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Mitigating Agricultural Pollution of Fresh Water and Combating Climate Change by Restoring Soil Health Through Conservation and Organic Agricultural Practices

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Plowing, disking, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides have damaged the health of agricultural soils, resulting in reduced rainfall infiltration and storage, increased stormwater and pollutant runoff, degraded streams, and contaminated groundwater. This project measures how no-till seeding, multi-species cover cropping, and elimination of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides (in particular, neonicotinoids) can rejuvenate agricultural soils and protect water quality.

Funded by: Foundation Prince Albert II De Monaco

Principal Investigators: Melinda D. Daniels, Jinjun Kan, Diana Oviedo-Vargas, Marc Peipoch

Project Years: 2019, 2020