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Home  >  Water Management  >   Protecting Water Quality on Organic Farms (Summary)

Protecting Water Quality on Organic Farms



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By Barbara Bellows

Published 2002

Updated 2002



36 pages

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While organic farms tend to have less nitrogen leaching, better nutrient holding ability, and less runoff and erosion, there can still be environmental concerns related to organic farming, in the areas of the transition period from conventional to organic, in nutrient management planning practices and from improper storage of manure or compost materials. This publication discusses strategies for preventing water pollution by addressing those concerns.

Table of Contents

Overview of Organic Practices that Protect Water Quality
How Organic Farms Sometimes Fail to Protect Water Quality
Nutrient Leaching and Runoff
Soil Erosion
Heavy Metals
Other Environmental Concerns
Selected Abstracts

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