Agriculture relies on the addition of nitrogen in the form of commercial fertilizers and manure to maintain current production levels. Nitrates, a form of nitrogen, can leach through the soil contaminating groundwater, potentially harming human health. Recent California studies reported that 96% of all nitrate leached to the groundwater comes from cropland. Nitrate issues from a regional perspective will be discussed in this webcast. Recent findings in California and the proposed solutions will be presented, as will nitrate issues in the Southeast, Midwest, and Intermountain West.
- Satish Gupta, University of Minnesota
- Rhonda Miller, Utah State University
- Mark Risse, University of Georgia
- Marsha Campbell-Mathews, University of California
An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) has been submitted.