50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater
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Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson and Ed Giles
College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Illinois
This book provides research and management tips on ways you can cut back on pesticides and fertilizer without cutting yields, ways to determine which pesticides are less likely to leach, and ways to apply chemicals more efficiently. It also includes sections on chemical storage, wells, septic systems, livestock-waste management, irrigation, chemigation, water testing and water treatment. Sections of the book are divided in the following way: nitrogen; scouting; insecticides; herbicides; pesticide selection; pesticide application; pesticide disposal and storage; site conditions, wells and septic systems; water testing and treatment; miscellaneous; for more information; and farmer profiles. The profiles of farmers show that farming can be both environmentally and economically sound. The book has numerous photographs, illustrations, tables and graphs.
- Farm chemicals
- Livestock waste management
- Safe drinking water
- Underground storage tank