Agricultural Research Service scientists are part of a consortium that has received an $800,000 research grant to implement farming management practices that could improve water quality in the
The consortium received the funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation via its Chesapeake Bay Targeted Watersheds Grant Program.
The consortium includes ARS, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Caroline Soil Conservation District, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the University of Maryland-Extension Service, the
Agriculture is the primary land use in the
By implementing this program, the consortium estimates a short-term reduction of 30,000 pounds per year of potential nitrogen loading into the
ARS is the chief scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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