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  • Bulletins
    is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Bulletins Grants Systems Research Types of Grants Grant Deadlines Apply for a Grant Proposal Budget Checklist Writing Your Grant Managing Your Grant Submitting Grant Reports Funded Grants in Your State Search Grant Projects Search the Database Grant Project Products Funded Grants in Your State Special Project Reports Professional Development Program SARE in Your State Apply for a PDP Grant State Ag Coordinators Funded Grants in Your State Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Educational Resources Books Bulletins Courses and Curricula Fact Sheets From the Field Multimedia Newsletters SARE Project Products SSARE Snapshots SARE Biennial Reports SANET SARE Program Materials Topic Rooms News and Media Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home Educational Resources Bulletins Bulletins Bulletins Based on latest research and SARE results bulletins are excellent resources for the how to s and success stories of innovative agricultural practices Curious about a particular topic Search all SARE products in the Learning Center View All Bulletins Southern SARE Bulletins Bulletins highlighting Southern SARE projects on individual topics can be ordered or downloaded and printed for distribution at meetings and conferences National SARE Bulletins SARE s 12 to 32 page bulletins cover topics ranging from clean energy farming to rangeland management to pastured poultry Have you read this bulletin Clean Energy Farming Type Bulletin Clean Energy Farming Cutting Costs Improving Efficiencies Harnessing Renewables features innovative SARE funded research and examples of farmers who are improving energy efficiency

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  • Courses and Curricula
    Reports SANET SARE Program Materials Topic Rooms News and Media Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home Educational Resources Courses and Curricula Courses and Curricula Courses and Curricula Below is a selection of SARE funded courses and curricula Find more sustainable agriculture courses and curricula in the Learning Center Living on the Land Stewardship for Small Acreages Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product One of the most comprehensive and adaptable curricula in the country for training natural resource professionals to in turn teach small acreage landowners how to care for their soil air and water while maximizing the land s value National Continuing Education Program Type Online Course Curriculum This program is designed for Cooperative Extension and Natural Resource Conservation Service personnel and is also open to farmers ranchers and other agricultural professionals nationwide It emphasizes core concepts and a basic understanding of sustainable agriculture its goals and its relevance to every farming and ranching operation large or small The core of the national continuing education program is a series of three online courses Take them now Organic Horticulture Training for the Southeast Type Southern SARE Grantee Produced Info Product An interactive website to help ag professionals develop successful organic education programs People of the Land Sustaining American Indian Agriculture in Idaho Nevada Oregon and Washington Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This Extension educator curriculum focuses on successful strategies for increasing the adoption of sustainable practices on reservation lands Download File 25 02 MB Southern SARE s

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  • Fact Sheets
    who have concerns regarding spray drift Download File 710 15 kB Cost Effective Asian Pear Thinning for Productivity and Fruit Quality Type Fact Sheet This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to plant growth regulators and directions on how to use MaxCel as a crop thinner for Asian pears to reduce the cost of hand thinning while also delivering fruit yields and sizes comparable to those of untreated hand thinned control trees Download File 2 33 MB Cultural Practices for Root Knot and Root Lesion Nematode Suppression in Vegetable Crop Rotations Type Fact Sheet This publication discusses the use of non host crops sorghum sudangrass and castor bean grown as cover crops RKN resistant crops and the application of poultry litter PL and PL compost to manage RKN and root lesion nematode Download File 329 22 kB Online Text Version Ecological Management of Key Arthropod Pests in Northeast Apple Orchards Type Fact Sheet Apples are an important crop in the Northeast grown for both fresh market and processing Growers have a challenging task managing insects mites and diseases By some estimates growers may spend up to 25 percent of their production costs on pest management This technical bulletin outlines strategies developed from SARE funded projects in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania including biologically based pest control orchard architecture and development of materials approved for organic production Download File 1 01 MB Integrated Pest Management for Varroa Destructor in the Northeastern United States using Drone Brood Removal and Formic Acid Type Fact Sheet This bulletin focuses on the management of the parasitic honey bee mite Varroa destructor V destructor in the northeastern U S It contains information that will allow a beekeeper to 1 identify V destructor 2 recognize the symptoms of mite infestation 3 determine pest densities and 4 implement an effective IPM program for keeping mite populations below the economic injury level Download File 559 86 kB Online Text Version In House Composting in High Rise Caged Layer Facilities Type Fact Sheet This fact sheet describes research on composting manure inside of the buildings housing laying hens Research showed that the addition of a carbon source coupled with frequent aeration of compost in a layer house produced temperatures high enough to inhibit fly reproduction in the material and odor problems are diminished Download File 412 08 kB Online Text Version Organic Insect Management in Sweet Corn Scouting thresholds and management methods for key caterpillar pests Type Fact Sheet This fact sheet discusses an integrated strategy for controlling three caterpillar species corn earworm European corn borer and fall armyworm using methods that meet current organic certification standards Any grower interested in methods that are safe for the applicator and the environment may be interested in this approach Download File 364 92 kB Online Text Version Polyculture and Reservoir Ranching Sustainable Aquaculture Strategies for Paddlefish Polyodon spathula Production Type Fact Sheet The purpose of this fact sheet is to describe two production systems polyculture and reservoir ranching that show promise of becoming popular

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  • From the Field
    is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home Educational Resources From the Field From the Field From the Field Short profiles of SARE funded research and education projects in action Curious about a particular topic Search all SARE products in the Learning Center Artificial Light Sources in Chicken Houses Increase Egg Laying in Hens During Fall and Winter Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile Artificial light added to coops mimics long days during periods of decreasing daylight Breeding Organic Corn Varieties to Resist GMO Contamination Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile Breeders with the University of Tennessee are developing organic corn varieties that cannot be contaminated by GMO corn genetically modified organisms via cross pollination Physical Pest Exclusion with Shade Cloth Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile Alabama farmer Will Mastin describes his experience using shade cloth on a high tunnel to protect crops from some pests Integrated Pest Management in Alabama Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile Organic vegetable growers in the Deep South face a constant battle with pests In Alabama new information is leading to better crop protection and more profitability thanks to the work of Ayanava Majumdar Alabama Extension entomologist and Southern SARE state coordinator As a SARE state coordinator Majumdar is tasked with bringing sustainable agriculture information to fellow Extension colleagues and local farmers Charleston Food Hub Brings Efficiency to the Market Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile With only 10 percent of produce eaten by South Carolinians grown in the state the local market for farmers and food hubs like GrowFood Carolina is considerable Multi State Resource Tool Addresses Small Ruminant Production Needs Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile A comprehensive small ruminant resource tool covering all manners of production planning marketing health and facilities has been developed to aid producers and the Extension agents who work with them in improving sheep and goat profitability and sustainability Southeastern Georgia Farmer Partnering with Extension Shows the Way to Better Soil Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile Farmer Jonny Harris and University of Georgia researchers are validating what he has known for years that cover crops improve his soil and his bottom line The Lucrative Sweet Potato Takes Root Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile Extension agents in two states are helping farmers cash in on sweet potatoes in Kentucky by diversifying to include the high value specialty crop and in Mississippi by pursuing organic production Thousands Trained in Renewable Energy and Efficiency Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile Information shared during a three day training for Extension professionals on renewable energy topics including biofuels energy efficiency and wind and solar energy has benefited thousands of farmers in the South Much Needed Help for Georgia s Growing Pasture Based Dairy Industry Type Southern SARE From the Field Profile University of Georgia researchers are developing a wealth of resources on nutrient management forage selection rotational strategies and other topics

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  • Multimedia
    Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Multimedia Grants Systems Research Types of Grants Grant Deadlines Apply for a Grant Proposal Budget Checklist Writing Your Grant Managing Your Grant Submitting Grant Reports Funded Grants in Your State Search Grant Projects Search the Database Grant Project Products Funded Grants in Your State Special Project Reports Professional Development Program SARE in Your State Apply for a PDP Grant State Ag Coordinators Funded Grants in Your State Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Educational Resources Books Bulletins Courses and Curricula Fact Sheets From the Field Multimedia Newsletters SARE Project Products SSARE Snapshots SARE Biennial Reports SANET SARE Program Materials Topic Rooms News and Media Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home Educational Resources Multimedia Multimedia Multimedia Below is a selection of SARE funded videos Find more sustainable agriculture videos and webinars in the Learning Center Chefs A Field Type Multimedia A public television program partly supported by SARE features the talents of the nation s most acclaimed chefs and the farmers they rely upon Videos From the Field A series of how to videos showcasing production and marketing practices used by some of the nation s most successful sustainable farmers and ranchers American Society of Agronomy Cover Crops Webinar Series This four part series included webinars on improving soil health and maximizing yields integrating livestock and manure seed selection and planting and management and termination Southern SARE Multimedia

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  • Newsletters
    List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Newsletters Grants Systems Research Types of Grants Grant Deadlines Apply for a Grant Proposal Budget Checklist Writing Your Grant Managing Your Grant Submitting Grant Reports Funded Grants in Your State Search Grant Projects Search the Database Grant Project Products Funded Grants in Your State Special Project Reports Professional Development Program SARE in Your State Apply for a PDP Grant State Ag Coordinators Funded Grants in Your State Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Educational Resources Books Bulletins Courses and Curricula Fact Sheets From the Field Multimedia Newsletters SARE Project Products SSARE Snapshots SARE Biennial Reports SANET SARE Program Materials Topic Rooms News and Media Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home Educational Resources Newsletters Newsletters Newsletters Profiles and updates on grant deadlines what s been funded regional events and more Curious about a particular topic Search all SARE products in the Learning Center North Central Region SARE Newsletters Profiles and updates on grant deadlines what s been funded regional events and more Northeast SARE Newsletters Innovations is published three times a year as a print newsletter and as an e letter Western SARE Newsletters Profiles and updates on grant deadlines what s been funded regional events and more Southern SARE s Common Ground Newsletters View current

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  • SARE Project Products
    Research Types of Grants Grant Deadlines Apply for a Grant Proposal Budget Checklist Writing Your Grant Managing Your Grant Submitting Grant Reports Funded Grants in Your State Search Grant Projects Search the Database Grant Project Products Funded Grants in Your State Special Project Reports Professional Development Program SARE in Your State Apply for a PDP Grant State Ag Coordinators Funded Grants in Your State Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Educational Resources Books Bulletins Courses and Curricula Fact Sheets From the Field Multimedia Newsletters SARE Project Products SSARE Snapshots SARE Biennial Reports SANET SARE Program Materials Topic Rooms News and Media Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home Educational Resources SARE Project Products SARE Project Products SARE Project Products This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture U S Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education SARE program Any opinions findings conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author s and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U S Department of Agriculture or SARE Curious about a particular topic Search all SARE products in the Learning Center Books Manuals and Training Guides Books manuals training guides and diagnostic tools developed from Southern SARE grant funded sustainable agriculture projects Fact Sheets Informational facts sheets on a variety of sustainable agriculture practices developed from Southern SARE grant funded projects Southern SARE Multimedia Videos highlighting sustainable agriculture practices developed from Southern SARE grant funded projects Websites

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  • SSARE Snapshots
    A M University Fort Valley State University Kentucky State University Langston University North Carolina A T University Prairie View A M University South Carolina State University Southern University Tennessee State University Tuskegee University University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Virginia State University We ve funded over 60 projects from 1890 institution principal investigators throughout the Southern region with topics ranging from goat production to direct marketing to specialty crops In addition 1890 institutions have collaborated with researchers Extension agents farmers NGOs and other ag professionals on countless SSARE funded sustainable ag projects SNAPSHOTS highlights these research efforts from our 1890 land grant partners and with minority limited resource farmers SNAPSHOTS 2015 Report Type Southern SARE Snapshot A collection of Southern SARE funded 1890 land grant projects updated for 2015 Download File 3 34 MB SNAPSHOTS 2014 Report Type Snapshot A collection of Southern SARE funded 1890 land grant projects updated through 2014 Download File 2 65 MB 2005 Snapshots Type Snapshot The 2005 edition of Snapshots It includes 1890 projects on educator training Third Thursday Things and swine production Download File 146 57 kB 2006 Snapshots Type Snapshot The 2006 edition of Snapshots It includes 1890 projects on solar power for catfish pond aeration rural business development and African American Resettlement Communities Download File 1 02 MB 2007 Snapshots Type Snapshot The 2007 edition of Snapshots It includes 1890 projects on local food systems reaching out to limited resource and minority audiences tips on submitting a Producer Grant Download File 153 53 kB 2008 Snapshots Type Snapshot The 2008 edition of Snapshots It includes 1890 projects on grant writing pushing back poverty with sustainable ag and small ruminant research on intestinal parasites Download File 196 88 kB 2009 Snapshots Type Snapshot The 2009 edition of Snapshots It includes 1890 projects on farmers markets in Texas pawpaws and training on marketing local meat and dairy products Download File 289 80 kB Cover Crops Control Weeds in Organic Production Type Southern SARE Snapshot Georgia farmers find cover crops control weeds specifically bermudagrass in organic vegetable crop production Download File 1 19 MB Improving Parasite Management in Multiple Livestock Species Type Snapshot Gastrointestinal nematodes GIN or worms infect all livestock species negatively influencing animal performance and survival and impairing farm profitability While integrated parasite management is becoming more common in small ruminants researchers with North Carolina A T University recognized a need to train Extension agents on such control methods and techniques to aid farmers who raise cattle horses swine and poultry Download File 869 17 kB Third Thursday Thing Showcases Sustainable Ag in Kentucky Type Snapshot A Kentucky State University program launched by a SSARE Professional Development Program grant to enhance sustainable ag efforts in Kentucky is going strong after nearly two decades Download File 872 76 kB Farmers Adopting Cover Crops in Sweet Potato Production Type Snapshot More farmers are incorporating cover crops in their sweet potato production after SSARE funded on farm trials conducted by University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

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