Riparian Management to Protect Water QualityProceedings of the 7th Integrated Crop Management Conference, Ames, IA, 1995
Document TypeConference Proceeding
Publication VersionPublished Version
AbstractThe agricultural landscape has four major sources of non-point source (NPS) pollutants. These are: 1) surface and subsurface runoff which carry sediment and agricultural chemicals to streams; 2) eroding streambanks which can contribute more than fifty percent of the sediment load to the stream; 3) field tile drain8 which contribute the highest concentrations of soluble agricultural chemicals to streams; and 4) livestock grazing of streamside or riparian areas which contribute to bank instability and add animal waste and pathogens to the water.
Copyright OwnerIowa State University
Citation InformationRichard C. Schultz and Thomas M. Isenhart. "Riparian Management to Protect Water Quality" Proceedings of the 7th Integrated Crop Management Conference, Ames, IA, 1995 (1995) p. 137 - 143
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