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Leveraging Vegetated Practices to Enhance Crop Production & Improve Water Quality Webinar

Vegetated practices provide environmental and crop benefits (improved water quality, infiltration, pollination, yield, greenhouse gas (GHG) sequestration, reduced erosion, etc.) and can an inexpensive way to meet water quality regulatory requirements. Current science shows that non crop vegetation practices does not increase food safety risks from pathogens, and that bare ground buffers may not be a necessary mitigation measure. Learn …

Ag Order 4.0 Finalized: Implications for Nitrogen Management of Central Coast Vegetables

On April 15th, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (CCRWQCB) finalized and approved Ag Order 4.0. The new rulings affect several aspects of agricultural production such as buffer areas and discharge of pesticides to water ways. In this article we will focus on the impacts of Ag Order 4.0 on the use of nitrogen (N) fertilizers. New targets …

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