Relevant Links

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 

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 and elucidates tillage and residue management effects on soil health in dryland farming in the inland Pacific Northwest of US. 

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.

Cover crops for soil health: Videos and presentations from the 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health highlighted insights from some of the nation's most innovative producers, conservation leaders and scientists on using cover crops to improve soil health. Please check this LINK.