3 research-based ways to cut runoff, boost water quality

how to cut runoffSouth Dakota State University scientists working on a project led by CFAES’s Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Environmental and Natural Resources, say no-till farming, cover crops and rotational grazing can help farmers reduce surface runoff to improve soil and water quality.

Data for their study, some 40 years’ worth, came from USDA and CFAES’s North Appalachian Experimental Watershed in Coshocton, Ohio.

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