Agro-ecosystem resilience

Successful solutions

  • Developing new crop rotations and utilizing cover crops to build soil organic matter, reduce erosion, retain nutrients, and decrease insect and disease pressures.
  • Utilizing willow trees at the field/buffer zone interface to trap sediment and nutrients.
  • Reducing nutrient loading to surface water with wood chip bio-filters.
  • Developing new soil test indices to reduce phosphorus applications.