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[WEBINAR SERIES] No-Till and Cover Crop Implementation Online Education Program

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

We are inviting public, private, and non-profit agricultural service providers to participate in a five-part, interactive, webinar training series emphasizing no-till and cover crop implementation that will train agricultural service providers to better support farmers who are preparing for and implementing in-field soil health practices.

Soil Health Movement Is Reducing Water Pollution and Farmers’ Costs

661 431 Stroud Water Research Center

“We really want to try to help the scientific community understand what the impact of healthier soils is on delivery of pollutants to waterways.”

Illustration with a farm in the distance and healthy soil with organisms in the foreground

Talking Soil Health on Public Radio

600 262 Stroud Water Research Center

Healthy soils can reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff, and increase stormwater infiltration, reduce stream flooding, and improve groundwater base flows.

Farmer showing health soil in a field

Smart Talk About Soil Health

800 437 Stroud Water Research Center

Join the conversation as WITF “Smart Talk” host Scott LaMar talks with Lisa Blazure, Stroud Water Research Center soil health coordinator, and two Lancaster County farmers about the numerous benefits of improving agricultural soil health.

Reducing Crop Loss, Saving Money and Time, and Stewarding Your Land

640 360 Stroud Water Research Center

Farms that have whole-farm financial and yield analyses completed often find that cropping marginal land costs more money than it produces.

Meet Lisa Blazure, Soil Health Coordinator

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Blazure brings to Stroud Water Research Center a deep understanding of how improving agricultural soil health can result in healthier streams.

Improving Soil Health for Climate Change Resiliency

800 451 Stroud Water Research Center

Jim Harbach has practiced no-till farming for 30 years and has documented how his soils can better withstand the extreme weather swings associated with climate change.

Mimicking Mother Nature to Protect Clean Water

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Center scientists are pioneering a scientifically valid way to simulate rain to study the links between farming practices and healthy streams.

Video still from Episode 2 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series

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.

Join the Clean Water Paddle Push!

When: August 1–16
Where: A body of water near you!

Grab your paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or inner tube and hit a body of water near you during our two-week celebration of water, the earth’s most vital natural resource.

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