Approaches for Protecting Groundwater From Agricultural Threats

by Tamim M. Younos, Virginia Polytechnic Inst &, State Univ, United States,
Diana L. Weigmann, Virginia Polytechnic Inst &, State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: National Water Conference

Abstract: In general, major groundwater pollutants contributed from agricultural sources are nitrate-nitrogen from chemical and animal fertilizers and pesticides applied on farm products for pest, weed, and disease control. In this article, conventional and advanced techniques for preventing and minimizing the negative impacts of agricultural activities on groundwater are described.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Irrigation water | Hydrologic models | Pollutants | Groundwater | Water policy | Model tests

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