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  2. Conservation Farming Everything You Need to Know About Begin

  3. Main Menu What Is Conservation Farming? The Origin Methods of Conservation Farming Why Do We Need Conservation Farming? The Quiz

  4. What Is Conservation Farming? Conservation farming is a system or practice which aims to conserve soil and water by using surface cover (mulch) to minimize runoff and erosion and improve the conditions for plant establishment and growth.

  5. What Is Conservation Farming? “Conservation Agriculture: Helping Small Farmers” Watch this short YouTube video on Conservation Farming!

  6. The Origin Conservation farming was first introduced in the 1940’s in Nebraska

  7. The Origin • Mulch was used to control wind erosion • Crop and pasture rotations using No tillage, Minimum tillage, and Integrated pest management were utilized in Nebraska

  8. Methods of Conservation Farming

  9. No-Tillage No tillage gets rid of all cultivation in favor of herbicides to remove soil disturbance except during time of planting

  10. Agroforestry Agroforestyis the production of seasonal crops along with long term production by trees within the same plot of land

  11. Trap Cropping Trap cropping is the planting of secondary plants to attract insects away from the main crops

  12. Crop/Pasture Rotation Crop and pasture rotation is using a new crop or altering the order of the crop in a plot of land from season to season

  13. Stubble Mulching Stubble mulching is using lightly tilled plant residue to prevent erosion from occurring and allow organic matter to grow in the soil

  14. Contour Farming Contour farming refers to farming and planting with the contour of the land, following the slopes to reduce erosion

  15. Biodynamic Farming Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach designed to create a relationship between soil, plant, and animal health

  16. Why Do We Need Conservation Farming? • lower soil temperatures & better establishment • increased planting opportunities & flexibility • reduced erosion & improved soil structure • improved infiltration & moisture efficiency • improved soil health & nutrient retention • lower machinery, labor & maintenance costs • more reliable yields

  17. So You Think You Know It All? You can OR Take the Quiz to see how much you learned! The Quiz

  18. 1. What is the definition of Conservation Farming? A. A system or practice that is put into place to create cleaner water for towns B. A system or practice which aims to conserve soil and water to minimize runoff and erosion C. Something that was made up to appease the government D. A system or practice that is used during wars to preserve resources

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  21. 2. Match this Conservation Farming Method to the correlating name A. Agroforestry B. Crop/Pasture Rotation C. Foresting D. Contour Farming

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  24. 3. Match the Conservation Farming Method to the correlating name A. Crop/Pasture Rotation B. Southern Field Farming C. No-Tillage D. Contour Farming

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  27. 4. Match the Conservation Farming Method to the correlating name A. Biodynamic Farming B. Mulching C. No-Tillage D. Trap Cropping

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  30. 5. Write a minimum of 150 words describing why we need Conservation Farming today. Finish

  31. You have successfully completed The Quiz! You can choose to review the materials you have learned OR You can retake The Quiz