Soil Health: Healthy soil is a lifeline of sustainable agriculture. Systems that include no-till, cover cropping and diverse rotations helps increasing soil organic matter, improving microbial activity, and enhancing soil health. The NDSU YouTube channel provides more information at this link 

Cover Crops and Drought: Cover crops are planted primarily to manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil health, water, weeds, pests and diseases, and increase biodiversity in agroecosystems. This presentation discusses how cover crops could increase drought tolerance and climate change resilience. 

Tillage and Residue Management for Improving Soil Health:  Conservation tillage systems can enhance sustainability of dryland agriculture by reducing erosion, building soil organic matter, and improving soil health. This webinar link discusses sustainability challenges posed by conventional tillage; different conservation tillage approaches to overcome these challenges, and elucidates tillage and residue management effects on soil health in dryland farming in the inland Pacific Northwest of US.