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    • Groundwater: What it is and How to Protect It 

      Trautmann, N.M.; Porter, K.S.; Wagenet, R.J. (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1985-12)
      This fact sheet provides an overview of what groundwater is, how it moves, how it can become contaminated, and what steps can be taken to protect groundwater quality.
    • Modern Agriculture: Its Effects on the Environment 

      Trautmann, N.M.; Porter, K.S.; Wagenet, R.J. (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1985)
      This fact sheet provides an historical perspective on U.S. agriculture, from colonial days through the agricultural revolution and discusses impacts of intensive farming on soil and water resources.
    • Nitrate: Health Effects in Drinking Water 

      McCasland, M.; Trautmann, N.M.; Wagenet, R.J. (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1985-12)
      Nitrate is one of the most common groundwater contaminants in rural areas. This fact sheet summarizes how nitrate affects human health, what types of people are most vulnerable, and what steps can be taken to minimize risk.
    • Nitrogen: The Essential Element 

      Trautmann, N.M.; Porter, K.S.; Wagenet, R.J. (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1989-11)
      Although nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth, overuse of nitrogen fertilizers leads to groundwater contamination. This fact sheet discusses ways to fertilize crops, not groundwater, and provides information ...
    • Pesticides and Groundwater: A Guide for the Pesticide User 

      Trautmann, N.M.; Porter, K.S.; Wagenet, R.J. (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1989-11)
      Many factors determine whether a pesticide will leach through soil and become a groundwater contaminant, including the pesticide?s chemical properties, the soil type, the depth to groundwater, and the pesticide management ...
    • Water and the Soil 

      Trautmann, N.M.; Porter, K.S.; Wagenet, R.J. (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1985-12)
      Soil/water interactions determine whether a septic system will drain properly, whether a basement will flood, and how successful a farmer?s harvest will be. This fact sheet summarizes how soil composition and management ...