Edge of field monitoring (EOFM) is one of the keys to assisting producers and ag retailers in mitigating nutrient runoff, and analyzing the effects of various conservation practices. Mike Daniels, professor of Extension Water Quality at the University of Arkansas, states, “[By] measuring nutrient content in the runoff from a specific portion of his or her farm, a grower can determine whether changes in fertilizer placement, application timing and tillage systems are successful in reducing nutrient runoff.” EOFM offers real-time information so that producers and ag retailers can manage fields with greater precision from more accurate data. Read the full article, or review a recent study on EOFM published in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation here!

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