How Cost-Effective are Cover Crops, Wetlands, and Two-Stage Ditches for Nitrogen Removal in the Mississippi River Basin?

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Roley, S. S., Tank, J. L., Tyndall, J. C., Witter, J. D. 2016. How Cost-Effective are Cover Crops, Wetlands, and Two-Stage Ditches for Nitrogen Removal in the Mississippi River Basin?  Water Resources and Economics. Elsevier B. V. Hoboken, New Jersey.

Agriculture, Cover crops, Cropping systems, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Water quality, Wetlands, Economics, Cost estimation, Cost-effectiveness, Agricultural BMPs, Pollutant removal efficiency, Ditches

This paper presents estimates of the costs of three agricultural conservation practices (cover crops, wetlands, and two-stage ditches) over 10- and 50-year timespans. The estimated costs are also compared to the nutrient removal efficiencies of these practices.

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