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Chesapeake Bay Goal Line 2025: Opportunities for Enhancing Agricultural Conservation

October 5, 2010
9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Over 120 individuals and experts met in Hunt Valley, MD on October 5 and 6 to discuss opportunities to enhance agricultural conservation by implementing best management practices in the upcoming state watershed implementation plans (WIPs). The conference brought together agricultural experts from inside and outside the watershed who discussed specific best management practices and agricultural conservation techniques that could reduce nutrient loads to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Speakers discussed managing nitrogen, phosphorus, dairy feed, ammonia and manure to reduce nutrient runoff from agricultural lands. Participants discussed which techniques were most likely ready for implementation and acceptance by both policy makers and individual producers. The steering committee is currently summarizing the results of these discussions in a conference report that will be given to the EPA and states following its completion. You can view speakers’ presentations via the links below.

Sponsor: Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee

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