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BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMP)


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BMPs

Best Management Practices (BMPs) are farming methods that assure optimum plant growth and minimize adverse environmental effects. Some BMPs should be used on all cropping systems, whereas others are designed for specific circumstances. Some general examples of BMPs:

 
  • Access Road Improvement
  • Alternate Water Supply
  • Barnyard Runoff Management Systems
  • Conservation Tillage
  • Constructed Wetland
  • Contour Farming
  • Cover and Green Manure Crop
  • Critical Area Protection
  • Crop Rotation
  • Diversion
  • Fencing
  • Filter Strip
  • Integrated Pest Management

 

  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Milking Center Wastewater Treatment
  • Mulching - Vineyards, Orchards, Small Friuts
  • Nutrient Management
  • Nutrient/Sediment Control System
  • Pasture Management
  • Pathogen Management
  • Pesticide Management
  • Riparian Buffer Zone
  • Silage Leachate Control
  • Strip Cropping
  • Terrace
  • Waterway

 

No single set of BMPs applies in all situations. The BMPs presented here are for management on a wide variety of agricultural lands across the state. The best set of practices for a specific cropping situation will depend on individual circumstances. Ask your soil and water conservation district for assistance in planning and implementing new BMPs.   
Example Images and Descriptions

Access Roads:

Alternate Water Supply:

Barnyard:

Silage Leachate Collection and Filter Area:

Roof Runoff Management:

Stream Crossing and Animal Trails:

Milking Center Waste Collection:

                        

Use Exclusion and Fencing:

Manure Storage Concrete and Earthen: