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Modeling Economic and Environmental Impacts of BMPs Aimed at Improving Water Quality in South Tobacco Creek Watershed, Manitoba

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Beneficial management practices (BMPs) are promoted for use on agricultural land in Canada as a means of reducing agricultural non-point pollution to water quality resources. Although experimental impacts of BMPs have been published for several plot scale and limited field size studies in Canada, with results extrapolated to the watershed scale, very little research has actually occurred at the watershed scale. As well, there are few models that incorporate the economic and environmental dynamics of such practices. We describe a dynamic model which integrates environmental and economic processes of crop production for the South Tobacco Creek watershed near Miami, Manitoba. The watershed covers an area of 75 km2 (7, 500 ha), 71% of which is under cultivation. Wheat and canola are the two dominant crops in the area with noticeable increases in oats, canola, and forage production in recent years. Crop rotation within the watershed typically consists of two to three years cereal-oilseed rotation. Several management practices including land conversion, crop rotation, riparian buffer strips and fencing, tillage practices, and nutrient management were implemented within the watershed and incorporated into the model to investigate their impacts on farm economics and environment. The model consists of interconnected modules of climatic parameters, soil characteristics, soil erosion, soil water, phosphorus, nitrogen, soil organic matter, farming operations, crop yield and the related economic return. The model uses actual watershed agronomic and land management data for more than 300 fields including tillage practices, straw management, fertilizer and pesticide use, manure application, crop type and yield.
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Khakbazan, Mohammad., Hamilton, Cliff., Turner, Bill. and Yarotski, James. "Modeling Economic and Environmental Impacts of BMPs Aimed at Improving Water Quality in South Tobacco Creek Watershed, Manitoba" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY, Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa, Florida, Jul 21, 2007 <Not Available>. 2013-12-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p173988_index.html>

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Khakbazan, M. , Hamilton, C. , Turner, B. and Yarotski, J. , 2007-07-21 "Modeling Economic and Environmental Impacts of BMPs Aimed at Improving Water Quality in South Tobacco Creek Watershed, Manitoba" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY, Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa, Florida <Not Available>. 2013-12-15 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p173988_index.html

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Abstract: Beneficial management practices (BMPs) are promoted for use on agricultural land in Canada as a means of reducing agricultural non-point pollution to water quality resources. Although experimental impacts of BMPs have been published for several plot scale and limited field size studies in Canada, with results extrapolated to the watershed scale, very little research has actually occurred at the watershed scale. As well, there are few models that incorporate the economic and environmental dynamics of such practices. We describe a dynamic model which integrates environmental and economic processes of crop production for the South Tobacco Creek watershed near Miami, Manitoba. The watershed covers an area of 75 km2 (7, 500 ha), 71% of which is under cultivation. Wheat and canola are the two dominant crops in the area with noticeable increases in oats, canola, and forage production in recent years. Crop rotation within the watershed typically consists of two to three years cereal-oilseed rotation. Several management practices including land conversion, crop rotation, riparian buffer strips and fencing, tillage practices, and nutrient management were implemented within the watershed and incorporated into the model to investigate their impacts on farm economics and environment. The model consists of interconnected modules of climatic parameters, soil characteristics, soil erosion, soil water, phosphorus, nitrogen, soil organic matter, farming operations, crop yield and the related economic return. The model uses actual watershed agronomic and land management data for more than 300 fields including tillage practices, straw management, fertilizer and pesticide use, manure application, crop type and yield.

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