- About This Project
Tree Canopy BMPs
- Stormwater Benefits of Trees
Tree Canopy Scenarios
- Subdivision Roadway
- Urban Downtown Street
- Parking Area
- Tree Selection, Installation & Care
- Model Regulation
Hobby Farm BMPs
- Section 1. Introduction To Hobby Farming & Water Quality
- Section 2. Getting Started: Understanding Your Hobby Farm Site
- Section 3. Creating a Stormwater Management Plan For Your Hobby Farm
- Section 4. Nutrient Management For Water Quality
- Section 5. Animal Management For Water Quality
- Section 6. Stormwater Runoff Site Management
- Section 7. Hobby Farm Management & Safety
- Hobby Farm Guidance Survey
- Project Resources
- Contact Us
Section 4. Nutrient Management For Water Quality
Many hobby farmers measure success by the abundance of their harvest of fruits and vegetables or their forage crops. This achievement can often be traced back to healthy soil and nutrient management practices.
Some hobby farmers are fortunate to have sites with a thick layer of fertile soil rich in microorganisms. However, even good soils can become nutrient depleted or erode over time. Regardless of what you are growing, soils will generally need to be managed to return nutrients into the soil to support healthy plalnt growth.
While nutrients are an essential component of many natural environments, an overabundance in our surface water can cause a reduction in water quality.