One of the newer parts of a national soil conservation program is that Water and soil conservation methods may differ in one county from those in an adjoining county and in another region. Acting chief of the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kevin Norton says that's why these new innovation projects are spread out in many regions from New England to the Carolinas to Texas and Hawaii and more. The projects themselves focused on many different issues and practices. “Soil health, demonstration trials, cover crops, the management related activities that promote soil health. We are also working with projects that are focusing on irrigation, water management, conserving and applying the right amount of water to the crops at the right time in the most efficient way possible. Looking at precision agriculture, how that technology can reduce the application of nutrients and improve water quality.
Officials hope these projects will show producers the advantages of, for example, applying cover crops and the best way to do that in