Organic Conservation Training
The following guides were created by Oregon Tilth for use by NRCS staff in the Western Region. Specific states covered are Idaho, Nevada, California, and Oregon.
SARE Library USB Drives – Bundle of 10
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Cover Crop Economics
Cover crops can build soil health, control weeds, conserve moisture, provide grazing opportunities and more. But when do they start to pay for themselves? This analysis looks at the economics behind different management scenarios to determine if cover crops are likely to improve profitability in one, three or five years of use in corn and soybean rotations.
Cultivating Climate Resilience on Farms and Ranches
This bulletin outlines the new challenges that changing weather patterns pose in agriculture throughout the United States, and what you can do to make your farm more resilient.
How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch
This 32-page bulletin outlines how to conduct research at the farm level, offering practical tips for both crop and livestock producers, as well as a comprehensive list of more in-depth resources.
Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
This 16-page bulletin will help you use cover crops to encourage populations of pollinators and beneficial insects on your farm while you address your other resource concerns.
Avicultura Rentable: Criando Aves en Pasturas es una guía que incluye experiencias de agricultores y lo último en investigación para criar pollos y pavos usando corrales, cercos portátiles y pasturas.
¿Qué es la Agricultura Sustentable?
Este reporte ganador de un premio provee un muestrario de mejores prácticas en la agricultura sustentable – desde el mercadeo y la vitalidad de la comunidad hasta cultivos de cobertura y pastoreo – así como ocho perfiles de productores, educadores e investigadores que las han implementado con éxito.
Growing Grapes in Hawaii
The basis for this project was to show that grapes could again become a viable crop for Hawaii growers at low elevations. This addition of a crop, in demand by chefs, could greatly contribute to small farm sustainability.The history and horticultural needs are outlined in this extension publication, as are basic marketing needs and nutritional information.
Agricultural Composting and Water Quality Fact Sheet
This publication is designed to assist farmers in conducting efficient, cost-effective, on-farm composting that presents reduced risk to surface and groundwater quality. It was written for operators of small to medium-size on-farm composting enterprises who handle about 100 to 5,000 tons of raw organic material per year.
Growing Camelina for Biodiesel
The University of Wyoming bulletin, Is Biodiesel from Camelina Right for You?, and summary reports based on research trials in Wyoming and Montana.
Manure Composting for Livestock and Poultry Production
This Montana State University publication addresses medium- to large-scale composting as a management option for animal producers in cold, semi-arid environments.
Technical Assistance Programs for Agricultural Irrigation Improvements in Arizona
This guide provides an overview of the different types of technical assistance programs available to growers in Arizona to improve irrigation efficiency or water conservation on farm.
Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture features farmer experiences plus the latest research in a guide to raising chickens and turkeys using pens, movable fencing and pastures.
Estimating Plant-Available Nitrogen Release from Cover Crops
This Oregon State University fact sheet explains the basics of plant-available nitrogen (PAN); when to kill cover crops for the maximum PAN benefit; step-by-step instructions on how to perform site-specific measurements to predict PAN from your cover crop; and case studies from the Willamette Valley.
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Constructing a Low-Cost High Tunnel
Specs, diagrams and photos of high tunnel construction, by Utah State University Cooperative Extension.
Integrating Small Goat Herd Production with Fruits and Vegetable Production
This report resulted from a project in Hawaii with the purpose to develop a diversified production system by integrating the farm’s goat production enterprise into a crop production enterprise, where both goats and crops benefit from each other.
Specialty Crop Production in High Tunnels
This Utah State University fact sheet series on high tunnel season extension includes production information on raspberries, lettuce, summer squash, tomatoes and strawberries.
What is Sustainable Agriculture?
This award-winning report provides a sampler of best practices in sustainable agriculture—from marketing and community vitality to cover crops and grazing—as well as eight profiles of producers, educators and researchers who have successfully implemented them.