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Webinar: Soil Maps for Production Agriculture

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm EDT

9/12/18: Soil Maps for Production AgricultureThe US started mapping soils as a resource over 100 years ago. These maps have data for everything for production agriculture to engineering principles. Learn how to search for your soil types and what they may indicate for crop...

Webinar: An Overview of the Resource Stewardship Evaluation Tool

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm EDT

The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Resource Stewardship Evaluation Tool (RSET) is a new and voluntary service in conservation planning that evaluates an operation’s current conservation and management practices and compares them against science-based...

Forage Adaptation, Management, and Mixtures for the Eastern U.S.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by John Andrae

Participants will learn basic principles to aid with forage and livestock management decision-making. Selecting forage...

Residue and Tillage Management in Organic Farming Systems: Central States

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

Decreasing tillage and maximizing plant residue are important practices to improve soil health and reduce erosion. In many organic farming systems these practices can be challenging to implement due to the use of tillage for weed control. Several Iowa organic producers...

An Overview of NRCS's PLANTS Database and Website

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Participate to learn the basics of the National Plant Data Team’s PLANTS database and website. Established in 1990, the PLANTS database is an international standard for plant information. The accompanying website is the most visited in the agency, receiving between...

High Tunnel Systems: Conservation Practice, Successes, and Bumps in the Road

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Glenn Carpenter

Participants will learn about the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service High Tunnel System conservation practice standard (CPS 325), Programs implementation of the practice, and implementation successes and “bumps in the road” from several States. ...

Using the Wind Erosion Prediction System within the Conservation Planning Process

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Participants will better understand the user inputs required and generated reports produced by WEPS simulation runs completed during the conservation planning process. ...

Alternative Stewardship Strategies for Winter Feeding

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Participants will learn about winter feeding strategies that save on winter feeding costs and labor, and that can be done in a way that protects or enhances the pasture, the livestock, and other resources. ...

WQIag - A Tool of Multiple Applications

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Harbans Lal

Participants will learn about WQIag and its application by different state and federal agencies. Conceptualized and...

Residue and Tillage Management in Organic Farming Systems: Eastern States

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

Lindsay Haines Organic Program Specialist USDA NRCS Financial Assistance Programs DivisionDecreasing tillage and maximizing plant residue are important practices to improve the health of soil and reduce erosion. In many organic farming systems these practices can be...

Subaqueous Soils and their Importance for Species and Marine Ecosystems

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Participate to learn the basics of subaqueous soils. Subaqueous soil survey is an exciting but not too considerably new frontier in the field of pedology. A subaqueous soil is a somewhat permanently submerged soil with a positive water potential at the soil surface for...

Construction Equipment Operation Safety - NRCS and OSHA Policy

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Joe Freeland, P.E. Construction Engineer USDA NRCS National Design, Construction and Soil Mechanics Center Dennis Clute, P.E. Construction Engineer USDA NRCS National Design, Construction and Soil Mechanics Center ...

Filter Feeding is Cool: Aquaculture in NRCS

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Participate for an overview of aquaculture practices, including a look at various operational types and processes that are associated with aquatic systems. ...