Improved land and agricultural management practices are proven to reduce the runoff of suspended sediment, nutrients and pesticides at the paddock scale.
Our knowledge of the effectiveness of specific management practices in terms of water quality benefits and economic outcomes has improved significantly since 2008 and improved the ability to prioritise management action. However, the costs and risks for landholders associated with changing management practices can prove significant barriers to adoption and are not well understood.
Chapter 5 - The water quality and economic benefits of agricultural management practices (PDF, 1.65 MB)
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