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Understanding Cost of Production
Determining on-farm costs of production is a significant task. Diggin' Roots Farm was able to develop the systems and infrastructure to facilitate data collection and integrate this work into everyday tasks.
Selecting and Managing Vineyard Cover Crops to Reduce Consumption of Net Basin Water
These fact sheets by the Vineyard Team describes their experiments evaluating the impact of five cover crop species on soil moisture depletion and the impact of five timings and termination methods of terminating a grass cover crop on soil moisture depletion.
California Strawberry and Research on Compost for Strawberry Health
California strawberry production is at a pivotal point, struggling with new plant diseases due to the phase-out of the fumigant methyl bromide. This video explores the current issues facing strawberry growers in California and explains the use of compost to suppress disease and promote strawberry plant health.
National Organic Farming Handbook
This thirty-page resource was developed to support NRCS conservation planners and other agricultural professionals as they work with organic producers. The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.
Cover Crops in Dryland Cropping Systems
Southeastern Utah Farmer Interview: Steve Barry
Nitrogen Management in Field Crops with Reference Strips and Crop Sensors
The purpose of this publication is to improve growers’ knowledge and understanding of how crop canopy sensors and in-field reference strips can be utilized for effective nitrogen (N) management.
This project developed an online crop management tool that allows vegetable growers in Oregon to time farming and marketing activities using degree-days.
Integrating Traditional Foods with Aquaponics in the Desert Southwest
Claudio Rodriguez takes you through the basics of aquaponic growing at Arevalos Farm in McNeal, AZ. Project partially funded by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.
Boosting Agricultural Production through Water Use Efficiency
Western SARE has played a key role in addressing the water research needs of our region’s farmers and ranchers by funding high quality research conducted in collaboration with producers. This publication highlights five Western SARE-funded initiatives in the areas of low water use crops, partial root zone drying techniques, efficient water use technologies, and linking farmer-friendly water use efficiency programs to achieve state water policy goals.
Managing for Wild Bees
Pollination is a critical component of the crop production cycle, directly contributing to reproductive success for pollinator-dependent crops. Graduate student Hillary Sardinas evaluated the ability of hedgerow restorations to augment hybrid sunflower pollination by the native bee community. She also investigated whether rates of nesting were increased in fields adjacent to hedgerows, as well as whether the presence of hedgerows enhanced the diversity and abundance of the native bee community at different distances into fields.
Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator
This free online tool compares the nutrient value and cost of cover crops, organic and synthetic fertilizers and compost. Use this Excel Calculator to develop well balanced and cost effective nutrient management programs for your farm.
Livestock Mortality Composting Manual
Mortality management threatens the sustainability of livestock production in many ways. Composting mortalities is an alternative that holds promise for the achievement of environmental protection, economic sustainability and job creation. Incluye los recursos en español.
People of the Land
This Extension educator curriculum focuses on successful strategies for increasing the adoption of sustainable practices on reservation lands.
Living on the Land
One of the most comprehensive and adaptable curricula in the country for training natural resource professionals to, in turn, teach small-acreage landowners how to care for their soil, air and water while maximizing the land’s value.