Submitted to: Food and Fertilizer Technology Center Technical Bulletin
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/15/2006
Publication Date: 12/15/2006
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.