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2011-03-22 23:22:20

Field tests by University of Missouri scientists have backed up laboratory research indicating that buffer strips of grass and other plants can reduce the amount of herbicide and veterinary antibiotics in surface runoff from farm plots. Vegetative buffer strips have already proven effective in limiting erosion as well as reducing sediment and nutrients in runoff. The findings come amid concerns about the potential of veterinary antibiotics in surface water leading to the emergence of...

2010-06-21 15:32:47

Grassed waterways including compost filter socks reduce soil erosion and herbicide concentrations from fields Water runoff from cropped farm fields can contain large amounts of eroded soil as well as some of the fertilizer and herbicide. Expanding on existing conservation practices, a team of scientists has tested whether compost filters socks in grassed waterways would reduce sediment flow and retain dissolved chemicals in runoff. The researchers observed reduced sediment in a non-tilled...

2010-04-26 08:49:54

How water runoff and subsurface infiltration affect herbicide loss Grass buffer strips are commonly used in crop production to reduce herbicide runoff. These practices are encouraged through incentives, regulations or laws, and are effective at lowering herbicide concentration in runoff. However, subsurface filtration (under the buffer strips) is not as well documented, and neither are the effects of trees integrated into buffer strips with grasses. Understanding these effects is crucial as...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.