October 2020

AgEvidence: 40 years of data on conservation agriculture in the US Corn Belt 

Friday, October 9 | 12:00 – 1:00pm

TNC’s Global Soil Science and North America Agriculture teams are excited to announce the launch of AgEvidence, a data platform showing the impact of conservation agriculture practices on climate, water, soil health, and crop yields in the US Corn Belt.

We would like to invite you to a webinar on Friday, October 9th at 12 ET. This 1-hour webinar will introduce how AgEvidence works, how it can be used, and some of its key insights.

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AgEvidence is a database and visualization tool of nearly 300 peer-reviewed research papers from 1980 with more than 15,000 data points. The data visualization enables users to easily navigate and interpret data on the impact of conservation agriculture practices in the US Corn Belt. During the webinar, we will be joined by the following speakers who will share their perspectives on AgEvidence:

  • Stephen Wood, The Nature Conservancy (why AgEvidence was created)
  • Lesley Atwood, Science for Nature and People Partnership (how to use AgEvidence)
  • Emma Fuller, Granular (how the data and literature database can be used outside of AgEvidence)

There will also be a Q&A session with the presenters.

Please feel free to spread the word about the webinar.

OpTIS and DNDC Environmental Dynamics webinar

Friday, October 16 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Nature Conservancy, CTIC and Dagan would like to invite you to the second webinar in our OpTIS series—this one on how a variety of users are employing the DeNitrification-DeComposition (DNDC) model and OpTIS to estimate the influence of soil health practices on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics.

When the OpTIS data set—a ground-validated analysis of conservation adoption that spans 2005 to 2018 across most of the Corn Belt—is run through the DNDC model, it provides an outstanding depth of insight on the environmental effects of conservation farming practices adopted on watershed and landscape scales.

At the webinar on Friday, October 16 at 11a.m. Eastern time, we will be joined by:

  • Ward Smith, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
  • Steve Rozenzweig, General Mills
  • Debbie Reed, Ecosystem Service Market Consortium

In addition, Bill Salas of Dagan, Inc. will explore the possibilities and nuances of using DNDC to mine OpTIS data for insights into changes in soil carbon, nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching.

There will also be a Q&A session with the presenters.

Click here to register for the webinar. We appreciated your participation in our first OpTIS webinar and hope you will join us for a second productive and informative hour.