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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Bootheel Ag Water Quality and Precise Application Project
Holmes, Bill
1993: St. Louis, MO
In an effort to apply prescription
farming techniques in the Missouri Bootheel, the Missouri Ag Water Quality and Precise Application Project, sponsored by the Bootheel Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, was funded and became operational in September of 1989. In general, the idea of prescription farming is to vary the application rates of inputs (pesticides, nutrients, irrigation, etc.) from point to point within a field, rather than using a single, average rate over the entire field. Applying inputs only where needed maximizes production efficiency and minimizes the possibility that over-applied chemicals (not utilized by crops) may contaminate ground or surface water.
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