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Main Title Evaluating Nutrient and Sediment Losses from Agricultural Lands: Vegetative Filter Strips.
Author Dillaha, T. A. ; Reneau, R. B. ; Mostaghimi, S. ; Shanholtz, V. O. ; Magette, W. L. ;
CORP Author Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. ;Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Agricultural Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Year Published 1987
Report Number CBP/TRS-4/87;
Stock Number PB88-142872
Additional Subjects Filtration ; Runoff ; Sediment transport ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Erosion control ; Sedimentology ; Vegetation ; Agricultural engineering ; Chesapeake Bay ; Water pollution control ; Vegetative filter strips ; Nonpoint sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-142872 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 106p
The effectiveness of vegetative filter strips (VFS) in the removal of sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus from feedlot and cropland runoff was evaluated using a rainfall simulator. Artificially created rainfall was applied to nine experimental field plots with a vegetative filter strip located at the lower end of each plot. Water samples were collected at the bottom of each plot and analyzed for sediment and nutrient content. VFS with shallow uniform flow were effective in removing between 57 and 87% of suspended solids and soluble nutrients. VFS with concentrated flow were much less effective.