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Main Title Chesapeake Bay area nutrient management programs : an overview /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher Printed by the Environmental Protection Agency for the Chesapeake Bay Program,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA-903-R-96-001; CBP/TRS-143/96
Stock Number PB96-147483
OCLC Number 36780293
Subjects Nutrient pollution of water--Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) ; Water quality management--Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
Additional Subjects Nutrients ; Water pollution control ; Watersheds ; Potomac River basin ; Agriculture ; Urban areas ; Runoff ; Leaching ; Chesapeake Bay
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 903/R-96-001 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/14/2011
EJDD  CB 00778 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 03/26/1999
NTIS  PB96-147483 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 7 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Agriculture has been identified as a major contributor of nutrients to the Chesapeake Bay in the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement. Under this agreement, the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and the District of Columbia committed to reduce nutrient loads to the Chesapeake Bay by 40 percent by the year 2000. These jurisdictions have made the implementation of agricultural nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control effective practice to reduce NPS pollution in the 1992 Baywide Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation and the 1995 'Cost Analysis for Nonpoint Source Control Strategies in the Chesapeake Basin'. Nutrient management is a pollution prevention practice that manages the rate, timing, and method of application of nutrients and minimizes their potential losses through runoff or leaching to groundwater. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are three essential plant nutrients used in significant amounts in intensive agricultural operations. These nutrients are important for satisfactory crop production but, if not managed properly, can easily move from farmland to ground and surface waters.
"March 1996." "CBP/TRS 143/96, EPA-903-R-96-001"--Cover.