Edge of Field Buffers
Edge-of-field buffers focuses on identifying and reducing agricultural sources of excess nutrients which can threaten the health of streams, rivers, and lakes. Edge-of-field buffers assesses the quantity and quality of agricultural runoff and evaluates the effectiveness of conservation practices that aim to reduce nutrient loss.
Why Plant Buffers and Borders?
They can improve income on cropland or pasture, reduce risks from damaging insects, reduce pollutants in runoff water and restore beneficial farmland wildlife and pollinators.