Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 14 OF 26
|Main Title||Maryland agriculture and your watershed /|
|Author||Kutz, F. W. ; Garibay, R. ; West, B. ; Bottimore, D. ; Perryman, T.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III. ;Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3,|
|Subjects||Agriculture--Maryland--Statistics. ; Agricultural productivity--Maryland--Statistics. ; Watersheds--Maryland--Statistics. ; Crops--Maryland--Geographical distribution ; Livestock productivity--Maryland ; Agricultural chemicals--Maryland--Statistics ; Environmental monitoring--Maryland|
|Additional Subjects||Watershed management ; Agriculture ; Maryland ; Agricultural products ; Statistical data ; Farm crops ; Livestock ; Natural resources management ; Fertilizers ; Pesticides ; Land use ; Water quality ; Environmental impact|
|Collation||iv, 34 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm|
Using primarily 1995 State of Maryland agricultural statistics data, a new methodology was demonstrated with which State natural resource managers can analyze the areal extent of agricultural lands and production data on a watershed basis. The report organized major crop and livestock data onto the 19 United States Geological Survey hydrologic unit code 8-digit watersheds in Maryland. Organizing the data according to watersheds provides a different perspective on agricultural production, because it helps to understand the potential impacts within each Maryland watershed and potentially on a regional basis when watershed boundaries overlap state lines. Data on the overall extent of crop and livestock activity within each watershed are presented in order to provide a clearer understanding of each watershed.s agricultural intensity. Also information on fertilizer and pesticide use is provided to illustrate the context of issues surrounding environmental concerns and water quality. In addition, a discussion is presented on the programs and management practices being implemented in Maryland to reduce the impacts of agricultural production on the environment.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-30).
Using primarily 1995 State of Maryland agricultural statistics data, a new methodology was demonstrated with which State natural resource managers can analyze the areal extent of agricultural lands and production data on a watershed basis.