Discovery Farms (USGS # BQY12)


The USGS is cooperating with the Discovery Farms program to collect data to help understand agriculture’s impact on the environment and work with producers to evaluate ways to minimize their impact, while at the same time assuring that the producers stay economically viable.

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Reports and Documents
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5008
Journal of Soil and Conservation 66(5):303-312. Nutrients and sediment in surface runnoff from frozen agricultural fields were monitored within three small, adjacent basins at a no-till farm in southwest Wisconsin during four winters from 2003 to 2004 through 2006 to 2007.