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Weed & Pest Management (IPM) Facts

What is it?

It's a comprehensive approach to fine tuning on-farm management of harmful weeds and pests. Today we have improved methods for control of weeds, insects and diseases. Management strategies that allow for better control, with minimum risk to the environment. Resistant plants, cultural controls, soil amendments, beneficial insects, natural enemies, barriers, physical treatments, behavioral disruptants,...More

Crop Nutrient Management Facts

What is it?

It is a system of crop production with little, if any, tillage. It increases the residue from the crop that
remains in the field after harvest through planting. This results in increased natural recycling of crop residues.

  • Used on 38% (109 million acres) of all U.S. cropland (293 million planted acres).
  • Goal is 50% (146 million acres) of the planted cropland in the U.S....More

Conservation Tillage Facts

What is it?

It is a system of crop production with little, if any, tillage. It increases the residue from the crop that remains
in the field after harvest through planting. This results in increased natural recycling of crop residues.

  • Used on 38% (109 million acres) of all U.S. cropland (293 million planted acres).
  • Goal is 50% (146 million acres) of the planted cropland...More

Conservation Buffer Facts

Conservation Buffers are small areas or strips of land in vegetation, designed to slow water runoff, provide
shelter and stabilize riparian areas. Strategically placed in the agricultural landscape, buffers can effectively mitigate
the movement of sediment, nutrients, and pesticides within farm fields. Buffers include: contour buffer strips, field
orders, filter strips, windbreaks, and wetlands....More