AMES, Iowa—Soil erosion and how to control it is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, March 31 at noon.
Soil erosion negatively affects soil productively, water quality, economics and food security. These impacts will be amplified as a less friendly climate evolves, making soil conservation today critical for a food-secure tomorrow.
Determining when and where soil erosion occurs is critical to identifying best management options for limiting soil loss. Rick Cruse, professor at Iowa State University and director of the Iowa Water Center, will share examples of temporal soil loss patterns during the year, as well as locations most susceptible to soil loss. He will also illustrate the impact of spring planting time and production of biomass crops on soil erosion rates.
“Soil erosion has created more soil damage than most of us recognize,” said Cruse. “Understanding when and where this process is most serious can help us implement targeted conservation practices that can improve soil health while reducing soil degradation.”
Cruse’s primary research focus is soil erosion and he has years of experience addressing a wide range of soil management topics.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CDT on March 31:
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.