The Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters Initiative

gypsoil-ron-chamberlainThe series has been organized around the development of data-driven, region-specific case studies highlighting Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce nutrient exports to water resources. At the September 2014 Workshop, participants presented and discussed current nutrient management options, performance data, and their efficacy at multiple scales. In May 2015, the Hypoxia Task Force and SERA 46 Land Grant Universities established joint priorities including water management, agricultural training, and building watershed capacity to advance nutrient management. This was followed by the HSHW symposium which included more than a dozen technical practice presentations that addressed issues related to the natural, social and physical sciences associated with agricultural land management.

What is a Systems Approach to Nutrient Management?

The Workshop and Symposia are bringing together top researchers and representatives from multiple levels of government, the agricultural community, and environmental groups to tackle one of the most pressing natural resource issues of our time.

Goal

Develop implementable solutions coupling in-field, edge-of-field, and in-stream practices that are based on both on science and on what is practical for agricultural production. Focuses on the development of data-driven, region-specific case studies highlighting Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce nutrient exports to water resources