Producer Resources

Soil Health

  • Menoken Farm Article introducing the five soil health principles and how those principles impact soil function. 
  • Rainfall Simulator Video at SD Soil Health Field Day. This video illustrates what happens during a rainstorm in various soil management systems. 
  • Soil Health Principles Video Featuring Jay Fuhrer - Jay Fuhrer explains the soil health principles and how we can increase soil health using these principles.
  • Weed Population Dynamics - Randy Anderson, formally with ARS, explains weed population dynamics in the Great Plains. Although the predominant system is different than in the Bow Creek watershed, the findings still hold information that can be applied here. The main point that readers should come away with is the "rotation effect" on weed populations. 

 

Land Restoration with Grazing

 

Economics

 

Producer Success Stories

 

Reading Resources

  • A Soil Owner's Manual: How to Restore and Maintain Soil Health  by Jon Stika
  • Management-intensive Grazing: The Grassroots of Grass Farming by Jim Gerrish
  • Green Cover Seed Resources Page: Search by topic in the extensive library of articles

 

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