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Title: Soil Quality Outreach


1
Soil Quality Outreach
  • Lesson 8

2
Objectives
  • Describe sources of available soil quality
    information.
  • Describe ways in which soil quality information
    can be disseminated to our customers.

3
Sources of Information
  • Soil Quality Institute Products
  • State of the Land Publications
  • Books and Journals
  • Research and Extension Publications
  • Internet

4
Soil Quality Test kit Guide
  • Test procedures
  • Interpretation information
  • MS Excel spreadsheets available for data entry
    and calculations
  • 82 pages

5
Soil Quality Card Design Guide
  • How to develop soil quality cards with local
    farmers
  • Focus group and consensus building techniques
  • 115 pages

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Soil Biology Primer
  • Soil Food Web and Soil Health,
  • Bacteria,
  • Fungi,
  • Protozoa,
  • Nematodes,
  • Arthropods,
  • Earthworms

8
Soil Quality-Soil Biology Technical Note
  • Erosion and Sedimentation on Construction Sites
  • Urban Soil Compaction
  • Heavy Metal Soil Contamination

9
Soil Quality-Urban Tech Notes
  • Erosion and Sedimentation on Construction Sites
  • Urban Soil Compaction
  • Heavy Metal Soil Contamination

10
Soil Quality-Agronomy Tech Notes
  • Cover and Green Manure Crop Benefits to Soil
    Quality
  • Conservation Crop Rotation Effects on Soil
    Quality
  • Effects of Residue Management, No-till on Soil
    Quality
  • Effect of Soil Quality on Nutrient Efficiency
  • Herbicides
  • Legumes and Soil Quality
  • Effects of Erosion on Soil Productivity Soil
    Quality

11
Soil Quality-Agronomy Tech Notes
  • Liming to Improve Soil Quality in Acid Soils
  • Managing Conservation Tillage
  • Sunn Hemp A Cover Crop for Southern and Tropical
    Farming Systems
  • Agricultural Management Effects on Earthworm
    Populations
  • Long-Term Agricultural Management Effects on Soil
    Carbon

12
Soil Quality-Agronomy Tech Notes
  • The Knife Roller (Crimper) An Alternative Kill
    Method for Cover Crops
  • Improving Soil Quality on the Southern Coastal
    Plain-One Farmers Experience
  • Soil Quality and Vegetable Production-One
    Farmers Experience

13
Soil Quality-Agronomy Tech Notes
  • Interpreting the Soil Conditioning Index A tool
    for measuring soil organic matter trends
  • Soil Compaction Detection, prevention
    alleviation
  • Sod-based Rotations A proven old practice to
    improve soil productivity

14
Other SQ Institute Publications
  • The Soil Quality Concept Book (1996)
  • Introduction to Microbiotic Crusts (1997)
  • Phosphorous in Agriculture (pamphlet)
  • Crop Residue Removal
    for Biomass Energy
    Production (2003)

15
Soil Quality Information Sheets
  • Soil Quality - Introduction (April 1996)
  • Indicators for Soil Quality Evaluation (April
    1996)
  • Organic Matter (April 1996)
  • Soil Crusts (April 1996)
  • Aggregate Stability (April 1996)
  • pH (May 1998)
  • Infiltration (May 1998)

16
Soil Quality Information Sheets
  • Soil Quality Resource Concerns
  • Soil Erosion (April 1996)
  • Sediment Deposition on Cropland (April 1996)
  • Compaction (April 1996)
  • Salinization (May 1998)
  • Pesticides (May 1998)
  • Available Water Capacity (May 1998)
  • Soil Biodiversity (May 1998)
  • Hydrophobicity (June 2000)

17
Rangeland Soil Quality Information Sheets
  • Introduction
  • Indicators
  • Organic Matter
  • Soil Biota
  • Infiltration
  • Compaction
  • Water erosion
  • Wind erosion
  • Physical And Biological Crusts
  • Aggregate Stability

18
Soil Quality Thunderbook
  • (Newly revised April 2004)
  • Do you need help organizing your soil quality
    information?

19
Guidelines for Soil Quality Assessment in
Conservation Planning
  • Incorporates soil quality assessment into the 9
    steps of conservation planning.

20
2001 Soil Planning Guide
21
State of The Land Publications
  • A Geography of Hope

Soil Erosion as a Proportion of the tolerable
rate (T), 1992
22
State Newsletters
  • NC Soil Quality Team Newsletter

23
Books on Soil Quality
  • Defining Soil Quality for a Sustainable
    Environment (1994)
  • Editors are J.W. Doran, D.C. Coleman, D.F.
    Bezdicek, and B.A. Stewart
  • Methods for Assessing Soil Quality (1996)
  • Editors are J.W. Doran and A.J. Jones

24
Books on Soil Quality
  • Soil Quality for crop production and ecosystem
    health (1997)
  • Editors are E.G. Gredorich and M.R. Carter
  • Soil Quality and Soil Erosion (1999)
  • Editor is R. Lal

25
Soil Management
  • Best management practices
  • Canadian
  • 1997
  • ISBN 0-778-2686
  • Managing Soil Quality
  • Management approaches to soil quality
    International authorship
  • 2003
  • ISBN 085199671X

26
Soil Quality and Biology
  • Biological Indicators of Soil Health (1997)
  • Editors are C. Pankhurst, B.M. Doube, and
    V.V.S.R. Gupta
  • Soil Biology Effects on Soil Quality(1994)
  • Editors are J.L. Hatfield and B.A. Stewart

27
Soil Quality and Organic Matter
  • Building Soils for Better Crops, 2nd Ed. (2000)
  • Authors are Fred Magdoff and Harold van Es
  • Stubble Over the Soil the vital role of plant
    residue in soil management to improve soil
    quality (1996)
  • Author is Carlos Crovetto Lamarca

28
Sources on Enhancement of Earthworms
  • Biology and Ecology of Earthworms (3rd ed.),
  • Edwards and Bohlen, Chapman and Hall, 1996
  • Biology of Earthworms
  • Edwards and Lofty, Chapman and Hall, 1977.
  • Earthworms and Crop Management
  • Eileen Kladivko, Purdue Univ. Cooperative
    Extension Service, 1993.

29
Sources on Enhancement of Earthworms
  • Earthworm Ecology and Biogeography in North
    America,
  • P.F. Hendrix, 1995, Lewis Publishers.
  • Earthworms, Their Ecology and relationships with
    soils and land use,
  • K.E. Lee, Academic Press, 1985.
  • The Farmers Earthworm Handbook,
  • Ernst, Lessiter Publications, 1995.

30
Internet - Soil Quality
  • Illinois Soil Quality Initiative
    http//www.aces.uiuc.edu/asap/resources/isqi/isqi
    .html
  • Soil Quality Institute
  • http//soils.usda.gov/sqi
  • World Wide Links to Soil Quality
    http//www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/soil/websites.htm
  • Soil Quality Website temporary server
    http//csltest.ait.iastate.edu/SoilQualityWebsite/
    home.htm

31
Internet - No Tillage
  • No-till Farmer http//www.lesspub.com/ntf/
  • Steve Groff (Cedar Meadow Farms)
    http//www.cedarmeadowfarm.com/
  • Dakota Lakes Research Farm http//www.dakotalakes.
    com/

32
Internet - Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Farming Connection http//www.ibiblio.
    org/farming-connection/index.html
  • Sustainable Vegetable Production in the South
    http//www.cals.ncsu.edu/sustainable/peet/
  • Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
    (ATTRA) http//www.attra.org/index.html
  • Sustainable Agriculture Research Education
    http//www.sare.org - SANET Listserv

33
Internet - Organizations
  • ARS Research Locations
    http//www.ars-grin.gov/ars/res.html
  • National Assc. Of Conservation Districts (NACD)
    http//www.nacdnet.org/pubaff/backyard.htm
  • Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
    http//www.ctic.purdue.edu/CTI
    C/CTIC.html
  • International Erosion Control Association
    http//ieca.org/

34
Opportunities to Disseminate Soil Quality
Information
  • Field office assistance
  • Field days and workshops
  • FFA Programs
  • Environmental Education Days
  • Ag in the classroom
  • Limited Resource Farmers
  • K-12
  • Envirothon, etc.

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Field Days
37
Field Days
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Field Days
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Workshops
41
Demonstrations
42
Classroom Training
43
Focus Groups and Study Circles
44
News Articles
Conservation Voices
New Farm Magazine
CTIC - Age Tech Notes
ND Water Magazine
Leopold Letter
45
FFA/4H
46
Environmental Education Days
47
K-12
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Instructor Notes
  • Give post-test
  • Review post-test answers
  • Course evaluation
  • Instructor evaluations
  • Handout course certificates
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