The Use of a Non-Point Source Pollution Self-Assessment for Greenhouse and Nursery Operators in California
Water quality rules adopted in 2001 in San Diego, California, created new requirements for greenhouse and plant nursery growers to manage surface run-off that could potentially affect drinking water, recreational locations, and wildlife habitat. A "Run-off and Non-Point Source Pollution Self-Assessment for Greenhouse and Container Nurseries" was developed as a series of worksheets that translated technical information for growers to meet legal requirements, maintain their property value, and enhance the quality of their environment. Self-assessment results determined a need for additional training on run-off management and prevention pollution through more site-specific fertilization and pest management techniques based on routine monitoring.
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DeJong, D., Delate, K., Mellano, V. J., Robb, K. L., & Shaw, D. A. (2009). The Use of a Non-Point Source Pollution Self-Assessment for Greenhouse and Nursery Operators in California. The Journal of Extension, 47(1), Article 7. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss1/7