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Innovation in Agricultural Conservation for the Chesapeake Bay: Evaluating Progress and Addressing Future Challenges

Published: February 01, 2004

Available in digital format and hardcopy. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), in cooperation with the USDA and the Mid-Atlantic Water Quality Program, convened a forum on innovation in agricultural conservation in May 2003. Leading experts on various aspects of agricultural nutrient pollution control from the Bay region and beyond discussed current, emerging, and future practices, technologies, and policies that can help to achieve needed nutrient reduction goals within a sustainable agricultural system. Twenty-eight speakers and discussion leaders provided their vision for innovation, while discussion among scientists, engineers, economists, and practitioners broadened and diversified the vision. The forum included factors that influence the adoption of innovation and policies and approaches to implementing innovation. This White Paper identifies emerging science-based practices, programs, and policies that can be implemented within three years as well as developing efforts that will aid nutrient reduction within a 10-year timeframe, including the research and education necessary for that implementation.

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