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[Webinar] Research Update: Soil Health and Water Quality in the Watershed Impact Trial

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Join Rodale Institute’s Kirsten Pearsons, Ph.D., for a mid-project update on what we have learned so far in the Watershed Impact Trial.

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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.

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[Webinar] Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes

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Learn how Stroud Water Research Center is working to mitigate threats to water quality through research, education, and watershed restoration.

A corn field interseeded with a crimson clover and ryegrass cover crop.

[Webinar Series] Cover Crop Coaching

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Join us for a free four-day webinar series for agriculture professionals and farmers discussing soil health and cover crop strategy and success. Webinars run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST each day.

Spring growth of a ryegrass cover crop in a field, farmhouse and farm in the distance.

Expanding Watershed Restoration Beyond the Stream Corridor

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Healthy streams need healthy watersheds. Improving soil health in farm fields can be a very cost-effective way to reach water-quality goals.

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Pennsylvania Establishes a Soil Health Coalition

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Healthy soils are a win for the farmers, a win for the environment, and a win for society, with the ability to grow healthy foods in a more sustainable way.

Soil Health and Stream Health for Red and White Clay Creeks

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This project will engage two local farmers who are thought-leaders to implement more than 1,000 acres of cover crops, conduct trials of 8+ innovative methods on more than 1,100 acres…

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Rodale/Stroud Water Research Center Collaboration

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This project will enable a collaboration with Rodale Institute to advance knowledge on soil health and impacts on water quality, including a comparison of (1) cropping systems using tillage, (2)…

Mitigating Agricultural Pollution of Fresh Water and Combating Climate Change by Restoring Soil Health Through Conservation and Organic Agricultural Practices

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Conventional agricultural activities (plowing, disking, synthetic fertilizer use, widespread pesticide application) have contributed to poor soil health, reduced rainfall infiltration and storage, increased stormwater runoff and export of sediment, nutrients,…

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Better Gardens, Better Soils: Improve Water Quality and Soil Health in Your Backyard

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With a little bit of knowledge and prep work in the off season, you can just plant and harvest. Wouldn’t that be nice?