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Research Project: Agroecosystem Benefits from the Development and Application of New Management Technologies in Agricultural Watersheds

Location: Agroecosystems Management Research

Title: Right practice, right place: A conservation planning toolbox for meeting water quality goals in the Corn Belt

Author
item Mclellan, Eileen - ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE
item Schilling, Keith - UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
item Wolter, Calvin - IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
item Tomer, Mark
item Porter, Sarah
item Magner, Joseph - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
item Smith, Douglas
item Prokopy, Linda - PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/17/2018
Publication Date: 3/5/2018
Citation: Mclellan, E., Schilling, K.E., Wolter, C.F., Tomer, M.D., Porter, S.A., Magner, J.A., Smith, D.R., Prokopy, L.S. 2018. Right practice, right place: A conservation planning toolbox for meeting water quality goals in the Corn Belt. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 73(2):29A-34A.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: With increasing recognition that regional nutrient pollution problems will only be solved using edge-of-field and beyond-field practices, conservation planners now face the challenge of identifying the most appropriate practices and practice locations to deliver water quality outcomes. We have developed the Right Practice Right Place Toolbox to help planners address this challenge, linking “right practice” to “right place” at regional, watershed and field scales. Although this Toolbox has been developed for the Corn Belt, the guiding principle – identifying nutrient and water flowpaths and opportunities for nutrient processing – should be applicable to other regions experiencing regional water quality problems.