Resources for “Sediment”

  • Spreading manure

    Controlling nutrient loss

    4 tips for controlling soil and nutrient loss. A link

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  • Conservation benefits of a grade stabilization structure

    A grade stabilization structure (GSS) is an on-farm conservation tool that can effectively decrease the amount of sediment and nutrient runoff entering nearby streams.

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  • Grass field

    An at-grade stabilization structure impact on runoff and suspended sediment

    We evaluated the ability of an at-grade stabilization structure (AGSS), designed as a conservation practice to reduce the amount of overland runoff and suspended sediment transported to the surface waters of an agricultural watershed.

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  • Precipitation-runoff relations and water quality characteristics at edge-of-field stations Discovery Farms and Pioneer Farms

    A cooperative study between the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Wisconsin (UW)–Madison Discovery Farms program (Discovery Farms), and the UW–Platteville Pioneer Farm program (Pioneer Farm). https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5008/pdf/sir2011-5008_web.pdf

  • Wisconsin map showing Dry Run Watershed (western) and Jersey Valley Watershed (south-central).

    Edge-of-field water quality in two Wisconsin watersheds

    For seven years, UW Discovery Farms monitored water quality in the Jersey Valley and Dry Run watersheds. See results from the studies in this final report.

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  • Tillage (or not) and Water Quality

    Tillage (or not) and Water Quality

    Discovery Farms programs of Wisconsin and Minnesota have collected water quality information from farms with tillage systems ranging from intensive to no-till. This document compares water quality data from farms with two pass tillage systems to farms with no-till systems.

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