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Main Title Regional Water Quality Impacts of Intensive Row-Crop Agriculture: A Lake Erie Basin Case Study.
Author Baker, D. B. ;
CORP Author Heidelberg Coll., Tiffin, OH. Water Quality Lab.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher c1985
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-805436; EPA/600/J-85/530;
Stock Number PB89-103634
Additional Subjects Agricultural products ; Water quality ; Nitrates ; Herbicides ; Contaminants ; Water pollution ; Soil conservation ; Erosion ; Lake Erie ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-103634 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/14/1989
Collation 9p
Intensive row-crop agriculture dominates land use in the northwestern Ohio River basins draining into Lake Erie. Detailed, long-term studies of water quality in these rivers reveal high unit-area P loads entering Lake Erie, even though gross erosion rates are relatively low. Concentrations of nitrate-N and currently used herbicides are also high from May through July, both in surface waters and in public water supplies derived therefrom. Conservation tillage could increase nitrate and herbicide contamination of area waters. The region's detailed baseline nutrient and herbicide data provide an opportunity to evaluate the effects of conservation tillage on a variety of water quality parameters. To separate weather-related from management-related effects, an ecosystem approach is advocated. (Copyright (c) Soil Conservation Society of America 1985.)