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Agricultural Environmental Management

Pond with a farm buildings in the background.

USDANAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.

Searches for article citations in the NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) on environmental targeting of conservation practices and programs. The dynamic bibliography on Modeling and Water Resources may also have information relevant to targeting conservation practices. "Environmental targeting refers to the practice of directing program resources to lands where the greatest environmental benefit is generated for a given expenditure, or alternatively, specific environmental goals are achieved for the least cost." [Definition from: Economic Valuation of Environmental Benefits and the Targeting of Conservation Programs: The Case of the CRP.]

NAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.

Offers dynamic searches of the NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) article and book citations on nutrient management and its effects on erosion and sedimentation, nitrogen, pathogens, pesticides, phosphorus, and fish and wildlife.

Iowa State. Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

"The series - entitled "Nabbing Nitrates before water leaves the farm" - consists of 4 animated videos illustrating what happens below the ground to remove nitrates when the following conservation practices are implemented: Conservation Drainage, Riparian Forest Buffers, Working Wetlands, and Bioreactors." English and Spanish versions available.

USDA. Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Provides state conservation practice standards, localized to provide specific technical guidance for exact geographic locations. Tools may include databases, computer programs and electronic documents.

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Full text of practice standards for all NRCS conservation practices. Also provides associated work sheets and supplementary information where available.

USDA. Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Offers assistance to AFO owners and operators "to achieve their production and natural resource conservation goals through development and implementation of comprehensive nutrient management plans (CNMPs)."