A weekly blog for all things conservation
By: Kevin Brown, Agricultural Resource Specialist
Hopefully part 1 gave you some things to think about and maybe even got your blood boiling a little bit. That was my intention. I want you thinking about this and even thinking that maybe you can do something about it in your own little corner of the world. It really doesn’t take much to make a huge difference in some cases. Our goal, as homeowners AND business owners, should be that absolutely no rainwater leaves our properties, especially in normal rainfall events. NONE. I know it is easy to run inside while it is raining and just not realize, or maybe even care, where that rainwater is going. Well we should. Next time it rains, grab the rain suit and head outside. Take a stroll along your property and take note of what you see. Are you adding to the problem, or not? Is water leaving your property, or not? If it is, is there anything you can do about it?
An Excerpt from Pennsylvania’s Nutrient Management Program
Nutrient management traditionally has been concerned with optimizing the economic returns from nutrients used to produce a crop. More recently, nutrient management also has begun to address ways to minimize the negative impact of nutrients on the environment.
Programs such as the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Nutrient Management Act in Pennsylvania have focused attention on improving nutrient management on Commonwealth farms.
Various staff at the Bradford County Conservation District