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Title: Agricultural Best Management Practices


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Agricultural Best Management Practices
For Protecting Water Quality
Recommended by Georgia Soil and Water
Conservation Commission and approved by the EPD.
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Conservation Tillage Systems
Growing crops with minimum disturbance of the soil
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Contour Farming Terracing
Prevent water from running downhill by plowing
with the lands natural contour
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Stripcropping
Alternating crops in strips with sod
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Filter Strips
Sod or plants placed in areas where water runs
when it rains
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Grassed Waterways
A grassed channel in a field where water can be
channeled
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Cover Crops Crop Rotation
  • Crops planted on bare soil to reduce erosion
  • Growing crops in different places on a rotating
    schedule

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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Nutrient Management
Soil testing and fertilizer application to
prevent applying too many nutrients
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Integrated Pest Management
A total approach to managing crop pests to reduce
the use of pesticides
10
Agricultural Best Management Practices
Irrigation Water Management
Controlling amount of water applied to prevent
excess drawdown of aquifers and surface water
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Pasture Management
Managing animals and pasture grass to reduce
surface water contamination
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Agricultural Waste Management
Temporarily store manure for later application to
agricultural land
13
Agricultural Best Management Practices
Stream Crossings
Constructing fenced crossings with gravel bases
to permit livestock to cross at designated places
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Stream Buffers
Strips planted or natural vegetation maintained
on sides of streams
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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Critical Heavy Traffic Area Management
  • Plantings to stabilize highly erodable land
  • Gravel placed in areas where livestock travel
    routinely

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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Composting
Cooking dead birds and poultry manure in
compost piles
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