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Using Soil Health Practices to Improve Water Quality

Event Date: 
Dec 10, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online Event
Presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Science and Technology National Technology Support Centers


Join to learn how modern agriculture practices can contribute to water quality issues and how soil health management systems can help alleviate water quality concerns

Soluble Reactive Phosphorus (SRP), nutrient and sediment runoff, and eutrophication leading to harmful algal blooms (HAB) are major water quality issues facing farmers. These problems are related to broken carbon-nitrogen-phosphorus (C-N-P) cycles associated with modern agriculture management practices. Soil P storage and plant availability including both inorganic and organic forms are important factors in keeping soluble nutrients and sediment on the land. Major causes of SRP in surface water (weather, tillage, rainwater pH, fertilizer practices) will be discussed. NRCS's four major soil health principles are a possible solution to keeping SRP on the land and out of surface water. Finally, the types of cover crops that will assist in keeping both sediment and soluble nutrients on the land will be discussed.

This webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. Contact Candy Thomas, Regional Soil Health Specialist, Soil Health Division for more information about this webinar.

Audio is Computer Broadcast only | Live captions

NOTE:  A "view" button will be available within one week of the live  presentation date to access the on-demand recording of this webinar.


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