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AUGUST 2020

Welcome to Conservation in Action NEWS, CTIC's e-newsletter. We'll share news about the Conservation Technology Information Center as well as stories on how our members and partners are helping farmers put conservation systems into practice.   Learn more about CTIC at our website...and if you've got a story to share, please contact us!

BEE FORAGING FACT SHEET RELEASED

A fact sheet written by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research ecologist Clint Otto used data from the Bee Integrated program, led by the Honey Bee Health Coalition and implemented by CTIC, to help detail which flower species are preferred by bees in the Prairie Pothole region. According to data from 244 sites in Minnesota and the Dakotas studied over five years, the top draws for both honey bees and native bee species include lacy phacelia, blue giant hyssop, stiff goldenrod, purple prairie clover, and wild bergamot. "It's great to see so many of the species included in the ...

BUILDING A MARKET FOR ECOYSYSTEM SERVICES IN OHIO

CTIC is spearheading a three-year program in the Western Lake Erie Basin to help farmers get paid for protecting the Maumee, Sandusky and Cedar Portage watersheds. Funded by the U.S. EPA's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the project will: Develop a market-driven incentive program for ecosystem services provided by farmers, with a primary focus on reducing loads of bioavailable phosphorus to Lake Erie Incentivize new conservation practices Reward long-time stewards Pilot the use of the Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS) as an efficient baseline and verification tool The program kicked off June 30 with a Zoom conference call that ...

Conservation in Action NEWS April 2020 - 2

April 2020 Welcome to Conservation in Action NEWS, CTIC's e-newsletter. We'll share news about the Conservation Technology Information Center as well as stories on how our members and partners are helping farmers put conservation systems into practice. If you've got a story you'd like to share, contact us! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the newsletter. NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hello Everyone, The start to a new decade has been a rocky one across the globe. With so much uncertainty, I took the opportunity to reflect on what we do know at this time in ...

Conservation in Action NEWS August 2020

Welcome   Hello everyone, The last few months I’ve been able to spend some substantial time on the Great Lakes— Michigan and Superior. On Lake Michigan, I’ve been spending time chasing salmon and trout and on Superior I was doing some camping, hiking, and scouting for the upcoming fall runs. The freshwater resources that stretch across the USA are truly remarkable. Over the past months, CTIC has been working with partners to develop a phosphorus trading program within two watersheds on another Great Lake, Lake Erie. As we’ve started to work with farmers ...

Conservation in Action NEWS March 2020

March 2020 Welcome to Conservation in Action NEWS, CTIC's e-newsletter. We'll share news about the Conservation Technology Information Center as well as stories on how our members and partners are helping farmers put conservation systems into practice. If you've got a story you'd like to share, contact us! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the newsletter. NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hello Everyone, The start to a new decade has been a rocky one across the globe. With so much uncertainty, I took the opportunity to reflect on what we do know at this time in ...

Conservation in Action NEWS October 2019

October 2019   Welcome to Conservation in Action, CTIC's new e-newsletter. We'll share news about the Conservation Technology Information Center as well as stories on how our members and partners are helping farmers put conservation systems into practice.   If you've got a story you'd like to share, contact us! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the newsletter.     A NOTE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   Hello everyone, this year has been exciting for CTIC. Over the past six months, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the history of our organization through ...

COVER CROP SURVEY TO LAUNCH AUGUST 19

Together with USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), CTIC has conducted the sixth National Cover Crop Survey. This year's survey delved into "planting green"—seeding a cash crop into a live, standing cover crop—and the effects of cover crops on planting dates during the unusually wet spring of 2019. Respondents included commodity growers as well as producers of horticulture crops. In all, 1,172 farmers from across the U.S. contributed their insight. Despite the extremely wet planting season, farmers in the survey reported modest increases in ...

OpTIS WEBINAR AVAILABLE ON CTIC WEBSITE

More than 300 scientists, conservationists, policymakers, farmers, agribusiness experts and others participated in an hour-long webinar on the Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS), which analyzes publicly available satellite imagery to track trends in tillage and cover crop use. The webinar—which is available for viewing on CTIC's website—included speakers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), CTIC, system developers Dagan, Inc., the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, University of Illinois, and John Deere. The speakers covered: An overview of OpTIS methodology Data results from 2005 through 2018 across the Corn Belt How to use the free, online data visualization tool How ...

VIRTUAL CONSERVATION IN ACTION TOUR, AUGUST 20

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we postponed our planned Conservation in Action Tour of California's famous Central and Napa valleys until August 2021...but we are creating a Virtual Conservation in Action Tour will be aired as part of the American Society of Agronomy's Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which will be held online August 18-20, 2020. The Virtual Conservation in Action Tour, under the theme "Making Conservation Stick," will feature two generations of conservation farmers in Edon, Ohio—Kenneth Vollmer, Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, and Ryan Sanders—and their Certified Crop Adviser, Clint Nester. A 15-minute video aired at 10:05 ...

WELCOME

Hello everyone, The last few months I’ve been able to spend some substantial time on the Great Lakes— Michigan and Superior. On Lake Michigan, I’ve been spending time chasing salmon and trout and on Superior I was doing some camping, hiking, and scouting for the upcoming fall runs. The freshwater resources that stretch across the USA are truly remarkable. Over the past months, CTIC has been working with partners to develop a phosphorus trading program within two watersheds on another Great Lake, Lake Erie. As we’ve started to work with farmers and ranchers ...