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Addressing Agricultural NPS Pollution in the Arroyo Colorado Watershed through Continuing Education of Best Management Practices

Project Goals/Objectives:
•    Develop materials needed to educate agricultural producers focused on technical and financial information of best management  practices (BMPs) 
•    Deliver a focused education program on irrigation techniques and specifics to agricultural producers to increase adoption of BMPs
•    Educate agricultural producers on the economics of and various incentive programs available to help pay for BMPs 
•    Host field tours and demonstrations for agricultural producers to observe the effects of BMPs 
•    Increase the number of producers that participate in incentive programs and install BMPs 
•    Successfully host a soil testing campaign to encourage the reduction of fertilizer application

Project Location: Arroyo Colorado watershed in Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy Counties

Project Costs: Federal ($316,911); Non-Federal Match ($209,747); Total ($526,658)

Project Participant(s): TSSWCB, Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M- Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M AgriLife District 12 Research and Extension Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension- Department of Agricultural Economics, TSSWCB- Harlingen Regional Office

Project Workplan: 15-07

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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