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Evaluating agricultural best management practices in tile-drained subwatersheds of the Mackinaw River, Illinois

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2010

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Lemke, AM, Kirkham, KG, Lindenbaum, TT, Herbert, ME, Tear, TH, Perry, WL, and Herkert, JR, 2010, Evaluating agricultural best management practices in tile-drained subwatersheds of the Mackinaw River, Illinois: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 40, no. 4, p. 1215-1228.

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Best management practices (BMPs) are widely promoted in agricultural watersheds as a means of improving water quality and ameliorating altered hydrology. We used a paired watershed approach to evaluate whether focused outreach could increase BMP implementation rates and whether BMPs could induce watershed-scale (4000 ha) changes in nutrients, suspended sediment concentrations, or hydrology in an agricultural watershed in central Illinois. Land use was >90% row crop agriculture with extensive subsurface tile drainage. Outreach successfully increased BMP implementation rates for grassed waterways, stream buffers, and strip-tillage within the treatment watershed, which are designed to reduce surface runoff and soil erosion. No significant [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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