Resources for “Watershed”

  • Map of geographical locations of monitoring stations in rock county

    Rock County Monitoring Report

    In 2014, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Discovery Farms began a multi-year monitoring study on two farms (four basins) within Rock County to determine how different cropping systems and management practices impact surface water quality.

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  • Business Case Study: Brey Cycle Farm

    The business case studies series is produced by the Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants program at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to highlight the environmental and financial benefits of conservation practices on farms in Wisconsin. This specific case study was created in partnership with Brey Cycle Farm, Tilth Agronomy and the Wisconsin Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). It evaluates the financial and conservation benefits of using managed intensive rotational grazing to raise heifers as part of the farm’s overall system.

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  • At-grade stabilization structure impact on surface water quality monitoring on an agricultural watershed

    Use of an at-grade stabilization structure (AGSS) as an additional conservation practice to contour strip cropping and no-tillage, proved to be successful in reducing organic and sediment-bound N and P within an agricultural watershed located in the DA.

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  • 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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  • A man taking soil samples in a corn field.

    Digging deeper into soil health

    Soil Health preliminary analysis

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  • Part of a farm field is shown with autumn trees in the background.

    Runoff differences between ag and non-ag land

    Monitoring results from four non-ag sites are compared to results from ag lands.

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  • Waterway landscape

    Field walkover guide: A practical on-farm conservation tool

    Inside: On-farm lessons learned, finding vulnerable areas, ways to adapt tillage, the waterway option, checking non-tilled areas, plus field management decision trees.

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