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Better Gardens, Better Soils

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Learn how you can spend less time weeding, have a productive garden, and improve water quality and soil health in your backyard!

[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.

[WEBINAR SERIES] Your Land & the Long View: Working With Farmers to Protect Your Investment

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Join Steve Groff, the Cover Crop Coach, and Sarah Everhart, with the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative, to learn how you and your tenant farmer can work together to improve the soil health on your farm.

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.

A Movement Grows to Help Farmers Reduce Pollution and Turn a Profit

640 427 Stroud Water Research Center

An innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways.

How Streams Work and the Role of Forests

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Understanding how streams work and the importance of trees to streams is fundamental to engaging landowners and decision makers.