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dc.contributor.authorDillaha, Theo A. IIIen
dc.contributor.authorCheryl B. Heatwole Shenken
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Keith M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:07:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:07:22Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier4478en
dc.identifier.other4478_DillahaCostaRica21stCenturyASABEMeetingP.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68777en
dc.description.abstractConservation agriculture has many agricultural and food security benefits. In addition, conservation agriculture has potential on- and off-site ecosystem service benefits that are the focus of this paper. Ecosystem services provided by conservation agriculture fall into three main categories: provisioning services such as increased food production; regulating services such as carbon sequestration and climate regulation, reducing losses of soil, pesticides, nutrients and other potential contaminants in surface and subsurface water flows, and water cycle improvements; and supporting services such as nutrient and storage and cycling. This paper focuses on the regulating service benefits of conservation agriculture: erosion control, reduced losses of pesticides and nutrients, and particularly water cycle benefits including increased water productivity (more crop per drop), infiltration, percolation, plant available water storage, groundwater recharge, plant available water, and stream baseflow and decreases in peak stream flows and downstream flooding.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSt. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineersen
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Proceedings of the 21st Century Watershed Technology Conference: Improving Water Quality and Environment, Earth University, Costa Rica, 21-24 February 2010en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectEnvironmental servicesen
dc.subjectBest management practicesen
dc.subjectConservation agricultureen
dc.subjectWateren
dc.subjectEcosystem servicesen
dc.subjectHydrologyen
dc.subjectDeveloping countriesen
dc.subjectEcosystem Field Scaleen
dc.titleConservation agriculture and ecosystem servicesen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological Systems Engineeringen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
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