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 Management: Science, Laws and Regulations

Organizer: Leif Fixen
Moderator: Leif Fixen
Lead Community Sponsor: Nutrients and Environmental Quality Community
Cosponsor: ASA Section: Environmental Quality
Community Cosponsor:
Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: Nutrient Management Regulation

Session Description: With a growing demand and requirement for water quality improvements across the country, the nutrient management planning landscape is evolving from a voluntary best management practice to that of a regulatory requirement enforceable by local, state, and federal agencies.  This session will investigate:       Different regulatory approaches around the country; How 3rd party lawsuits are being used; What regulations mean for agronomists and farmers; Research opportunities / information gaps - How science is – or isn’t – being utilized; The economics of nutrient imbalances Farmer opportunities inside stiffer regulation - Water quality trading, cost-share programs.