$40.00 USD

Water Quality: Management Fundamentals for Farmers

Understand more about how planting tree crops in agroforestry systems can help farmers slow runoff during extreme weather to protect soil health on their land and water quality in local streams and lakes. The deep root systems of trees filter nutrients out of the water, protecting clean water for communities downstream. This course reviews the water quality concerns that are compelling farmers to change their agricultural practices to include trees.

You will learn:

  • Types of agricultural water pollutants and their main sources
  • The impacts of water pollutants on water quality, human health, industry, and aquatic ecosystems
  • Which agroforestry systems are best at addressing specific water quality pollutants.
  • Guidelines used to design and manage agroforestry systems to optimize water quality impacts.