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Management Tools & Considerations

These resources explore what tools are out there for farmers that ultimately benefit them and the community around them like helping to reduce soil loss and improve water quality and more.

Management tools actively engage farmers in conservation planning, support efficient production of Conservation Plans, help them meet Chapter 102 compliance standards, simplify plan updates, and provide a valuable database of agricultural management and conservation practices statewide.

Dr. Peter Landschoot presents the research and science on turfgrass management and nutrient considerations along with promising BMPs for improved management of lawns, golf courses, and athletic fields. This webinar was held June 30, 2010.

Dr. Rick Day, Associate Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Information Systems, Penn State Department of Crop & Soil Sciences and with the Penn State Land Analysis Laboratory demonstrates the decision support tools that he and his colleagues are developing to aid NRCS, Conservation Districts, Extension, and the producers themselves in choosing the best practices given the landscape at the farm scale. Robb Meinen, Penn State Department of Dairy & Animal Science moderates. This webinar was held May 21, 2010.

Speakers for this session include Dave Creamer, Center for Dirt & Gravel Roads, and with a special welcome by Karl Brown, Executive Secretary, PA State Conservation Commission. This webinar was held February 18, 2010.