Examining soil health in hand

Rainfall Simulator: How Farming Practices Affect Soil Stability and Water Infiltration

In this video, Bill Chain of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation discusses production practices on five soil types with the help of a rainfall simulator. NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Lee Rinehart talks about the soil-health principles that build soil structure and water-holding capacity in agricultural soils. The discussion took place at the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance Field Day at Bupplyn Farm in York, Pennsylvania.

This video is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.

This video is also supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2019-38640-29878 through the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number SUB00002302. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.