Ambrose, N. E., Fitch, L., & Bateman, N. G. (2006) Finding 3

When working on riparian issues, employ multiple interactions and a mix of many extension methods to offer opportunities for diverse information and ideas and methods of providing them, and to meet individualized learning needs. Methods may include presentations, field days, workshops, individual landowner visits, riparian health inventories and reports, written materials, technical advice, and web site information on riparian areas and grazing management. Continue reading →

Andersson, L. (2004) Finding 1

When using predictive models to aid farmers in making a nutrient application decision:

  • confirm that predictive models have been tested with satisfactory results against field experiments.
  • confirm that the models show detectable reductions of nutrient leaching, as a consequence of implemented remedies.
  • provide results that consider the total environmental impact of a suggested measure, in order to show a more realistic evaluation of sources of nutrient load (e.g. provide results demonstrating the combined impact of all potential nutrients, rather than results predicting application impacts of one nutrient at a time).
  • provide simulations that are based on a specific climatic variable, such as air temperature, rather than general seasonal timing (early fall).
  • develop a system for presenting model uncertainties appropriate to use in stakeholder dialogues.

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