Got to Be Good Neighbors”

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Barclay Hoopes’ family has been farming in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, since 1854. He knows how he treats his land affects thousands of people downstream — it sits at the headwaters of White Clay Creek, which makes its way into Delaware and provides drinking water to more than 100,000 people.

Leveraging Farm Bill Funds for Water Quality in the Brandywine-Christina and Middle Schuylkill Clusters (NFWF); Delivering the Berks-Chester RCPP (DEP)

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Stroud Water Research Center secured more than $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program and is ensuring full delivery of best management practices…