How Does Agriculture Affect Water Quality?
Therefore, what is needed is a sustainable solution to minimize the impact of agriculture on water quality to keep the GBR alive. Farmers need to adapt more sustainable farming to minimize the amount of runoff of sediment, nitrogen, and pesticides. Methods used to date have included contour plowing, using GPS navigation to reduce driving and its contribution to runoff and use of more pesticide and herbicide-resistant crops. The aim of this essay is to identify the impacts of agriculture on water quality of the GBR and to discuss approaches to reduce these impacts and their effectiveness to …show more content…
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