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The online Cover Crops for Healthy Soils course will introduce participants to the basics of using cover crops to improve soil health. Course materials will provide an understanding of the agronomic, economic and environmental benefits of using cover crops in diverse agricultural systems, as...

The online Intro to Soil Health course provides an overview of the importance of soil health to crop production and dives into the three primary characteristics of soil: the physical, chemical and biological. It also demonstrates easy-to-use field tests to identify current soil conditions and...

In certain areas, wind erosion is a significant resource concern. This course will help you to understand the concepts of the soil wind erosion process. You will learn how to install and use WEPS software to estimate wind erosion and learn how changing management practices can help to reduce the...

You are invited to attend our latest Live Webinar sponsored by: USDA NRCS Science and Technology and Soil Survey and Resource Assessment.

Title: The Science Behind Healthy Soil: NRCS' Soil Health Literature Review Project

What will you learn?
Join the webinar for an overview...

The Conservation Planning Web Tools course provides an introductory, hands-on exploration of Web Soil Survey and the electronic Field Office Technical Guide (e-FOTG), two tools used by conservation professionals in a variety of conservation programs.

Those interested in conservation...

The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE2) Model is the most widely used tool for estimating soil water erosion.

In conservation planning, erosion estimates are made for an existing soil management system and compared with alternative systems and with soil loss tolerance (T) values...

Learn the principal concepts of the soil water erosion process and the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE2) software used to estimate erosion for USDA programs. Participants will walk through installing the software and databases and to gather data in the field to use RUSLE2.

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Bill Spurley hasn’t tilled this Linden-area farm for the past decade, and the benefits of this low-impact approach were clearly visible to those who had a unique look at his land, from four feet underground.

NRCS, county land conservation and DNR staff were able to stand in a trench dug...

If you want to learn about the latest research on how cover crops and management intensive grazing can rebuild and recover our precious top soil in Wisconsin and around the globe this workshop is for you! Hosted by the River Country Grazing Network, a partnership with the National Grazing Lands...

The Science of Soil Health: Soil Feeds Plants, and Vice Versa -- be sure to check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgy9ArBpNiI&index=11&list=PL4J8PxoprpGa3......

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