Role of an Extension Soil Testing Program in the Development of Best Management Practices: A Florida Case Study
Extension faculty in many states, particularly those involved with soil-testing programs, are faced with the complex task of developing Best Management Practices (BMPs) that potentially minimize environmental impacts from inorganic and organic fertilizers. Experiences gained by Extension faculty at the University of Florida in developing nutrient BMPs based on soil-test recommendations are presented with specific applications to the middle Suwannee River Basin of Florida. The article illustrates practical dilemmas faced and lessons learned as grower-friendly BMP versions or Interim Measures have evolved. Scope and limitations of educational information should be documented as an aid to subsequent regulatory requirements.
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Mylavarapu, R. S. (2003). Role of an Extension Soil Testing Program in the Development of Best Management Practices: A Florida Case Study. The Journal of Extension, 41(4), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol41/iss4/9