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- S.S. Knight; M.A. Locke; S. Smith
- Soil and Water Research v.8 no.3 pp. 113-123
- agricultural land; agricultural runoff; agricultural watersheds; alluvial plains; best management practices; conservation practices; conservation tillage; cover crops; farms; fish; groundwater; groundwater contamination; herbicide residues; herbicides; losses from soil; nitrate nitrogen; nonpoint source pollution; oxbow lakes; phosphorus; plankton; pollutants; pollution control; riparian areas; sediment transport; sediment yield; sediments; water quality; Mississippi River; United States
- ... Agricultural lands are considered to be a major source of nonpoint source pollutants such as sediment, pesticides and nutrients in the United States. Conservation practices have been tested for their effectiveness in reducing agricultural related pollutants on smaller scales, but farm watershed scale assessments of these practices are limited and few of these have evaluated the impacts on downstre ...
- Yuan, Y.; Bingner, R.L.; Rebich, R.A.
- Transactions of the ASAE 2001 v.44 no.5 pp. 1183-1190
- watersheds; crop production; crop management; cover crops; winter; pollution control; water pollution; erosion control; water erosion; sediment yield; simulation models; agricultural land; losses from soil; runoff; prediction; best management practices; nonpoint source pollution; Mississippi
- ... Sediment and its associated pollutants entering a water body can be very destructive to the health of that system. Best Management Practices (BMPs) can be used to reduce these pollutants, but understanding the most effective practices is very difficult. Watershed models are the most cost-effective tools to aid in the decision-making process of selecting the BMP that is most effective in reducing t ...