Justin Mount, USDA Midwest Climate Hub NRCS Liaison and Natural Resource Specialist will be presenting the following webinar for Partnership for Ag Resource Management (PARM) on July 16, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT.
Re-carbonizing Row Crop Farms: Engaging the Integrated Erosion Tool (IET) to define Soil Conditioning Index (SCI), understand impacts of climate on modeled cropping systems plus improve farmer profitability
As precipitation event intensity, timing and location variability continue to increase, improve your understanding of why annual row crop farmer soil resource resiliency can be somewhat determined by modeling their cropping system and observing the foundational soil metric Soil Condition Index (SCI). This webinar will briefly discuss observed and predicted rainfall variations across the country, define the functions of a healthy soil, explain what Soil Condition Index (SCI) is and why SCI is a foundational soil resource metric for annual row crop farmers plus explain how a cropping system can be model using the Integrated Erosion Tool (IET) to include IET outputs plus actions farmers can avoid or implement in order to increase financial resiliency.
*1.5 free CCA CEUs are available for watching the webinar, one for soil and water management and 0.5 for nutrient management.
For additional details and to register, select here.