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Agricultural Pollution of Surface Water and Groundwater in Forest Nurseries

Potential water pollutants include pesticides and their degradates, nitrates, and phosphates which can be dissolved or carried as sediment in surface runoff or leach to groundwater. Nursery managers should assume that they have a problem, and become proactive by initiating testing and developing systematic water management plans. These plans must be specifically designed for each nursery, and should detail Best Management Practices that can reduce or even eliminate water discharges: source controls, cultural practices, control structures, and comprehensive measures.


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Author(s): Thomas D. Landis, Sally J. Campbell, Frederick Zensen

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1991

Event: Intermountain Forest Nursery Association
1991 - Park City, UT

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