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Author Cestti, Rita.

Title Agriculture Non-Point Source Pollution Control : Good Management Practices---The Chesapeake Bay Experience
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 46 pages) : illustrations, map
Series World Bank working paper, 1726-5878 ; no. 7
World Bank e-Library.
World Bank working paper ; no. 7. 1726-5878
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Importance in Addressing Non-Point Source Pollution -- 3. On-Farm Best Management Practices -- Nutrient Management -- Conservation Tillage Systems -- Crop Rotation -- Strip Cropping System -- Cover Crops -- Terraces -- Diversions -- Grassed Waterways -- Waste Management Systems -- Animal Waste Storage Structures -- Poultry Mortality Composting -- Fertilizer or Nutrient Management -- Tree Planting or Riparian Forest Buffer -- Controlled Grazing -- 4. Effectiveness of Best Management Practices -- Nutrient and Sediment Removal Effectiveness -- Cost-Effectiveness -- Case Studies -- 5. Factors Affecting Farmers' Participation and Adoption of Best Management Practices -- Annex 1. Best Management Practices -- Annex 2. Simplified BMPs
Summary Annotation Over the last few decades the quality of many international water bodies has deteriorated, resulting in economic losses from declines in the fishing industry and in tourism, as well as a loss of biodiversity and health impacts from contaminated water. This deterioration has been caused by many factors including nutrient run-off from agriculture, insufficiently treated sewage, drainage of wetlands, coastal erosion, introduction of exotic species, eutrophication and inadequate resource management. One of the most significant sources of degradation has been form excessive discharge of nitrogen and phosphorus compounds (nutrients), due to the poor management practices used in agricultural, domestic and industrial activities. This publication aims to draw the attention of professionals and practitioners working in agricultural and environmental sectors to the experience and successes of the environmentally friendly good agricultural practices being used in the Chesapeake Bay Region of the United States to reduce nutrient loads in water
Annotation This publication aims to draw the attention of professionals and practitioners working in agricultural and environmental sectors to the experience and successes of the environmentally friendly good agricultural practices being used in the Chesapeake Bay Region of the United States to reduce nutrient loads in water
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-46)
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Best management practices (Pollution prevention) -- Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Nonpoint source pollution -- Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Water quality management -- Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Form Electronic book
Author Jung, Samira, 1962-
Srivastava, Jitendra, 1940-
LC no. 2003049715
ISBN 0821355236
1280084065
6610084068
9780821355237
9781280084065
9786610084067
Other Titles Agriculture nonpoint source pollution control