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Posted on November 7th, 2014 in Forestry, Plants, Ponds, Wildlife | No Comments »
Farm photo for Purdue Extension publication, Adoption of Agricultural Conservation Practices: Insights from Research and PracticeAgricultural educators, community organizers and others promoting environmental awareness can learn about the myths and realities of agricultural conservation from the perspective of a researcher, practitioner and student in a new Purdue Extension publication.

Adoption of Agricultural Conservation Practices: Insights from Research and Practice, developed by the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University, is available for free download from The Education Store.

The authors (Linda Prokopy, associate professor of Natural Resource Social Science; Dan Towery, Indiana Conservation Cropping System Initiative educator; and Nicholas Babin, postdoctoral research assistant in Forestry and Natural Resources) use academic studies and their own observations to address ways of motivating farmers to adopt environmentally-friendly farming practices.

To read the full article, visit Ag conservation publications available from Purdue Extension, Purdue Agriculture News.

Resources
Indiana Soils: Evaluation and Conservation Manual Review, The Education Store
Conservation Tillage and Water Quality, The Education Store
Optimizing Conservation Tillage Systems: Plant-to-Plant Uniformity is Essential for Optimum Yield in No-Till Cont. Corn, The Education Store

Linda Prokopy, Associate Professor of Natural Resource Social Science
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources


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