Robert Black

Farm: Black Farms

Watershed: Walnut Creek

Conservation Practices:

  • No-Till/Strip-Till
  • Nutrient Management
  • Grassed Waterways
  • Sub Surface Drainage with Control Structures
  • Cover Crops
  • Variable Rate Technology
  • Soil Sampling
  • Buffer Strips

Water Quality Improvement Summary:

There are currently three generations working to implement the best conservation management practices on Black Farms. The Blacks utilize sub-surface drainage with control structures that allow them to better manage the nutrients in their fields. Additionally, the Blacks employ grid soil sampling and variable rate technology to help them to understand when and where to efficiently and effectively apply fertilizer. Black Farms are doing more with less as they continue to implement innovative conservation practices on their farm.