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Agronomy

High Tunnel extend the growing season in VermontAgronomy refers to the application of soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production. VT NRCS uses a variety of agronomic conservation practices to conserve natural resources such as soil erosion and water quality, increase crop yields and soil quality, and properly manage nutrients and pesticides.


Agronomic conservation practices include:
 

  • Conservation Crop Rotation (328)
  • Contour Buffer Strips (332)
  • Cover Crop (340) 
  • High Tunnel System (325)
  • Integrated Pest Management (595)
  • Prescribed Grazing (528)
  • Nutrient Management (590)
  • Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till ((329)
  • Stripcropping (585)
     

See the  Vermont NRCS Conservation Practice Webpage for more information related to conservation practice standards and practice information and job sheets.
 


Links: 

National NRCS Agronomy Web Page:
 

RUSLE2 (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation) Website: