Madsen, John D.
The Contributions of Pesticides to Pest Management in Meeting the Global Need for Food Production by 2050
Crop protection is critical to the growth of healthy plants, the enhancement of the environment, and the production of healthy foods. Recognition of the critical role of crop protection in food production has been ignored and derided by some sectors.
Aquatic plants are often dealt with on a local scale, when in reality they impact wide areas outside of the traditional lake or river habitat. They can affect aesthetics, drainage, fishing, water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, flood control, human and animal health, hydropower generation, irrigation, navigation, recreation, and, ultimately, land values.
La evaluación de la salud de los afluentes en los paisajes agrícolas: Los impactos que tiene el cambio de manejo del suelo en la calidad del agua (QC)
This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (SP 31),Assessing the Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes: The Impacts of Land Management Change on Water Quality.
Assessing the Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes: The Impacts of Land Management Change on Water Quality
The Clean Water Act of 1987 states that the elimination of pollutant discharge into navigable water is a national goal. Agriculture has been identified repeatedly as a significant contributor of nonpoint source pollution to surface waters. Despite conservation efforts, water quality problems still exist; all agricultural states struggle with balancing productive landscapes and water quality.