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Understanding Predictors of Nutrient Management Practice Diversity in Midwestern Agriculture
Journal of Extension
  • Hanna Bates, Iowa State University
  • J. Gordon Arbuckle, Jr., Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
12-1-2017
Abstract

Agriculture's negative effect on water quality has become increasingly well documented. Farmers have a range of conservation practices available, yet rate of adoption is not optimal. Extension and other agricultural stakeholders play a key role in promotion of conservation practice adoption. We used survey data to examine relationships between farmers' integration in agricultural social networks and diversity of conservation practices used. Farmers who were more engaged in agricultural organizations and social networks tended to report greater diversity in nutrient best management practices. Conversely, less "connected" farmers reported less management practice diversity. Opportunities for Extension to engage with both groups exist.

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This article is published as Bates, Hanna, and J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. "Understanding Predictors of Nutrient Management Practice Diversity in Midwestern Agriculture." Journal of Extension 55, no. 6 (2017): 6FEA5. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Extension Journal, Inc.
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Hanna Bates and J. Gordon Arbuckle. "Understanding Predictors of Nutrient Management Practice Diversity in Midwestern Agriculture" Journal of Extension Vol. 55 Iss. 6 (2017) p. 6FEA5
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jgordon_arbuckle/61/