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Soil Health and Stream Health for Red and White Clay Creeks

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This project engages two farmers to implement more than 1,000 acres of cover crops, conduct trials of eight or more innovative methods to advance cover crop and no-till techniques, and…

Support for a Coalition on Soil Health in Pennsylvania

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This project establishes the Pennsylvania Soil Health Coalition to improve communication and coordination among numerous organizations involved with soil health education, implementation, and research. Coalition member organizations will conduct educational…

Jeff and Sue Frey in front of farm buildings, photo courtesy of American Agriculturist.

Stroud Center Partners Named Mid-Atlantic Master Farmers

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Jeff and Sue Frey received a lifetime achievement award that recognizes exemplary role models of outstanding management, land stewardship, and community leadership. 

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!

Linford Weber and Deanne Boyer of Willow Run Farm

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.

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.