The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC),a clearing-house of information on conservation farming practices, has launched its brand-new website at www.ctic.org. The easy-to-search,simple-to-navigate site contains thousands of documents and links toinformation on conservation farming systems.
- A searchable database from the Operational TillageInformation System (OpTIS), which uses satellite imagery to providedetailed data on tillage practices and cover crops at the county or watershed scale;
- Cover crop insight, including details of the economic and environmental benefits ofcover crops and the results of five annual farmer surveys on covercrop use;
- Tips on organizing watershed groupsand multi-stakeholder conservation efforts, including tips, analysis ofknowledge transfer, and ideas for creating effective demonstration plots;
- Real-world perspective on conservation farming practices, systems that help farmers build profitabilityand protect quality of their soil, water and the air.
[Thanks to the FAO COP on Conservation Agriculture]