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Consistent use of nutrient management planning has been identified by USDA/NRCS as lacking on many farms in the USA (Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Assessment of the Effects of Conservation Practices on Cultivated Cropland in the Upper Mississippi River Basin). It has also been shown that all resource concerns are rarely achieved with a single conservation practice. Implementation of site specific nutrient management planning to minimize nutrient loss, conservation practices to control runoff, and practices to trap materials leaving the field should be utilized as a combination of efforts. In combination, these practices have the ability to reduce agricultural non-point source pollution and to enhance economically sustainable crop production. However, increased nutrient management practice implementation requires increased producer awareness and well informed crop advisers.
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Pagani, Agustin; Sawyer, John E.; and Mallarino, Antonio, "Site-Specific Nutrient Management: For Nutrient Management Planning To Improve Crop Production, Environmental Quality, and Economic Return" (2013). Extension and Outreach Publications. 116.
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