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Conservation Tillage Practices and Erosion Control

Learn how to keep what you've got! Find information about methods for reducing the loss of soil or water when land is cultivated or grazed.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

"Reducing tillage and increasing soil cover can enhance soil health. Conservation tillage,particularly no-till or strip-till, used in conjunction with soil cover practices...can lead to a range of soil health benefits: improved agricultural productivity, greater drought resilience, and better environmental outcomes. This report uses field-level data to estimate tillage practice adoption..."

Organic Farming Research Foundation.

This educational guide for farmers and ranchers discusses challenges, describes guidelines, and presents case studies on conservation tillage in organic systems. Includes print and online resources, references and "An analysis of USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and Organic Transitions (ORG) Funded Research from 2002-2016."

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

An overview of the conservation tillage subject including a description, related bibliographies, automated database and Web site searches, search tips, recommended databases and journals, Extension and educational materials and related organizations.

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Information about research, products, services, news and events from one of the premier soil erosion research facilities in the United States.

Conservation Technology Information Center.

A national nonprofit organization that provides publications, videos, fact sheets, kits, booklets, brochures, manuals and data sheets on all aspects of conservation including crop residue management, watershed management, nutrient management and pest management.

North Carolina State University. Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

Provides information on the effect of no-till versus conventional production practices on soil ecology based on years of experimentation by the CEFS Conservation Tillage Unit.