Soil Health: Farming in the 21st Century
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Jan 29, 2013 8:30 am US/Eastern
Length: 00:33 (hh:mm)
- David Lamm, Team Leader, USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center, National Soil Health and Sustainability Team, Greensboro, NC
- Conservation Planner - 1 hour Conservation Planning Credit
View the recording of the live presentation given at the 2013 National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting to understand the relevance of building soil health and sustainability in the 21st century.
The MP4 video file is 124MB. Please be patient as your system prepares to play the video.
Participate to receive a close-up view of the slake test and miniature rainfall simulator demonstrations using soils from the same series, but, importantly, under different management. Watch how organic glues hold the no-till soil together and create structure that allows infiltration, while the conventional till soil, with little organic matter, falls apart and ponds water. The presentation continues with a focus on partnership and grass roots efforts to promote soil health and concludes with a discussion of the four soil health planning principles: manage more by disturbing the soil less; diversify with crop diversity; grow living roots throughout the year; and keep the soil covered as much as possible.
This presentation was given at the 2013 National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. Contact David Lamm, Team Leader, USDA NRCS National Soil Health and Sustainability Team, for assistance with soil health training and management systems.
Presented in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts