Agricultural BMP Handbook for Minnesota 2017

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is pleased to present to you this 2017 update of the Agricultural BMP Handbook for Minnesota. The original 2012 publication was developed as a literature review of empirical research on the effectiveness of 30 Best Management Practices (BMPs) implemented in Minnesota, and was co-authored with Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. The Ag BMP Handbook included the following information for each practice: • Definition • Effectiveness estimates based on existing scientific literature • Costs and other economic considerations The Ag BMP Handbook is a living document that is updated to reference ongoing and current research (including research gaps) pertaining to the effectiveness of conservation practices in reducing sediment, pesticide, and nutrient losses. It is not intended to be a standards manual or replace the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
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Minnesota Department of Agriculture (St. Paul, Minnesota)
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Minnesota Department of Agriculture
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