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    • A producer-led framework to assess water sustainability in agriculture: The NISA example 

      Colquhoun, Jed (NABC, 2012)
      Great strides could be made in sustainable natural-resource use from agricultural and societal standpoints with a few relatively simple choices. From an agricultural standpoint, if the goal is to reduce water use and crop ...
    • Agricultural management, water quality and ecology: Putting practice into policy 

      Sharpley, Andrew; Jarvie, Helen (NABC, 2012)
      Point sources of water-quality impairment have been reduced due to their ease of identification and the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972. However, water-quality problems remain, and as further point-source control ...
    • Agriculture and sustainable practices: Protecting water quality 

      Osmond, D.; Meals, D.; Hoag, D.; Arabi, M.; Luloff, A.; McFarland, M.; Jennings, G.; Sharpley, A.; Spooner, J.; Line, D. (NABC, 2012)
      Conservation practices are used to protect vital resources, such as soil and water, while maintaining productive agriculture. Scientists have conducted hundreds of research projects on conservation practices over decades ...
    • An introduction to the sustainability consortium 

      Lewis, Sarah (NABC, 2012)
      More and more demands are being made on our natural resources because of increasing population and because lifestyles are changing. People are consuming more and we must address these increasing demands. The Sustainability ...
    • Conference overview: Water sustainability in agriculture 

      Korth, Kenneth L (NABC, 2012)
      Detailed conference overview
    • Evaluation of drought-tolerance strategies in cotton 

      Allen, Randy D. (NABC, 2012)
      Genomic information and genetic resources have led to a substantial increase in our knowledge about how plants respond to stressful environmental conditions. This provides the basis for many new strategies for optimization ...
    • Optimizing agricultural water for food, the environment and urban use 

      Waskom, Reagan M (NABC, 2012)
      Irrigated agriculture remains the primary consumptive use of water in the United States; however, population growth, environmental needs and changing societal values are driving a reallocation of water away from agriculture. ...
    • Q&A 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2012)
      Developments in water management and policy
    • Q&A 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2012)
      Changing role of agriculture in environmental and consumer issues
    • Q&A 

      Bennett, Rick (NABC, 2012)
      Agricultural adaptations to water needs
    • Q&A 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2012)
      Preparing for future challenges of water issues
    • Reaching the potential of water-quality trading 

      Moore, Richard H. (NABC, 2012)
      The future of water-quality trading in Ohio will depend on the severity of the algal blooms and hypoxia in Lake Erie and the Gulf of Mexico, respectively. Ohio is a state with several contrasting water-quality-trading ...
    • Student Voice report 

      Richardson, Grace (NABC, 2012)
      Student voice report and recommendations
    • Technology approaches to drought tolerance at Pioneer 

      Warner, Dave (NABC, 2012)
      Research focused on the improvement of drought tolerance in crop plants has received increased attention. The development of drought-tolerance technologies is one of the most important initiatives for the seed industry in ...
    • The Lake Winnipeg bioeconomy project 

      Venema. Hank (NABC, 2012)
      Presented is an example of how we can use agricultural biotechnology to address a major regional environmental systems problem. The Lake Winnipeg Bioeconomy Project is founded on the idea that a lake—in this case, Lake ...
    • Tyson Foods, Inc., Sustainable water-use assessment: A study conducted by the Center for Agriculture and Rural Sustainability at the University of Arkansas 

      Burr, Jamie (NABC, 2012)
      The assessment providing information for 100 Tyson locations in 22 states indicated that 34 of the locations may be at risk of water scarcity. The assessment provides a tool that can be used as risk analysis; however, these ...
    • Viewpoints and changing practices of Arkansas rice farmers 

      Vester, Ray (NABC, 2012)
      To grow crops and to feed this country, water is essential. Farmers used to having abundant water must begin to use water-saving devices: just because you have abundant water doesn’t mean you are entitled to use it wastefully. ...
    • Water conservation planning: How a systems approach to irrigation promotes sustainable water use 

      Sullivan, Michael E.; Delp, Walter M. (NABC, 2012)
      The NRCS focuses on helping individual landowners implement conservation practices across the landscape and in targeted locations. By providing technical and financial assistance, NRCS in Arkansas is helping people help ...
    • Water for food: Everyone’s challenge 

      Andreini, Mark (NABC, 2012)
      In the United States we have tremendous potential as a result of high yields and large-scale producers. The western part of the US corn belt produces more than 40% of the world’s corn and soybean. Despite problems and ...
    • Water sustainability in agriculture 

      Unknown author (NABC, 2012)
      Water is of fundamental importance to agriculture and has significant varied effects on agriculture and beyond globally. A cross-section of interdisciplinary talks from academia, industry, farming, research centers and ...