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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGING DAIRY FARMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND PROFIT

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

Title: Modeling to Target Conservation Practices: A Case Study

Authors
item VEITH, TAMERIA
item Hofer, Ernest - WALLKILL RIVER WATERSHED
item Sajdak, Nathaniel - WALLKILL RIVER WATERSHED

Submitted to: Technical Report
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 18, 2007
Publication Date: June 28, 2008
Citation: Veith, T.L., Hofer, E., Sajdak, N. 2008. Modeling to Target Conservation Practices: A Case Study. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Technical Paper. Paper #083662.

Interpretive Summary: An interpretive summary is not required.

Technical Abstract: Targeted placement of agricultural conservation practices within rural watersheds can significantly increase the cost-effectiveness of these nonpoint source pollution reduction measures. However, agricultural management decisions are made primarily at the farm-level, with confidentiality concerns and/or community financial resources limiting the practicalities of directly implementing watershed-level management decisions. In this study, watershed- and farm-level modeling are used in conjunction with active participation from the watershed management group to limit and focus areas of field study and conservation practice implementation. As a result, the cost-effectiveness of water quality improvements within and at the watershed level can be maximized.

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