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Time Lapse Photography of Crop Fields NRCS South Dakota

Background:

The Time Lapse project was initiated to help people understand how crop residues break down and the cycle of decomposition. The purpose was to address soil health topic of managing residue, specifically the issue of managing a farming system with abundant residue on fields without the use of tillage. Over several seasons, NRCS South Dakota contracted with Dakotalapse to install cameras at individual crop fields across the state to photographically document planting, crop growth, harvest, and the remaining residue as it breaks down over the winter and into the spring. Please note the field information for each site as you enjoy the video clips below.

Beresford

SD NRCS Flickr Beresford Album

2016 Notill Corn and Soybean 2016 Tilled Corn and Soybeans 2017 Notill Corn and Soybeans 2017 Tilled Soybeans and Oats
2016 Beresford SD Corn and Beans No Till (4:08 min) 2016 Beresford SD Corn and Beans Tilled (3:53 min) 2017 Beresford SD Soybeans and Corn No-till (5:25 min) 2017 Beresford SD Soybeans and Oats Tilled (5:33 min)

 

 

 

 

 

Brookings

SD NRCS Flickr Brookings Album 1, Album 2

2016 Fenceline with notill on left and tilled on right 2016 Tilled Corn 2016 notill soybeans 2017 Oats in Bean Stubble 2017 continuous corn
2016 Brookings, SD Fenceline No Till on left, Tilled on right (2:20 min) 2016 Brookings, SD Corn Tilled (4:31 min) 2016 Brookings SD Soybeans No Till (3:41 min) 2017 Brookings SD Oats in Bean Stubble Feb Aug No Till (5:14 min) 2017 Brookings SD Continuous Corn Tilled (4:32 min)

Chamberlain

SD NRCS Flickr Chamberlain Album

2017 notill soybeans
2016 Chamberlain, SD Soybeans No Till (1:43 min)

Cottonwood

SD NRCS Flickr Cottonwood Album

2016 Notill Winter Wheat 2017 Notill Milo
2016 Cottonwood, SD Winter Wheat No Till (4:10 min) 2017 Cottonwood SD Milo No Till (4:05 min)

Gettysburg

SD NRCS Flickr Gettysburg Album 1, Album 2, Album 3, Album 4

2016 Cover Crops and Grazing 2016 Corn Platform 2016 Corn Stripper 2017 corn in heavy cover crop residue    
2016 Gettysburg, SD Cover Crop and Graze (5:03 min) 2016 Gettysburg, SD Corn Platform Harvested Stubble (1:55 min) 2016 Gettysburg, SD Corn Stripper Header Harvested Stubble (2:12 min) 2017 Gettysburg, SD Corn on heavy cover crop residue No Till (3:22 min)    
2017 corn platform header 2017 corn stripper
2017 Gettysburg, SD Corn Platform Header Harvested Wheat Stubble No Till (3:12 min) 2017 Gettysburg, SD Corn Stripper Header Harvested Wheat Stubble No Till (3:02 min)

Kennebec

SD NRCS Flickr Kennebec Album 1, Album 2

2016 Notill corn 2017 Notill Spring Wheat 2017 Corn in Snow
2016 Kennebec SD Corn No Till (3:00 min) 2017 Kennebec SD Spring Wheat No Till (2:21 min)  2017 Kennebec Corn No Till (2:25 min)

Pierre

SD NRCS Flickr Pierre Album 1, Album 2

2016 Notill Corn and Milo 2017 Notill Peas

2016 Pierre, SD Corn and Milo No Till (5:32 min)

2017 Pierre, SD Peas No Till (3:04 min)

Redfield

SD NRCS Flickr Redfield Album

2017 Seeded Grass
2017 Redfield SD Seeded Grass (3:03 min)

Tilford

SD NRCS Flickr Tilford Album

2016 Notill Barley 2017 Notill Barley
2016 Tilford, SD Barley No Till (3:12 min) 2017 Tilford SD Barley No Till (2:53 min)

Vermillion

SD NRCS Flickr Vermillion Album

2016 Notill Corn 2017 Notill Soybeans
2016 Vermillion SD Corn No Till (4:31 min) 2017 Vermillion SD Soybeans No Till (5:35 min)