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Potential Environmental Contamination From Conventional and Alternative Cropping Systems in Northeast Kansas

By Seungmo Koo and Penelope L. Diebel


Surface-water contamination from agricultural chemicals is a problem in northeast Kansas. The objective of this study is to compare potential atrazine, nitrogen, and sediment loadings from regional conventional and alternative cropping systems. Results indicate that several alternative systems have lower loading levels for atrazine and sediment than the conventional system, but higher loading levels for nitrogenalternative agriculture, nitrogen, atrazine, Crop Production/Industries, Environmental Economics and Policy,

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