Minimizing Potential Nutrient Runoff in Beef Cattle Production Systems

By Donna Morgan, Jeff Gurie and Glen T. Gentry, LSU AgCenter

Best management practices in agriculture help reduce the amount of nonpoint-source pollution, such as sediment, nutrients and pathogens, from entering surface water and groundwater. These practices can be a voluntary means for agricultural producers to make their operation more sustainable and at the same time improve water quality.