Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: ASA Section: Environmental Quality

Title: Nutrient Source Control at the Field, Farm and Watershed Scales (includes student competition)

Community Leader: Suduan Gao
Organizer: Samira H. Daroub
Moderators: Samira H. Daroub and Jennifer Cooper
Lead Community Sponsor: Nutrients and Environmental Quality Community
Community Cosponsor:
Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: best management practices, non-point source pollution, water quality and watershed

Session Description: Best Management Practices (BMPs) are employed in the US and elsewhere in the world to reduce Non-point source pollution and improve water quality. Non-point source pollution sources include urban stormwater, diffuse agricultural runoff from pastures and row crops, concentrated agricultural wastes from feedlots, etc. This session will focus on the state of the research regarding nutrient source (e.g., N and P) control on a field, farm and watershed scales in the US (e.g., Florida, Mississippi, Illinois, etc.) and elsewhere. The impact and factors impacting success of BMPs on reducing non-point source pollution, improving water quality will be explored.