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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Agricultural Pollution of Surface Water and Groundwater in Forest Nurseries
Thomas D. Landis, Sally Campbell, and Fred Zensen
1991: Park City, UT
Potential water pollutants include
pesticides and their degradates, nitrates, and phosphates
which can be dissolved or carried as sediment in surface
runoff or leach to groundwater. Nursery managers should
assume that they have a problem, and become proactive by
initiating testing and developing systematic water
management plans. These plans must be specifically designed
for each nursery, and should detail Best Management
Practices that can reduce or even eliminate water
discharges: source controls, cultural practices, control
structures, and comprehensive measures.
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