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Water + Energy Progress Awards identify and spotlight innovations in energy efficiency and water conservation on Kansas farms and ranches.  We will continue to add resources with each new case study, so check back often!

Cover Crops for Clean Water

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

Soil and Water Conservation Survey


>> Category: Cover Crops 
>> Case Study: Gail Fuller 

Save Soil, Nutrients, Money with Cover Crops

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

References to SARE studies on the benefits of cover crops


>> Category: Soil HealthCover Crops 
>> Case Study: Dale Strickler Darrin Unruh Gail Fuller 

USDA NRCS, Soil Health Key Points

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

The NRCS campaign, “Unlock the Secrets of Soil,” focuses on the benefits and methods of improving soil health. Soil Health Key Points provides basic facts on soil health and provides a path to improving soil health and sustainability. A Soil Health Management plan is a great way to focus efforts. It saves energy by using less fuel and maximizing nutrient cycling. It saves water and increases drought tolerance through increased infiltration and water holding capacity. It improves income s


>> Category: Cover Crops 
>> Case Study: Dale Strickler Gail Fuller Darrin Unruh 

Cocktail Blends provide fall grazing, soil health

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

Cocktail Blends provide fall grazing, soil health
Beef Magazine



>> Category: Cover Crops 
>> Case Study: Gail Fuller 

Conservation Practices that Save: Crop Residue Management: Save ENERGY, Save MONEY

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

“Conservation tillage systems have at least 30 percent of last year’s crop residue on the soil at planting. Residue adequately controls erosion by both wind and water, among other conservation benefits.
A producer can save at least 3.5 gallons of fuel per acre by going from conventional tillage methods to no-till. At November 2005 diesel prices, this amounts to $7.70 per acre in production cost savings. On a farm with 1,000 acres of cropland, these savings add up to 3,500 gallons of


>> Category: Cover CropsNo-Till 
>> Case Study: Dale Strickler Darrin Unruh Gail Fuller 

USDA Cover Crop Fact sheet

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

USDA Cover Crop Fact sheet


>> Category: Cover Crops 
>> Case Study: Gail Fuller 

Managing Cover Crops in Conservation Tillage Systems

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013




>> Category: Cover CropsNo-Till 
>> Case Study: Dale Strickler Darrin Unruh Gail Fuller 

ARS Cover Crop Chart

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

ARS Cover Crop Chart


>> Category: Cover Crops 
>> Case Study: Gail Fuller 

2012-2013 Cover Crop Survey

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

The 2012-2013 Cover Crop Survey reports on 759 farmers who used cover crops on about 218,000 acres in 2012. The report covers the adoption, benefits, challenges, and yield impacts of cover crops.


>> Category: Cover Crops 
>> Case Study: Gail Fuller 

RMA Cover Crop Fact sheet

Date Added: Sep 03, 2013

RMA Cover Crop Fact sheet


>> Category: Cover Crops 
>> Case Study: Gail Fuller