Welcome to the 2021 Virtual CTIC Conservation in Action Tour! This web resource contains our four 2021 virtual "tour stops," recordings of the live panel Q&A sessions held during the American Society of Agronomy's Sustainable Agronomy Conference, and bonus online content. We invite you to browse and explore the topics under each tab.
Carbon Farming: New Opportunities for Agriculture
Carbon Farming: New Opportunities Live Panel
Clemens Carbon Farm
Carbon in the Soil: Your Farm Retirement Account
Your Farm's Future: Carbon for the Long Term
More Carbon, Less Variation
Additionality and Permanence: Maintaining the Value of Carbon Credits
Verification: Maintaining and Sharing the Value of Carbon Credits
Beyond Sequestration: Avoidance of Emissions
Our understanding of how phosphorus contributes to algal blooms—like the infamous Lake Erie cyanobacteria explosions in recent years—continues to evolve. Tune into these videos to learn more about dissolved reactive phosphorus, P that is tightly bound to soil particles, and other contributors to eutrophication, and to see how innovative farmers, crop consultants and programs are helping tackle the challenges.
Phosphorus credits and BMPs to reduce off-farm nutrient flow
Phosphorus Credits and BMPs Live Panel
It's Dollar Signs and Water Quality
N vs. P: Impacts on Algae
Making P Available
No P on Corn for 6 Years
Pay Attention to What's Leaving This Farm
NTT: Field-Scale Modeling
Wheat Boosts Soil Health
Pollinator habitat can turn an unprofitable acre or odd corner into a world of good for honeybees, native pollinators, and other wildlife. The benefits are obvious for producers of fruit, nut and vegetable crops, which depend on pollinators for success. But studies indicate that bees and other pollinators may also boost yields in soybeans, too. Learn from farmers and beekeepers across the country—and Iowa State University entomologists and agronomists—how to create a win-win with pollinator habitat.
Creating Pollinator Habitat
Pollinator Habitat Live Panel
A Little Bit Goes A Long Way
Protecting Pollinator Habitat
Pick Your Prairie Mix
How To Establish Prairie Pollinator Habitat
Site Prep for Prairie Planting
Protecting the Prairie: No Problem
Connecting for Conservation
Sustainable agriculture is all about complex networks and systems, the relationships among crops, microbes in the soil, water, nutrients, climate, weather and more. Connecting for Conservation is about the human networks and systems that help inspire and inform people to put conservation on the ground and make it successful.