Agricultural Best Management
This publication provides information on the potentially negative impacts that
agriculture can have on soil and water quality, and some of the farming
practices that can minimize these impacts.
Protecting Your Water
This publication describes the roles that watershed and water source protection
and management play in providing good quality water for farm users, focusing on
principles important to small on-farm reservoirs known as dugouts.
Riparian Area Management
This publication provides information about the role of riparian areas in
maintaining good water quality and how the careful management of riparian areas
can provide sustainable forage for producers and improved water quality for all.
Direct Access Livestock Watering
This publication provides information on the impacts of direct watering of
livestock on water quality and some of the management alternatives that exist
for improving water quality by restricting animal access to water bodies.
Nutrient Management Planning
This publication provides information on the impact of plant nutrients on water
quality and how the careful management of nutrient inputs can mean economic
efficiency for producers and improved water quality for others.
Pest Management and Water Quality
This publication provides information on the impact of pesticides on water
quality and how the adoption of an Integrated Pest Management Plan can help
improve your bottom line and reduce environmental risks.
Winter Watering for Livestock
This publication provides information about the impacts of direct access
livestock watering on water quality. It also recommends some of the best
management practices to improve water quality and winter watering.
Soil Texture and Water Quality
This publication provides information about the connections between soil texture
and soil management practices that protect water quality.
Muskrat Control in Farm Dugouts
Muskrats can have a negative impact on water quality in farm dugouts. Muskrats
will often tunnel into the sides of dugouts to create burrows. Both tunnelling
and harvesting of plants for food disturb the sediments.
Robocow - Operation H20 - Robocow:
Operation H20 is an animated video in which on-farm environmental perils are
discovered and remedied by Robocow, the charismatic and enigmatic hero of the
series. In Operation H20 Robocow identifies and corrects agricultural practices
affecting surface water.
Robocow - The Aquifer Connection -
Robocow, the animated environmental advocate is back for a second stint on the
silver screen, ready to put more of her bovine bravado on display. But this time
her celebrated and sensitive ground-scan radar is tuned into an even deeper
dilemma - groundwater problems.