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Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture: Water Quality

Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture: Water Quality

Category: 
Webinar
Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Participate to learn about the benefits of organic farming practices to water quality. Organic farming practices, such as the application of composted animal manure and the use of forage legumes and green manures within extended grain cropping rotations, can optimize soil nutrient release and plant nutrient uptake, and subsequently improve water quality. Well-managed organic systems rely mainly on slow-release forms of nutrients which reduce the risk of nutrient runoff and leaching. Enhanced soil structure, water infiltration, and nutrient retention also reduce the risk of groundwater pollution. This session will present scientific research examining the water quality benefits of organic farming practices. This webinar is the fourth in a four-part series exploring the environmental benefits of organic agriculture. This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. This webinar is the final session of a four-part series exploring the environmental benefits of organic agriculture.