Organic Conservation Training

Organic Conservation Training

Organic Conservation Training

This is a collaborative project to build the capacity of conservation professionals to assist organic and transitional farmers in planning and implementing conservation practices through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic Initiative. The following guides were created by Oregon Tilth for use by NRCS staff in the Western Region. Specific states covered are Idaho, Nevada, California, and Oregon.

Conservation Buffers

Conservation Buffers provides guidance on installing buffers in organic production systems to meet the USDA National Organic Program NOP regulations.

Resources for Conservation Planning on Organic and Transitioning-to-Organic Operations

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This document discusses existing tools and resources that support successful conservation planning on organic and transitioning to organic operations.

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Common NRCS Practices Related to Pest Management on Organic Farms

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This document demonstrates how certain NRCS practices that have primary resource protection benefits can also have significant Integrated Pest Management benefits to organic producers.

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Cover Crops in Organic Systems

These documents provide an overview of how the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS Cover Crop 340 conservation practice can be implemented on organic operations. Specific reports include Western Region, California, Idaho, and Oregon.

Nutrient Management Plans

These documents are instruction guides for creating and implementing a nutrient management plan on certified or transitioning organic lands. Specific reports include Western Region, California, Idaho, and Oregon.

 

2016 Annual Report

For the first time, we are sharing a yearly snapshot of our work. The stories provided here typify the creative, participatory and integrated research Western SARE annually funds – led by land grant institution researchers and graduate students, Extension and other ag professionals, and nonprofit leaders in full partnership with producers.