Regional effects of agricultural conservation practices on nutrient transport

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  • Authors: Garcia, Anna Maria; Alexander, Richard B.; Arnold, Jeffrey G.; Norfleet, Lee; White, Mike; Robertson, Dale M.; Schwarz, Gregory
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
  • Source: In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical Report SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 302 p.

Abstract

The Conservation Effects Assessment Program (CEAP), initiated by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has the goal of quantifying the environmental benefits of agricultural conservation practices. As part of this effort, detailed farmer surveys
were compiled to document the adoption of conservation practices. Survey data showed that up to 38 percent of cropland in the Upper Mississippi River basin is managed to reduce sediment, nutrient and pesticide loads from agricultural activities.

  • Citation: Garcia, Anna Maria; Alexander, Richard B.; Arnold, Jeffrey G.; Norfleet, Lee; White, Mike; Robertson, Dale M.; Schwarz, Gregory 2016. Regional effects of agricultural conservation practices on nutrient transport. In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical  Report  SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 1p.
  • Posted Date: April 6, 2016
  • Modified Date: May 26, 2016
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