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Agriculture

 

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
  • Agriculture Network Information CenterOffSite Icon is a voluntary alliance and partnership of nearly 60 member Tractor, Drawinginstitutions and organizations working to offer quick and reliable access to quality agricultural information and sources. AgNIC is supported, in part, by the USDA’s National Agricultural Library (NAL) through provision of the AgNIC Secretariat and other program support.
  • Arizona NEMO Agricultural Best Management Practices ManualOffSite Icon
    Arizona NEMO is a charter member of the National NEMO Network. The mission of the NEMO Network is to help communities protect their natural resources while still accommodating growth. NEMO is concerned with any issue related to water quality or quantity in the state of Arizona. NEMO stands for Non-point Education for Municipal Officials
  • California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative Online Resource CenterOffSite Icon is a clearinghouse of information and resources on important on-farm practices for sound water management, many of which have been overlooked for their potential to help growers and ranchers thrive while being good stewards of the water that flows through farms. Follow the links below to access information on the listed practices, which each include an overview of the practice, the associated water savings, additional benefits, applicability in different production scenarios, case studies, and additional resources.
  • National Agricultural Law Center Water Law Database
    Water is at the heart of agriculture. Without water, crops and livestock would not be able to survive. Water used in agricultural production can come from surface waters, such as rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds, or from groundwater, such as an aquifer. The allocation of this important resource is left up to each state, with very little federal intervention. Each state has its own regulatory system to allocate both the surface waters and the groundwater in the state.  Many important legal issues are presented by the use of water in agriculture. This reading room will deal with quantity issues, such as, allocation, irrigation, and other problems common to agriculture's use of water.

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  • Smart Water Use on Your Farm or RanchAcrobat Icon PDFs (1 MB) 
    This publication by the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program details several management practices, with case examples of how each can be used to conserve water on your farm.
  • Subsurface Drip IrrigationOffSite Icon provides information and research on SDI from University of Arizona’s subsurface drip irrigation demonstration and research project.
  • U.S. EPA's Agricultural Management Practices for Water Quality Protection ModuleOffSite Icon 
    This web-based training unit introduces eight basic types of agricultural Best Management Practices that are suitable for reducing or minimizing water quality impacts, as part of an overall watershed approach. The module is based on two primary information sources: CORE 4, an outreach program for the agriculture community, developed by the CTIC for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and EPA's National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution, which is non-regulatory, national guidance for agriculture that is issued to help farmers reduce non-point source pollution.

 

Conservation Section Navigation Links

Use the above links to navigate the Conservation Section