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Sustainable soil management:  A major step in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
 
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http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/ The Sustainable Development Goals were recently created with a view to achieve sustainable development by 2030. Of the 17 goals, four contain targets specifically related to Soils. This animation looks at some of the challenges we face in each of these goals and presents some of the methods we can use to tackle them. Keywords: Soil, SDG, IYS 2015, International Year of Soils, GSP, Animation, Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable soil management, soil pollution, education, awareness raising Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils -- boosting sustainable soil management
 
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http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/information-resources/en/ The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) was established at the first Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership held at FAO Headquarters in June, 2013. The ITPS is composed of 27 top soil experts representing all the regions of the world. The main function of the ITPS is to provide scientific and technical advice and guidance on global soil issues to the Global Soil Partnership primarily and to specific requests submitted by global or regional institutions. The ITPS advocates for addressing sustainable soil management in the different sustainable development agendas. This video aims to promote the activities of the ITPS and was launched during the second session of the plenary assembly that took place in Rome from the 22nd to 24th July 2014. This video was financially supported by the European Commission. © FAO: http://www.fao.org
MOOC Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for life l Wageningen University & Research
 
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Learn why soil is so important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives. Join this free online course from Wageningen University & Research now on https://www.edx.org/course/sustainable-soil-management-soil-life-wageningenx-soilx
Views: 2895 WURtube
Sustainable land management - Conclusions and findings from a global research program
 
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Scientists of twelve international research projects in global regions investigated how to use land in a sustainable way. The data of the projects were analyzed in the GLUES support project at the UFZ. Now results are available.
Views: 1341 UFZde
Green Manure Cover Crops Organic Sustainable Soil Fertilizers
 
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Cover crops have been used for years to organically enhance soils and add nutrients. The practice is said to be one of the more sustainable ways to produce crops worldwide. A cover crops or green manures is when you grow plants specifically for the purpose of reducing soil erosion, increasing soil fertility and water retention while assisting in the management of weeds, pests and diseases. [1] [3] Depending on the species used as a cover crop they may provide a variety of the benefits we have just spoken about. In order to get the maximum benefit from the practice cover crops are often tilled into the soil or mowed just before or after the crop has flowered. Common crops used are covered in Eliot Coleman book Four Season Harvest. In this book Mr. Coleman provides great information on common cover crops and how to use them. ***CHECK**** There has been a wealth of research done investigating cover crops. A great paper was published in the journal of Weed Management where researchers from Penn State University discussed and summarized the research that has been completed on cover crops. [2] So now lets go through the results of the scientific investigation of the benefits of cover crops. I am going to investigate them in the following order: Erosion Weed management Organic Material Addition Beneficial Organisms Nitrogen Fixation Disease Management ***Impact on Soil Organisms (allopathic and beneficial) Cost effectiveness and overall environmental impact Erosion Plants like cover crops have been shown in studies from all around the globe to reduce erosion. In order to use cover crops to reduce erosion generally they are planted where traditionally there would be open soil. Their roots stabilize soils while the plant above ground helps dissipate the energy of rain water when falling and flowing over the surface. Slowing the water down helps the soil absorb more water while the stability prevents the water from carrying away the soil particles and nutrients. Weed management An added benefit of using cover crops to help prevent erosion is they grow where traditionally weed species may try to establish. The presence of these established cover crop plants helps prevent weeds by simply out competing them for the space to grow. When cover crop living mulches were compared to herbicide practices a similar weed suppression performance was achieved. These results are significant as the weeds were less likely to adapt to a cover crop weed management strategy as they do to commercial herbicides. Cover crops have been shown to reduce erosion and help keep weeds down. So what benefits do the plants themselves add? For a full transcript including literature cited: http://www.albertaurbangarden.ca/2015/03/08/green-manure-cover-crops-organic-sustainable-soil-fertilizers/
Permaculture Principles in Application ‒ Geoff Lawton
 
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This video is a sampler of permaculture principles in application narrated and explained by Geoff, from his farm in New South Wales, Australia (near Byron Bay). Learn about Permaculture principles and how abundant it is, by design. About Geoff Lawton: Geoff Lawton is highly sought after as a passionate and committed educator on the ethical design science called Permaculture that teaches individuals how to design sustainable urban and rural environments and landscapes. From his start in permaculture, under the tutelage of Bill Mollison, he has gained 30 years' experience in permaculture design in dozens of countries around the world from the most affluent, to the most war torn; from the tropics to frozen cold temperate climate. Each year Geoff teaches hundreds of students in permaculture courses ranging from permaculture design certificates, to permaculture earthworks courses, urban permaculture, creating healthy soils, to managing sustainable projects, and more.
Views: 141403 Living Forest Farm
Building Soil Health for Healthy Plants by soil scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham
 
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View the slides from this presentation at permaculturevoices.com/96 A revolution in our understanding of soil has been taking place. “Conventional” agriculture requires ever-increasing inputs and energy into the system to maintain production, while natural systems reduce the disturbances in the system, while increasing production. Historically, soil science ignored or dismissed soil life as important, in large part because the methods used to study organisms in soil were mis-leading, inaccurate and missed about 99% or more of the species present in soil. With the advent of microscope methods and genetic assessment of soil life, we are beginning to unravel the mysteries of the soil. A framework to help growers easily understand the differing specific sets of beneficial organisms required for healthy growth of different types of plants will be presented. Understanding soil life is critical if we want to be sustainable; we need to work with nature, instead of waging war on natural laws as we do in our agricultural systems, to the detriment of people and the planet.
Views: 81180 Diego Footer
Vetiver | A perfect solution for soil restoration | Ecuador
 
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Of all methods applied so far, Vetiver has proven the best tool for soil conservation, erosion control en regenerating the soil. Vetiver is a natural tool; it is one of the many elements in a larger set of soil and biodiversity management techniques, in order to improve agriculture productivity in a sustainable way. Over the past decades, many people, scientists and organizations have come up with ways to farm in a responsible way. This in response to conventional agriculture, which is not only 100% based on fossil fuels, but also totally disrupts the biological balance in the soil. Some call it Permaculture, others call it Agro-Ecology, and others prefer Agroforestry. Different names, depending on the geographical location, climate, soil structure, personal insights and preferences, etc. Parque Bambú is mostly inspired by Syntropic Agriculture, a form of Regenerative Agriculture as proposed by the Swiss Ernst Gotsch in Brazil. All these approaches have in common that they are mimicking nature and rely on the internal inputs from the farm, or at least try to avoid (or reduce) external inputs based on fossil fuels. Vetiver is merely one small element in the design and planning of productive agricultural systems and/ or natural areas. However, in tropical and subtropical regions, it is a very useful and effective tool. In Parque Bambú it forms the backbone of the Ecological Restoration, both above the ground and under our feet. Vetiver Ecuador: http://vetiver.bospas.org Bamboo Park: http://bospas.org ------------------------------------------------------- Permaculture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture Agroecology : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agroecology Agroforestry : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agroforestry Syntropic Agriculture: https://permaculturenews.org/2015/12/08/life-in-syntropy/ Regenerative Agriculture : http://www.regenerationinternational.org/why-regenerative-agriculture/ Ecological Restoration : http://www.ser.org/ Traduction: Dick Grimshaw
Principles of Soil Health - The Basics
 
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A basic introduction to the principles of building a healthy soil. August 10, 2016 0646466606119511
Views: 1209 Greg Campbell farms.
Benefits of Soil Management for Farming Systems June 6, 2017 Five Points, CA
 
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This 24-minute video summarizes information presented and discussed in the June 6th 2017 training event, Benefits of Soil Management for Farming Systems, that was held in Five Points, CA. Over 200 farmers, consultants, University, NRCS, and private sector people took part in the training that included presentations by farmers Scott Park of Meridian, CA, Tom Willey of Madera, CA, and Alan Sano and Jesse Sanchez of Firebaugh, CA. Additional presentations and discussions were provided by UC Davis nematologist, Howard Ferris, UC Davis soil scientists Randy Southard and Rad Schmidt, UC Davis cropping systems specialist, Jeff Mitchell, UC Davis hydrology student, Sloane Rice, and USDA NRCS soil scientists Zahangir Kabir, Sheryl Feit, Phil Smith, and Rafael Ortiz. Topics that were discussed include the basic principles and practices of soil health management, - reduced disturbance, generation and preservation of surface residue cover, soil and crop biodiversity, and the goal of keeping the soil food web alive year-round. The training highlighted findings of the long-term, 18-year conservation agriculture systems research study that has been underway at the Five Points, CA site and that was the backdrop for the event. Attendees saw up close and personal how no-till and cover crop systems have become successful for a number of crops that the study has investigated including garbanzo, sorghum, cotton, and tomato. Key words: soil health, conservation agriculture, no-tillage, reduced disturbance cover crops, arid zone soil health, carbon sequestration, cover crop biomass, crop and soil management for soil health, California,
Views: 348 Jeffrey Mitchell
Joel Salatin's 3 Farming Principles
 
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Joel Salatin talks about the 3 farming principles for modern, sustainable farms. Filmed at PIDS 2015.
Views: 149269 Jeff Gray
Saving water and overcoming salinity with conservation agriculture
 
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Despite increasing fuel and irrigation costs, and problems with soil salinity, farmers in Bangladesh are demonstrating how it is possible to save water and overcome salinity with conservation agriculture. In this video, inspiring portraits are presented of farmers and agricultural service providers from both the south and north of Bangladesh, all of whom are using small-scale and appropriate machinery, and crop management practices that reduce tillage to improve the productivity of their farming enterprises. The crop management principles shown in this video can be broadly applied in many parts of the globe -- it is possible to save water and overcome salinity with conservation agriculture! *** This video was developed for International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD) in partnership with the Regional Wheat Research Consortium of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute. Funding for video development and field activities was supplied by the Feed the Future Initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), and Cornell University's Food for Progress Project, funded by the Unites States Department of Agriculture. This video is made possible through support provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Agency for International Development or the United States Government and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Views: 10331 CIMMYT
Healthy Soil
 
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NRCS can help farmers and ranchers with a number of conservation practices that build healthy soil. Diverse crop rotations, cover crops, nutrient management and conservation tillage are examples of practices that feed the soil, reduce erosion, improve soil structure, and enhance nutrient cycling and water retention. By using NRCS soil health principles and systems, farmers can sequester more carbon, increase water infiltration, and improve wildlife and pollinator habitat —often with better yields. FOUR SOIL HEALTH PRINCIPLES I. Use plant diversity to increase diversity in the soil. II. Manage soils more by disturbing them less. III. Keep plants growing throughout the year to feed the soil. IV. Keep the soil covered as much as possible. By rotating crops across their elds from season to season, organic farmers add biodiversity and increase resilience in their operations while increasing their soil’s organic matter. Organic no-till systems, such as the roller-crimper, have also helped organic producers reduce the intensity of soil disturbance in annual crop rotations. To learn more visit http://www.thelexicon.org A production of the Lexicon of Sustainability Producer - Laura Howard-Gayeton Writer/Director - Douglas Gayeton Editor/Animator - Pier Giorgio Provenzano
Views: 56 The Lexicon
Managing nitrious oxide emissions from soil & fertilizer
 
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Describes how nitrous oxide emissions from soils & nitrogen fertilizer can be managed using right source (product), rate, time and place principles. For more information on the Fertcare Carbon Farming Extension Project go to www.fertcare.com.au Thanks to IPNI for producing this video clip and making it available for the project.
Views: 2270 Fertcare
Dr. Mercola Interviews Gabe Brown on Restoring Soil Health
 
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Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Gabe Brown, a pioneer in regenerative land management, on the importance of soil health and the principles for building a healthy soil ecosystem.
Views: 4574 Mercola
Soil Health Management Systems - Using NRCS Practice Standards
 
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Presented by David Lamm, team leader, National Soil Health and Sustainability Team, East National Technology Support Center. View the webinar at http://conservationwebinars.net to earn CEUs. Soil Health Management Systems (SHMS) are a collection of NRCS conservation practices that focus on maintaining or enhancing soil health by addressing the four soil health planning principles: manage more by disturbing the soil less; diversify with crop diversity; grow living roots throughout the year; and keep the soil covered as much as possible. SHMS are cropping system specific and contain practices that are considered "must-do" or are key practices that achieve the greatest impact on soil health by creating a synergistic effect as a system. Conservation Crop Rotation (328) and Cover Crop (340) are examples for cropland. Practices that address resource concerns that may not occur on all fields are considered "as applicable." Examples include Irrigation Water Management (449) and Filter Strips (390). SHMS also include conservation activities that might not be in an NRCS conservation practice standard but still play a key role in improving soil health. These are known as "best accepted new technology," and examples include controlled traffic patterns and precision application of nutrients and/or pesticides. This webinar will provide background on using NRCS conservation practice standards to develop cropping system specific SHMS at the state and local level. Participate in this webinar to learn about the four soil health planning principles and associated practices that help comprise a Soil Health Management System.
Principles of sustainable agriculture/ecological agriculture- Part 1
 
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Ardhendu Chatterjee from Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC), Kolkata explains how one can integrate local plants, birds, animals and insects to create a sustainable farm. Watch the video to know more.
Views: 2276 IndiaWater Portal
Managing for Soil Health on an Organic Farm - A Farmer's Perspective
 
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Presented by Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain, Penn Yan, NY View the webinar at http://conservationwebinars.net to earn CEUs. Our presenter, Klaas Martens, Penn Yan, NY, uses a diverse crop rotation to farm over 1,400 acres of organic corn, soybeans, small grains, a variety of peas, and cover crops. By adhering to one simple principle - every crop follows a suitable predecessor - Martens has improved soil health and function to cycle nutrients, increase water infiltration and availability, and eliminate both weed and disease pest problems. In this presentation, Martens will focus on the use of plants to change the soil and how soil biology can perform the services that are expected from tillage. He will also cover relay cropping, or starting one crop before the previous crop is harvested, and how this practice allows him to maintain a living root and cover on the soil all year. Can tillage be part of a soil health building system? Join the webinar to learn more. The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the producer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of USDA.
Solid Waste Management - Environmental Studies
 
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Download our Android app at https://goo.gl/5JM1G2 For Unedited raw footage ask in comment box. Cepek media private Limited
Views: 29552 Cepek Media
Soil Health Principles - Wayne Honeycutt
 
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Regenerating soil health and critical functions is key to achieving full soil productivity. During this session you will hear about the following soil health principles: (1) How soil functions differ under different management practices and how those practices infuence the entire ecosystem; (2) How key management principles can be used to provide a favorable habitat that allows the billions of soil organisms to provide vital services and begin the work of rebuilding soil health; (3) Outline of practical cropping system strategies to increase food and cover for enhancing soil life. This presentation is part of the 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. Slide presentations and additional conference information is available at http://www.sare.org/covercropconference2017. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) provides grants and outreach to advance innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life. SARE is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.
Views: 228 SARE Outreach
World Bank: No-Till Agriculture Prevents Soil Erosion
 
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Soil erosion has become a growing problem as Climate Change destroys soil through droughts and floods. But a World Bank supported practice known as Conservation Agriculture not only protects the soil, it also saves farmers time and money. For more information, contact Maurizio Guadagni at [email protected]
Views: 21236 World Bank
Dr. Mercola Interviews Gabe Brown on Regenerative Land Management
 
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Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Gabe Brown, a pioneer in regenerative land management, on how adopting no-till farming and other regenerative principles has helped restore the health of his farm.
Views: 5255 Mercola
Soil Health Principles - Jill Clapperton
 
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A presentation by Jill Clapperton of Rhizoterra Inc. at the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. This session covered basic soil health principles necessary to build soil health, such as minimizing soil disturbance, keeping the soil covered at all times, growing a living root year round, and using plant diversity above ground to increase diversity below. It also reviewed soil health testing procedures. Learn more at http://www.sare.org/covercropconference.
Views: 25136 SARE Outreach
Conference Soil for sustainable food production and ecosystem services
 
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The health of the soils is crucial factor for the sustainability of production of the high quality of food. Agricultural sector needs to focus on sustainable production, which is not possible without the protection of agricultural soil and an appropriate use and management of agricultural land. Consequently, there is a need to take up additional measures to protect the soils against the factors that increasingly have an impact on the land soils. The purpose of the conference is to promote discussion among stakeholders on challenges on matter of soil protection for sustainable food production, and possibilities of future EU policy developments.
Views: 337 EU2017EE
💚🌱⚖️🤲🏼 Health, Ecology, Fairness, Care - Principles of Organic Agriculture!
 
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Principles of Health, Principles of Ecology, Principles of Fairness, Principles of Care are the roots from which Organic Agriculture 🚜 grows and develops. They express the contribution that Organic Agriculture can make to the world. Composed as inter-connected ethical principles to inspire the organic movement - in its full diversity, they guide our development of positions, programs and standards. Agriculture is one of humankind’s most basic activities because all people need to nourish themselves daily. History, culture and community values are embedded in agriculture. The Principles apply to agriculture in the broadest sense, including the way people tend to soils, water, plants, and animals in order to produce, prepare and distribute food and other goods. They concern the way people interact with living landscapes, relate to one another and shape the legacy of future generations. The Principles of Organic Agriculture serve to inspire the organic movement in its full diversity. They guide IFOAM’s development of positions, programs, and standards. Furthermore, they are presented with a vision of their worldwide adoption. 📥 DOWNLOAD the Principles of Organic Agriculture brochure: https://www.ifoam.bio/sites/default/files/poa_english_web.pdf 🖱 BROWSE different translations of the Principles of Organic Agriculture: https://www.ifoam.bio/en/translations-principles-organic-agriculture 🔎 LEARN MORE about: 💚 Principles of Health https://www.ifoam.bio/en/principles-organic-agriculture/principle-health 🌱 Principles of Ecology https://www.ifoam.bio/en/principles-organic-agriculture/principle-ecology ⚖️ Principles of Fairness https://www.ifoam.bio/en/principles-organic-agriculture/principle-fairness 🤲🏼 Principles of Care https://www.ifoam.bio/en/principles-organic-agriculture/principle-care 💻 CHECK OUT our blog posts highlights important aspects of Organic Agriculture: How Organic Agriculture Can Help Achieve Food Security & Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2018/10/03/food-security/ How Collecting data can promote the Growth of Organic Agricultural https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2018/08/15/data-collection-promote-organic/ How to Restore the Broken Food System Through Organic Agriculture! https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2018/07/16/restoring-broken-food-system/ How to Convince Your Policy-Maker to Support Organic Agriculture! https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2018/03/29/policy-maker-support-organic-agriculture/ Improving Livelihoods of Rural Communities in East Africa with Organic Agriculture https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2017/12/11/rural/ Sikkim Chief Minister Celebrated for going 100% Organic https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/2017/12/06/sikkim-chief-minister/ 📩 SUBSCRIBE to our blog ORGANIC WITHOUT BOUNDARIES for informative articles: https://www.organicwithoutboundaries.bio/subscribe/ 📲 SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to watch organic stories from the field. Hit the NOTIFICATION BELL ICON 🔔 to watch our latest videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/ifoam2007?sub_confirmation=1 👍🏻 LIKE US on Facebook to stay connected for updates and advocacy campaigns: https://www.facebook.com/ifoam.organic 👇🏻 FOLLOW US on Twitter to join the conversation and find out more about recent research, statistics, and trends within the organic community: https://twitter.com/IFOAMorganic #organicagriculture #organicfarming #principlesoforganicagriculture #principlesofhealth #principlesofhealth #principlesofecology #principlesoffairness #principlesofcare #rural #foodsecurity #policymaker #ruralcommunities #data #freebookpdf #restorebrokenfoodsystem
Better production from better informed soil management
 
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LEAF Demonstration Farmer, Duncan Farrington, and Ian Robertson, The Glenside Group, explain how to get the most from your soil with more effective testing and highlight the importance of getting 'up close and personal with your soil'. This video was filmed at our Technical Day in association with GWCT. Keep up to date with LEAF's events by subscribing to our EBrief: http://www.leafuk.org/leaf/latestnews/ebrief
The Soil Solution - Focus On: Marin Carbon Project
 
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What if the solution to climate change was beneath our feet? In this short video, Sustainable World Media interviews Jeff Creque and John Wick of the Marin Carbon Project (MCP) and Penny Livingston of the Regenerative Design Institute about the potential of grasses and rangeland soils to sequester carbon. After conducting a four year field trial, MCP has discovered that certain land stewardship practices increase carbon sequestration in rangeland soils. Since rangelands are prevalent throughout the world, these soils have a huge potential for storing large amounts of atmospheric CO2. Sustainable World Media's Climate Change Solutions Series explores the link between soil and carbon and documents the forward thinking ranchers, scientists , and farmers who are studying soil’s potential as a biologically based solution to the global climate crisis. Worldwide, most soils are depleted of carbon. The atmosphere contains an excess of carbon in the form of CO2, a climate change causing gas. What if that CO2 could be removed and stored in our carbon-hungry soil through land management practices? In our first film The Soil Solution to Climate Change, we highlighted land stewardship practices that can be used to remove excess atmospheric carbon and put it to beneficial use in soil. Rangeland management is a method of grazing that works with nature, instead of against it. Following Nature’s model of grazing, animals are moved from paddock to paddock where their impact on the land helps to create healthy soil. Many ranchers and scientists are now showing that managing cattle in this way also increases the sequestration of atmospheric CO2. Rangeland management also provides us with nutritionally rich food, cleaner water and a healthier planet for all. Check out our other videos at our Sustainable World YouTube Channel.
Views: 1168 SustainableWorld
Soil Health Principles - Rick Haney
 
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A presentation by Rick Haney of the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. This session covered basic soil health principles necessary to build soil health, such as minimizing soil disturbance, keeping the soil covered at all times, growing a living root year round, and using plant diversity above ground to increase diversity below. It also reviewed soil health testing procedures. Learn more at http://www.sare.org/covercropconference.
Views: 25403 SARE Outreach
Soil Biology and Organic Matter - Ray Weil
 
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Gaining a better understanding of how soil biology and soil organic matter are impacted by management decisions is important for improving soil health. Highlights of this session include: • Creating a field environment that helps soil organisms thrive • Understanding the interactions among soil organisms, of which there may be trillions in a single acre • Building soil organic matter and feeding the food web—how cover crops pay by improving the soil ecosystem in a way that supports cash crops • Digging into the various forms of soil organic matter, some of which exist short term and some of which benefit the soil and soil biology over the long term This presentation is part of the 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. Slide presentations and additional conference information is available at http://www.sare.org/covercropconference2017. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) provides grants and outreach to advance innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life. SARE is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.
Views: 4412 SARE Outreach
Mark Shepard on Managing Water on Your Farm
 
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Permaculture farmer Mark Shepard will explain water handling on the farm from contour farming, grassy waterways and USDA terraces to Australian-borne keyline design and his modified American Keyline methods. Learn how to keep the water high on your hills where it can benefit the farm. Learn more in Mark's book Restoration Agriculture: http://amzn.to/2wIwVSZ See hundreds of presentations like this in the Voices Vault member area - http://bit.ly/2exM020 This presentation was recorded live at PV2 in March 2015. My Podcasts: Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r My Audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier: http://bit.ly/2uynxvU The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone:  http://bit.ly/2uynxvU My Business: Paperpot Transplanter: http://www.paperpot.co Support content I have created: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support Support while you shop at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vqAwCR
Views: 30344 Diego Footer
Role of Soil Biology in Improving Soil Quality
 
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Presented by Kristine Nichols, Ph.D., Soil Microbiologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service Soil as the heart of the farming ecosystem is driven by biological activities to increase soil organic matter, which represents a small percentage of the soil by weight, but controls over 90% of the soil functions. This presentation introduces viewers to the concepts of 1) rhizosphere biology, the area immediately surrounding the plant root with the highest concentration of microbiological activity; 2) soil "livestock" consisting of bacteria, fungi, nematodes, protozoa and microarthropods and representing the greatest concentration of biomass anywhere on the planet; 3) glomalin, a biological glue that holds soil together and improves soil aggregation; and 4) building soil biota to improve soil quality, increase nutrient cycling, and long term sustainability using cover crops, no-till, and other sustainable farming practices. The opinions expressed in this video are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of USDA.
Prof. Amilcare Porporato: Sustainable use of soil and water resources in semiarid
 
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This lecture presented in the international research workshop of the ISF - Eco-hydrology of semiarid environments: Confronting mathematical models with ecosystem complexity.
Views: 1028 EcoHydrologyConf
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Rangelands
 
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Rangelands cover half the planet, are home to a third of humanity, and support some of our most treasured biodiversity. They are home to between 200 and 500 million pastoralists who herd livestock, provide high-value food and fibre, and who safeguard globally important ecosystem services, including water supply and climate regulation. Pastoralists and their rangeland landscapes are neglected in terms of policy and investment and require a major effort to raise their visibility. This video presentation was prepared for a Special Symposium of the Society for Rangelands Management (February 2017) to support calls for an “International Year on Rangelands and Pastoralism”. For more information, visit: IUCN Drylands Programme: www.iucn.org/drylands The World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism : https://www.iucn.org/wisp Publication “Homing in on the Range”: https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/content/documents/investing_in_drylands_latest_comprehensive_ver-1.pdf Publication “Pastoralism and the Green Economy”: https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/content/documents/2014-034.pdf
1of6 Introduction to Principles and ND Crop Production Course Overview 9 8 2010
 
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Dan Kittredge explains the purpose of biological soil management, and the benefits to growers, and provides an overview of the approach taken in the 2010-2011 Nutrient Dense Crop Production Course. For course info: http:/bionutrient.org/workshops
Views: 5981 RealFoodCampaign
Soil Health Principles - Ray Archuleta
 
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A presentation by Ray Archuleta of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service at the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. This session covered basic soil health principles necessary to build soil health, such as minimizing soil disturbance, keeping the soil covered at all times, growing a living root year round, and using plant diversity above ground to increase diversity below. It also reviewed soil health testing procedures. Learn more at http://www.sare.org/covercropconference.
Views: 40746 SARE Outreach
Biological Indicators of Soil Health
 
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Presented by: Jennifer Moore-Kucera, Ph.D., West Regional Soil Health Team Leader, USDA NRCS Soil Health Division, Portland, OR View the webinar at http://conservationwebinars.net to earn CEUs. Participants in this webinar will learn about the biological importance related to soil health management. Advantages and limitations for a variety of biological soil health indicators will be discussed including how they are measured and may be interpreted. As momentum and interest in soil health and soil health management practices grows across the country, farmers, crop consultants, NRCS field staff, and land managers are looking for ways to assess the status of soil health on their fields. The actions performed by the soil biota help to promote soil health by enhancing plant productivity, building stable aggregates, capturing and storing carbon, release of plant-available nutrients, and detoxifying soil pollutants. There is a great need to identify tools to help direct land management practices that help to support a healthy, diverse, and active soil community. This webinar will explore how soil biota contribute to soil health and high functioning soils and methods currently in use to measure soil biological indicators. However, no one approach is perfect. The advantages and limitations for a variety of these methods will be presented to help audience members better understand how to use them and interpret their values as well as be aware of new tests that are being investigated. This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Captions will be posted when they are available.
TEDxDubbo - Guy Webb - Terra Carbonicum Maxima:  Soil Carbon Sequestration in Broad-acre Farming
 
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Guy founded GAIA Consultancy in 2006 as a structure to introduce biological farming principles into broad-acre farming throughout the NSW grain belt and beyond. The primary focus of the business centres on improving soil carbon as a base line for soil fertility and crop resilience in unpredicable climatic conditions. Guy has dedicated much time and resources towards educational seminars and articles aimed at helping growers to better understand plant nutrition and the role soil fertility, soil biology and soil carbon in creating more resilient, regenerative and economical farming systems. TEDxDubbo focused attention on what we call FACETS -- Food, Agriculture, Climate, Energy, Topsoil and Sustainability. These FACETS are actually potent ideas shared by everyday people with an interest in these disciplines. In many of these topics there is an awareness campaign; the aim of bringing our community together united against catastrophic failures in our food-chain, environment and health. It is worth mentioning that we are also indebted to our natural systems for our economic wealth. Failures in Food, Agriculture, Climate, Energy, Topsoil and Sustainability are not just a local issue -- they are a global concern. http://tedxdubbo.com/ In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Views: 5686 TEDx Talks
The Lean Farm: Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Farm Webinar
 
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Sometimes less is more. Learn organization strategies from Ben Hartman of Iowa’s Claybottom Farm. Ben an experienced farmer who has improved his farm management based on Lean principals, originally designed by the Japanese auto industry. Lean allows him to cut waste, increase profit and make his farm more environmentally sustainable. He is the author of “The Learn Farm”. This is part of the Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field webinar series, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) - http://www.nofamass.org. Thanks to webinar sponsors Lancaster Agriculture and Frontier Coop. Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.
Views: 8170 nofamass
Soil Health Management
 
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Watch this weeks agronomy update with Bil Schrader as he talks about the importance of paying attention to your soil quality. There's more beneath your feet than you may lead to believe.
Views: 388 AsmusFarmSupply
Business Opportunities with Cover Crops and Soil Health - Gary Farrell
 
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What can the retail community do to promote cover crops to customers and find profit opportunities for companies as well? Be proactive in promoting change instead of reacting to it. This session will address cover crop challenges and opportunities from the retail and grower perspectives. Additional highlights include: (1) Incorporating the soil health/cover crops discussion into customer discussions on the farm; (2) Learning from customers that use cover crops and no-till; (3) Being a partner in the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and learning how to work a host of different partners on a common goal; (4) How to arm farmers with an understanding that ag retailers can get involved. This presentation is part of the 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. Slide presentations and additional conference information is available at http://www.sare.org/covercropconference2017. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) provides grants and outreach to advance innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life. SARE is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.
Views: 506 SARE Outreach
Managing Nutrients
 
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In this video, we discuss nutrient management and the changes you may find after some time in no-till farming. We recap some of the soil health principles and why it's a good idea not to disturb the soil, especially from the perspective of soil organic matter.
Sustainable Farm Management Presentation
 
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Sustainable Farm Management Presentation
Views: 67 Jake Black
Adam Willson from Soil Systems Australia HD
 
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Adam Willson from Soil Systems Australia, Adam, provides consulting services for organic & sustainable farming and water management. Soil Systems Australia guide companies and producers with project management, agronomy, horticulture, commercial and on-farm composting, organic consultancy, dairy production, waste water management (for rendering plants & abattoirs), establishing market gardens, education and soil surveys. Soil Systems Australia http://www.soilsystems.com.au/ JPH Equipment http://www.jphequipment.com.au/ Video production by BlueCrystal Creative www.youtubeforbusness.tv Music (c) 2013 Peter FitzGerald ~ BlueCrystal Creative JPH Equipment delivers the tools you need to turn organic waste into profits Quality farm equipment, Australian designed & made JPH Equipment - http://www.jphequipment.com.au/ Youtube - JPH Equipment - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jkEB2i_xxPUwZ3qXJz3ww Google+ JPH Equipment - https://plus.google.com/116756673968362470858/posts Facebook JPH Equipment - https://www.facebook.com/JPHEquipment Linkedin JPH Equipment - au.linkedin.com/in/JPHEquipment
Views: 639 Jorgen Hansen

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