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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE SITE-SPECIFIC SOIL AND CROP MANAGEMENT

Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

Title: Newly Developed Technologies for Soil and Water Conservation

Authors
item Sadler, Edward
item Sudduth, Kenneth
item Kitchen, Newell
item Lerch, Robert
item Kremer, Robert
item Vories, Earl

Submitted to: Food and Fertilizer Technology Center Technical Bulletin
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: December 15, 2006
Publication Date: December 15, 2006
Citation: Sadler, E.J., Sudduth, K.A., Kitchen, N.R., Lerch, R.N., Kremer, R.J., Vories, E.D. 2005. Newly Developed Technologies for Soil and Water Conservation, Extension 567, Food & Fertilizer Technology Center, P.O. Box 22-149 Taipei 106, Taiwan ROC. 2005.

Technical Abstract: Recent discoveries and technological innovations in the field of soil and water conservation can be traced to the works of our predecessors. In this paper, conservation is defined broadly, to include the quality of water lower in watersheds, and is discussed according to contaminants. Within-field source prevention and reduction practices as well as off-site mitigation practices are described. Examples concerning point, field, and watershed scale assessments of the status and trends of conservation practices are given. In conservation as in production, researchers are increasingly aware of within-field spatial variation. The authors agree that soil and water conservation holds a place of high importance in research priority and potential to help improve the state of our world.

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