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Carbon

Carbon Welcome to the 2021 Virtual CTIC Conservation in Action Tour! This web resource contains our four 2021 virtual "tour stops," recordings of the live panel Q&A sessions held during the American Society of Agronomy's Sustainable Agronomy Conference, and bonus online content. We invite you to browse and explore the topics under each tab.   Carbon Farming: New Opportunities for Agriculture Description “Carbon farming” can create income opportunities for farmers, landowners and CCAs, including more resilient soils, greater profitability and even revenue streams as new ecosystem services markets come into focus. Join "carbon farmer&...

Connecting for Conservation

Connecting for Conservation Sustainable agriculture is all about complex networks and systems, the relationships among crops, microbes in the soil, water, nutrients, climate, weather and more. Connecting for Conservation is about the human networks and systems that help inspire and inform people to put conservation on the ground and make it successful.   Connecting for Conservation Description “Information on conservation travels in all directions, and the quality of information and sources can vary widely. Hear from California farmer and mentor Paul Muller, Purdue University social scientist Linda Prokopy, Kim Stackhouse-Lawson of Colorado State University's AgNext, Heidi Peterson of ...

Phosphorus

Phosphorus Our understanding of how phosphorus contributes to algal blooms—like the infamous Lake Erie cyanobacteria explosions in recent years—continues to evolve. Tune into these videos to learn more about dissolved reactive phosphorus, P that is tightly bound to soil particles, and other contributors to eutrophication, and to see how innovative farmers, crop consultants and programs are helping tackle the challenges.   Phosphorus credits and BMPs to reduce off-farm nutrient flow Description “Get the latest science on phosphorus and water quality from Dr. Laura Johnson and Judy Smith of Heidelberg University's National Center for Water ...

Pollinator Habitat

Pollinator Habitat Pollinator habitat can turn an unprofitable acre or odd corner into a world of good for honeybees, native pollinators, and other wildlife. The benefits are obvious for producers of fruit, nut and vegetable crops, which depend on pollinators for success. But studies indicate that bees and other pollinators may also boost yields in soybeans, too. Learn from farmers and beekeepers across the country—and Iowa State University entomologists and agronomists—how to create a win-win with pollinator habitat.   Creating Pollinator Habitat Description “Creating pollinator habitat can be a win for bees, butterflies and a ...