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Soil Health

After 60 days in the soil, very little is left of cotton underwear, indicating good soil health.

Boxers or Briefs? As Long as They’re Cotton, They’ll Dish the Dirt on Soil

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How does your garden grow? Anyone with a farm field, backyard garden, or lawn can find out by planting a pair of underwear!

On the Road to Restoration

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Learn how far our watershed restoration program has come in nearly 10 years and where we’re going to help farms adopt science-based solutions that restore healthy streams.

A red building tucked in the middle of a vast tilled field.

Organic No-Till: Searching for the Holy Grail in Agriculture

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Progress continues toward developing sustainable farming systems that can reduce chemical use, preserve and regenerate soils, and protect freshwater systems.

Soil Health Coordinator Lisa Blazure sitting at a soil health study site in the Susquehanna watershed.

“How’s My Soil?” How We’re Helping Farmers Answer This Question

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The Soil Health Benchmark study lets farmers assess the health of their soils and see it compares to the data of their peers. 

Three researchers seated on the ground and one standing collect samples from a rainfall simulator.

After the Harvest, the Rain Must Come

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Researchers at Stroud Water Research Center are using a rainfall simulator to assess how farming practices affect water quality in our streams and rivers.

Scientists Explore the Power of Hemp and Better Farming Methods to Build Healthy Soils and Protect Clean Water

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Two recent field days gave us an opportunity to present updates on research projects examining the connection between farming methods, healthy soils, and clean fresh water.

Soil Health Field Day at Stroud Preserve

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Join us for in-field presentations and demonstrations about a soil health study comparing organic, conservation, and conventional farming practices.

Sunset over a farm field.

Your Land and Legacy: Resources for Agricultural Landowners

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Learn how non-operating agricultural landowners can plan and coordinate better with farm operators to enhance soil health, soil and water conservation, and crop productivity.

2021 Lancaster Water Week webinar video

The Food, Farming, and Water Connection

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Find out how you can make choices that support local organic and regenerative farmers who are dedicated to healthy food, healthy land, and clean water.

How Farming Practices Influence Water Quality and Soil Health

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Scientists from the Stroud Center and Rodale Institute share what they’re learning from the Watershed Impact Trial on the MOSES Organic Farming Podcast.