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How Far Do We Go?

If an agricultural company bowed to pressure and demanded you produce “pollution-free food,” how would you handle it?
If an agricultural company bowed to pressure and demanded you produce “pollution-free food,” how would you handle it?
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No-Till, Covers May Hold Key To Easing Nutrient-Loading Issues

The success of no-till, cover crops and nutrient stewardship in Indiana’s Eagle Creek Watershed could serve as a blueprint for preserving farmland productivity without sacrificing water quality.
Farmers are increasingly faced with a daunting task: increasing crop yields for a growing world population while trying to minimize the impact of their management decisions on fragile watersheds.
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No-Till Not Phosphorus Culprit

As increased levels of dissolved phosphorus are identified as a major concern dealing with the increased algal blooms found in Lake Erie, some folks have been pointing a finger at no-till as the cause. Yet the facts regarding phosphorus runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin watershed near Toledo, Ohio, don't back up that argument.
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No-Till Not Phosphorus Culprit

As increased levels of dissolved phosphorus are identified as a major concern dealing with the increased algal blooms found in Lake Erie, some folks have been pointing a finger at no-till as the cause. Yet the facts regarding phosphorus runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin watershed near Toledo, Ohio, don't back up that argument.
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70 Times Less No-Till Runoff

Winter wheat is the main crop in the Pacific Northwest and growers normally seed around 2.2 million acres every fall. Yet year after year, an average of anywhere from 1.3 to 22.3 tons of silt loam soil erodes from every acre that is in wheat production.
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