Videos and Webinars

Videos and Webinars

Videos and Webinars

A Sunn Hemp Cover Crop for Soil Health and Nematode Management

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

These University of Hawaii fact sheets and virtual field day explain how to use sunn hemp as a cover crop to control weeds, nematodes and other pests, add soil nutrients, prevent erosion, and contribute to a more robust and complex community of beneficial nematodes.

Anaerobic Digestion Webinar Series

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A series of five free webinars with Washington State University researchers and their collaborators sharing findings as they strive to quantify the climate, air, water, nutrient and economic impacts of integrating emerging, next-generation technologies within anaerobic digestion systems on U.S. dairies.

BioEarth Webinar Series

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A series of four free webinars with Washington State University researchers affiliated with the BioEarth research initiative sharing findings related to climate change impacts on Northwest U.S. water resources, nutrient cycling, and managed and natural ecosystems.

Biological Soil Crusts

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Cheryl McIntyre investigates the influence of biocrusts on the establishment of native perennial grasses and cheatgrass and the conditions under which biocrusts might make rangelands more resistant to exotic grass invasion, and thereby serve as a potential restoration tool for producers.

Building Soils in Alaska Communities

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Many Alaska communities have stated an interest in food production but perceive that a lack of adequate soils inhibits gardening. Most Alaskan producers confront related soil problems, such as thin root zones, nutrient-poor soils with low organic material contents, and some issues with permafrost. Despite the high cost of shipping, some producers actually import all of their garden soils from the continental United States on a barge, unaware that many of the necessary soil components can be found locally. This video demonstrates soil building and raised bed construction.

California Strawberry and Research on Compost for Strawberry Health

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

California strawberry production is at a pivotal point, struggling with new plant diseases due to the phase-out of the fumigant methyl bromide. This video explores the current issues facing strawberry growers in California and explains the use of compost to suppress disease and promote strawberry plant health.

Collaborative Grazing for Sage-Grouse: Centennial Valley

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This video portrays the Collaborative Grazing for Sage-Grouse Project in the Centennial Valley focusing on understanding how grazing management affects sage-grouse survival. Better understanding will be important to increasing sage-grouse populations.

Cover Crops in Dryland Cropping Systems

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Southeastern Utah Farmer Interview: Steve Barry

High Tunnel Specialty Crop Production in Colorado

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This hour-long webinar covers high tunnel and hoop house construction, summer and winter vegetable production and the economics of high tunnel production. It also identifies areas where additional research is needed to improve commercial production.

Incubator Land Management & Teaching Ecological Land Use Webinar

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A webinar for agricultural professionals to increase their ability to initiate, support, and develop farmer training programs, led by NIFTI and ALBA.

Integrating Traditional Foods with Aquaponics in the Desert Southwest

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Claudio Rodriguez takes you through the basics of aquaponic growing at Arevalos Farm in McNeal, AZ. Project partially funded by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Onion Systems Management Strategies for Crop Nutrition, Weeds, Thrips, and Iris Yellow Spot Virus

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Seven videos demonstrating project results and showcasing sustainable crop and pest management practices for onions were developed.

Oregon's Outback

Sustainable Rangeland Beef

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Oregon’s Outback is a Sustainable Rangeland-Based Beef Production Video Library that highlights best management practices for cow-calf producers and agricultural professionals.

Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This free online tool compares the nutrient value and cost of cover crops, organic and synthetic fertilizers and compost. Use this Excel Calculator to develop well balanced and cost effective nutrient management programs for your farm.

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Most County Extension Agents and Educators get questions related to wildlife pests. These may be for backyard wildlife pests or they may be related to traditional or organic farmers or ranchers. The purpose of this handbook is to provide information and access to materials to address the most common wildlife damage questions Extension Agents receive.

Saving Money & Improving Landscapes

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This multimedia project includes four video segments on the economics of behavior. They are: 1) Improve Rangeland Use and Profitability: Using Low Moisture Block to Extend the Grazing Season, 2) Reduce Feed Costs and Improve Feed Efficiency: Let Animals Mix their Own Diets, 3) Improve Rangeland Use and Profitability: Herding and Low Stress Handling, and 4) Cost Effective Weed Management: Training Cows to Eat Them.

Soil Management on Wyoming Farms and Ranches

Farmer Interviews

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

View this series of videos that highlights the innovative, profitable, and regenerative soil management practices of Wyoming farmers and ranchers. The videos provide a platform for sharing ideas and help show what is possible within the limits of climate, production systems, and soils. In response to “that won’t work here” they asked, “what is possible?” 

Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A quarterly newsletter and 24-minute video outlining this long-term systems project researching the transition to organic production.

Use of Compost for Horse Bedding

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

With Western SARE funding, the Snohomish Conservation District in Washington worked with seven commercial equine facilities in Snohomish County to trial the use of compost as horse stall bedding.

Visualizing Soil Properties

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This series of videos illustrating soil processes such erosion, runoff, and infiltration, as well as soil sampling procedures, can be used as a model for demonstrations in a classroom.

Western SARE Videos

Lectures, producer profiles and more from Western SARE projects and leaders.

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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.