Farm Practices Series
In 2012 and 2013, the Farm Practices & Climate Change Adaptation research project studied the potential for six on-farm practices to reduce risk or increase resilience in a changing climate.
First, a framework was developed to evaluate the six selected practices. Then, information was collected from producers on 29 farms ranging in size, type and commodity. This data was used to assess the practices and to identify potential barriers to implementation or areas for further research.
Findings for each of the six practices were documented in the following reports:
- Conservation Tillage (3 MB pdf)
- Drainage (3 MB pdf)
- Management-Intensive Grazing (3 MB pdf)
- Nutrient Management (2 MB pdf)
- Shelterbelts (2 MB pdf)
- Water Storage (2 MB pdf)
A summary report (2 MB pdf) provided a detailed description of the research approach and presented additional findings and conclusions not included in the individual practice summary documents.