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|Countries:||United States of America|
|Regions:||California, Sacramento River - San Joaquin River|
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Dairy and Livestock
Irrigation Management and Technology
Pesticide and Fertilizer Management
|Services Needed:||No services needed/offered|
NGO / Civil Society
|Start & End Dates:||Jan. 2015 » Ongoing|
Dairy manure is a valuable by-product that producers traditionally use to fertilize the crops they grow to keep their cows happy and healthy. However, with few export options and limited on-farm management strategies for this “black gold,” farmers end up using more manure nutrients on their fields than their crops can absorb. This can lead to nitrate pollution of local groundwater aquifers that supply communities and agriculture. Water supplies are also under threat as Calif…
Dairy manure is a valuable by-product that producers traditionally use to fertilize the crops they grow to keep their cows happy and healthy. However, with few export options and limited on-farm management strategies for this “black gold,” farmers end up using more manure nutrients on their fields than their crops can absorb. This can lead to nitrate pollution of local groundwater aquifers that supply communities and agriculture. Water supplies are also under threat as California faces current and future extreme climate shifts. Dairies need new approaches to manage their manure in ways that boost water quality, conserve water supplies, keep their farms in line with regulatory mandates, and protect their bottom lines.
To address this need, Sustainable Conservation is partnering with CWAC members and local dairy farmers to demonstrate an innovative drip irrigation system that can reduce water use, nutrient use, and GHG emissions while growing quality feed crops. In addition to financial support, CWAC members are providing their agronomic and economic expertise and encouraging participation of dairy processors and farmers. If this innovative system is adopted on 1/3 of California’s most sensitive corn silage acreage, it could save more than 125,000 acre feet (40 billion gallons) of water per year and lower nitrate loads in groundwater.
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