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Dust emission from cropland and rangeland is problematic in many areas, particularly where dry conditions and high wind velocities exist. Producers and specialists need a resource with in-depth solutions to specific dust and wind erosion problems. For a changing future, where uncertain climate and water supply conditions may prompt farmers to fallow increasing acreage of once-actively planted cropland, the Dust Mitigation Handbook comes as a timely resource.
FireCLIME VA is a tool designed to assess ecosystem vulnerability to the effects of fire and climate regime change. It also facilitates the comparison of different ecosystem management strategies under various climate scenarios for reducing the undesirable impacts of climate on wildfire regimes and of wildfire on natural ecosystems
The SW Climate Hub received funds to support economic impact assessments of the brutal 2018 drought, and the Hub is working with a team including the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah) and land grant universities to document economic impacts.
Promoting biodiversity on and off-farm, as well as below and above ground, is of utmost importance to agricultural production and Haycamp Farm subscribes to organic production methods that emphasize soil health and minimize off-farm inputs.
Research and management partnerships, such as the Great Basin Native Plant Program, are developing the much-needed knowledge to utilize key native forbs in restoration in the Great Basin and surrounding regions.
Federal crop insurance provides a financial safety net for farmers against insured perils such as drought, heat, and freeze. In this white paper, we analyze publicly-available Federal crop insurance data to understand how weather and climate-related perils…
LandPKS is a free mobile app that allows farmers, ranchers, gardeners and other land managers as well as K-12 and university students to easily identify their soil, access NRCS soil information, record their management and precipitation, and monitor soil…
LandPKS is a free modular mobile phone app connected to cloud-based storage, global databases, and models. It is comprised of three different modules: LandInfo, LandCover and LandManagement, with more modules planned for the future (SoilHealth and Biomass…