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Improving Nitrogen Management and Irrigation Practices Results in Efficiency and Yield

Name: Improving Nitrogen Management and Irrigation Practices Results in Efficiency and Yield

Location/Terrain: US SE Oregon and SW Idaho (Treasure Valley)

Crop(s): Onions, corn wheat, sugar beets, potatos, beans

Nutrient(s): Nitrogen and water (irrigation)

Rationale: Improve nitrogen use and increase yield output

Responses of Lake Macrophyte Beds Dominated by Eurasian Watermilfoil

Name: Responses of Lake Macrophyte Beds Dominated by Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum) to Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Agricultural Sub-Watersheds: Declines in Biomass but not Species Dominance

Location/Terrain: Conesus Lake, NY, USA

Crop(s): Livestock, row crops and others

Nutrient(s): Nitrogen and phosphorus

Rationale: To determine if agricultural BMPs could decrease Eurasian watermilfoil dominance

Management of Agricultural Practices Results in Declines of Filamentous Algae in the Lake Littoral

Name: Management of Agricultural Practices Results in Declines of Filamentous Algae in the Lake Littoral

Location/Terrain: Conesus Lake, NY, USA

Crop(s): Soybeans, livestock and cover crops

Nutrient(s): Nitrogen and phosphorus

Rationale: Decrease algae in lake littoral

Site-specific Soil Management for Improved Water Use Efficiency

Name: Site-specific Soil Management for Improved Water Use Efficiency

Location/Terrain: Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina

Crop(s): Cover Crops

Nutrient(s): Water Usage, Conservation Tillage/Erosion Control

Rationale: Improve crop water use efficiency through site-specific management

Payment for Ecosystems Service

Name: Payment for Ecosystems Service: Finding Long-term Market-based Solutions for Malawi’s Hydro-Electric Challenges

Location/Terrain: Upper and Middle Shire Basin, Malawi

Crop(s): Variety of unsustainable land use practices to produce predominantly maize, with limited cassava, pigeon pea and vegetable crops.

Nutrient(s): Sediment buildup from soil erosion and runoff

Rationale: Sediment buildup increases nutrients loads that speed the growth of invasive weeds and increases the operational risks of Malawi’s vital Nkula hydroelectric plant.

Gulf of Mexico Project

Name: Gulf of Mexico Project

Location/Terrain: Mississippi River Basin

Crop(s): Various crops grown along the Mississippi River

Nutrient(s): Nutrient overload from agricultural run off

Rationale: The aim of this project is to reduce the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico by addressing nutrient run off from agriculture intensive regions along the Mississippi

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