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Environmental Benefits of Conservation on Cropland
Cropland conservation practices include soil management, water management, nutrient management, pest management,
and landscape management practices
The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) released Environmental Benefits of Conservation on Cropland: The Status of Our Knowledge. This 326-page book explores current knowledge about cropland conservation.
It examines what we do and don’t know about the environmental
effects of current conservation practices applied to cropland. The book includes chapters by leading experts on soil management, water management, nutrient management, pest management,
and landscape management practices. It addresses the environmental effects of conservation
practices related to water quality, soil quality, water conservation, and air quality. It provides guidance for conservationists who provide technical assistance to farmers. It offers important input for policymakers, especially with regard to Farm Bill policy. Finally, it presents the scientific foundation
for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), outlines a framework for future research, and serves as an educational reference and sourcebook.
The book is available for $49 from the Soil and Water Conservation Society store
Edited by Carolyn Allen