Tag Archive for: Irrigation

Sunrise on Battlefield Lavender Farm

Battlefield Lavender Farm: Solar Powered Processing

By Chris Lent, NCAT Agriculture Specialist It's hot outside!…
Olive trees in a vineyard agroforestry system provide shade to Malbec vines below, protecting them from extreme heat and sunburn.

Agroforestry and Agrivoltaics: Two Appropriate Technologies for Smart Shade on Farms

By Katherine Favor Extreme heat is making news headlines across…

Buz Kloot: Seven Words that Sparked a Change

In 2013, Montana Highland Lamb had finally come to the conclusion that we were spending way too much on fertilizer for our irrigated pastures. Sure, they were producing more than six tons of grass dry matter per acre, but for what? We were not realizing any profit—the fertilizer manufacturer was. Somehow, we had to escape the immense gravitational bondage of more and more inputs. But how?
By Dave Scott, NCAT Livestock Specialist and Co-Owner of Montana Highland Lamb

Putting Your Garden to Rest: Soil Health Virtual Workshop

In this virtual workshop, NCAT Soil Specialist Nina Prater and…

Episode 176. Starting a Farm: Water Issues

This week’s episode of Voices from the Field is part of an…

Test Driving the New LandPKS Land Monitoring App

In my work on NCAT’s Soil for Water Project, I’ve tried a lot of different ways of monitoring land and soil health. For years, I’ve been hearing about LandPKS (Land Potential Knowledge System), a mobile app that has been under development by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) since 2013. I was excited to hear that a full version was released earlier this year, and a couple weeks ago I finally got around to installing the app on my phone and running it through some tests.
By Mike Morris, Director of NCAT’s Southwest Regional Office

Overgrazing and the Maturing of an Adaptive Grazing Thought Process

Close to 20 years ago, we noticed a discouraging event slowly unfolding on our pivot-irrigated pasture of 12 acres: The first 120 feet of the pasture starting from the pivot point was producing less and less grass in comparison to the remaining perimeter of the pivot.
By Dave Scott, NCAT Livestock Specialist

Infiltration Ring with Ray Archuleta

In this video, Ray Archuleta of the Soil Health Academy and Understanding…
swirling water in landscapeNCAT

Payments for Ecosystem Services. Part 3. Water Quality Trading

This webinar hosted by NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist…
soil moisture probe

Soil Health Principles – Application and Results of Investing in Your Soils

In this video, farmers Paul Kaiser and Ward Burroughs tell how…
Healthy soil and hands, USDA Flickr

Managing Soil and Irrigation for Drought

Well-managed soils infiltrate and store water (and nutrients)…
Ellie Fleshman of Fleshman Farms in Teton County Montana USDA NRCS Flickr CCUSDA NRCS Flickr

Tag Archive for: Irrigation

Sunrise on Battlefield Lavender Farm

Battlefield Lavender Farm: Solar Powered Processing

By Chris Lent, NCAT Agriculture Specialist It's hot outside!…
Olive trees in a vineyard agroforestry system provide shade to Malbec vines below, protecting them from extreme heat and sunburn.

Agroforestry and Agrivoltaics: Two Appropriate Technologies for Smart Shade on Farms

By Katherine Favor Extreme heat is making news headlines across…

Buz Kloot: Seven Words that Sparked a Change

In 2013, Montana Highland Lamb had finally come to the conclusion that we were spending way too much on fertilizer for our irrigated pastures. Sure, they were producing more than six tons of grass dry matter per acre, but for what? We were not realizing any profit—the fertilizer manufacturer was. Somehow, we had to escape the immense gravitational bondage of more and more inputs. But how?
By Dave Scott, NCAT Livestock Specialist and Co-Owner of Montana Highland Lamb

Putting Your Garden to Rest: Soil Health Virtual Workshop

In this virtual workshop, NCAT Soil Specialist Nina Prater and…

Episode 176. Starting a Farm: Water Issues

This week’s episode of Voices from the Field is part of an…

Test Driving the New LandPKS Land Monitoring App

In my work on NCAT’s Soil for Water Project, I’ve tried a lot of different ways of monitoring land and soil health. For years, I’ve been hearing about LandPKS (Land Potential Knowledge System), a mobile app that has been under development by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) since 2013. I was excited to hear that a full version was released earlier this year, and a couple weeks ago I finally got around to installing the app on my phone and running it through some tests.
By Mike Morris, Director of NCAT’s Southwest Regional Office

Overgrazing and the Maturing of an Adaptive Grazing Thought Process

Close to 20 years ago, we noticed a discouraging event slowly unfolding on our pivot-irrigated pasture of 12 acres: The first 120 feet of the pasture starting from the pivot point was producing less and less grass in comparison to the remaining perimeter of the pivot.
By Dave Scott, NCAT Livestock Specialist

Infiltration Ring with Ray Archuleta

In this video, Ray Archuleta of the Soil Health Academy and Understanding…
swirling water in landscapeNCAT

Payments for Ecosystem Services. Part 3. Water Quality Trading

This webinar hosted by NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist…
soil moisture probe

Soil Health Principles – Application and Results of Investing in Your Soils

In this video, farmers Paul Kaiser and Ward Burroughs tell how…
Healthy soil and hands, USDA Flickr

Managing Soil and Irrigation for Drought

Well-managed soils infiltrate and store water (and nutrients)…
Ellie Fleshman of Fleshman Farms in Teton County Montana USDA NRCS Flickr CCUSDA NRCS Flickr