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Remote Sensing - Simulation Modeling for Agriculture and Water Management By Amor V.M. Ines
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Physically based, field scale agro-hydrological models provide a robust way to understand the cause-effect relationships of the interrelated variables in the soil-plant-atmosphere system. One... More > weakness of field scale models is their inability to account for the heterogeneity in a system (i.e. a hydrological domain) at the regional level. This is important to overcome because of its broad implications to water management studies. In this book, a methodology was developed to address this problem using Remote Sensing – Simulation Modeling approach.< Less
Remote Sensing - Simulation Modeling for Agriculture and Water Management By Amor V.M. Ines
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Physically based, field scale agro-hydrological models provide a robust way to understand the cause-effect relationships of the interrelated variables in the soil-plant-atmosphere system. One... More > weakness of field scale models is their inability to account for the heterogeneity in a system (i.e. a hydrological domain) at the regional level. This is important to overcome because of its broad implications to water management studies. In this book, a methodology was developed to address this problem using Remote Sensing – Simulation Modeling approach.< Less
Technical Guide to Managing Ground Water Resources By U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Ground water is the Nation’s principal reserve of fresh water and represents much of its potential future water supply. Ground water on National Forest System (NFS) lands is a major contributor... More > to flow in many streams and rivers and has a strong influence on the health and diversity of plant and animal species in forests, grasslands, riparian areas, lakes, wetlands, and cave systems. It also provides drinking water to hundreds of communities. Demands for safe drinking water and requirements to maintain healthy ecosystems are increasing, and complex social and scientific questions have arisen about how to assess and manage the water resources on NFS lands. This technical guide was developed to help address these issues. It describes the national ground water policy and provides management guidelines for the NFS.< Less
Sustainable agricultural practices in Minnesota By Roberto Miguel Rodriguez
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This study is an analysis of the sustainable agricultural practices of a convenience sample (n=101) of conventional family farmers in Minnesota, USA. The purpose of the research was to find out... More > whether these farmers were using sustainable agricultural practices, and what practices; and if they were not, if they planned to implement any sustainable practice in the next three years and which specific practices. The research tool was a written questionnaire. The sustainable agricultural practices referred to in the written questionnaire were crop rotation, no tillage or minimum, plowing under cover crops, leaving residues in the field after harvest, use of composted plant materials or animal manure as a form of soil enrichment, use of agroforestry: the combined use of trees, crops and animals, use of natural predators, integrated pest management, water management techniques or others.< Less
Crop Tree Management In Eastern Hardwoods (Color Edition) By U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Because many of today's landowners are interested in stewardship of the forest resource, they need their woodlots managed with a system they can understand and one that will accomplish varied goals.... More > Crop Tree Management was designed to facilitate communication with landowners and to fulfill a combination of stewardship goals. This publication will guide you, the forestland manager, in applying Crop Tree Management on private, non-industrial forests of the East. It describes how to manage individual crop trees for timber production, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, aesthetic enhancement, and water-quality maintenance. In contrast to traditional, single-purpose timber management practices, this system focuses on selecting and releasing trees that will yield multiple landowner benefits, including timber. It requires you to obtain a clear understanding of a landowner's property goals. Based on these, you establish objectives for each stand and develop criteria to guide your selection of individual crop tree< Less
Riparian Research and Management: Past, Present, Future: Volume 1 By U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Fifty years ago, riparian habitats were not recognized for their extensive and critical contributions to wildlife and the ecosystem function of watersheds. This changed as riparian values were... More > identified and documented, and the science of riparian ecology developed steadily. Papers in this volume range from the more mesic northwestern United States to the arid Southwest and Mexico. More than two dozen authors—most with decades of experience—review the origins of riparian science in the western United States, document what is currently known about riparian ecosystems, and project future needs. Topics are widespread and include: interactions with fire, climate change, and declining water; impacts from exotic species; unintended consequences of biological control; the role of small mammals; watershed response to beavers; watershed and riparian changes; changes below large dams; water birds of the Colorado River Delta; and terrestrial vertebrates of mesquite bosques.< Less
Guidelines for Soil Quality Assessment in Conservation Planning By U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Soil quality is the capacity of a specific kind of soil to function within natural or managed ecosystem boundaries to: • sustain plant and animal productivity • maintain or enhance water... More > and air quality • support human health and habitation Soil function describes what the soil does. Soil functions are: (1) sustaining biological activity, diversity, and productivity; (2) regulating and partitioning water and solute flow; (3) filtering and buffering, degrading, immobilizing, and detoxifying organic and inorganic materials, including industrial and municipal by-products and atmospheric deposition; (4) storing and cycling nutrients and other elements within the earth’s biosphere; and (5) providing support of socioeconomic structures and protection for archeological treasures associated with human habitation. (Seybold et al, 1998).< Less
Soil Quality Card Design Guide - A Guide To Develop Locally Adapted Conservation Tools By U.S. Department of Agriculture
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This Guide provides assistance to Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff and its conservation partners to collaboratively develop Soil Quality Cards with local farmers. Partners such as... More > Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), Cooperative Extension Service, state conservation agencies, and local groups assist in producing Cards that farmers and other land managers can use to assess soil quality on their land and implement management practices that ensure long-term soil productivity. To develop a process that enables NRCS and its conservation partners to design locally adapted Soil Quality Cards, the Soil Quality Institute worked with several university extension and research departments and enlisted the expertise of NRCS state and field staff across the country. The outcome is a participatory process through which farmers and conservationists learn together about soil quality and collaboratively develop assessment tools customized to local needs.< Less
Disaster Management and Tactics for 2012 By Eli Epstien
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Disaster Management and Tactics for 2012 Keep Your Family Prepared! How to Survive anywhere during a disaster and how to prepare! survival, disaster, hurricane, tsunami, military, nuclear, lack of... More > water, food storage, survival kits, earthquake, weather, deserted islands, salt water ,forests ,fires, animals and almost anything else you can think of! LARGE EASY TO READ PRINT! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! MAKES A FANTASTIC GIFT! A MUST HAVE FOR EVERYONE! LIFE SAVING INFORMATION AND ILLUSTRATIONS!< Less
Irrigated Agriculture, Energy, and Endangered Species in the Upper Klamath Basin: Evaluating Trade-Offs and Interconnections By Brent B. Boehlert
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This research assesses the impact of changes in ESA flow requirements and energy prices on the Upper Klamath Basin farm economy given variable levels of water trading flexibility and groundwater... More > availability. A mathematical programming and Geographic Information System (GIS) framework is used in which farm decisions are assumed to maximize net revenue subject to hydrological, institutional, economic, and agronomic constraints. The results suggest that greater development of basin groundwater resources and the institution of a flexible water bank may be sufficient to mitigate the majority of costs related to increased ESA flow requirements in future years.< Less

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