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Delivering Education Programs Focused on Stakeholder Needs to Address Agricultural NPS in the Arroyo Colorado Watershed

Project Goals/Objectives: Project goals are to: Distribute and develop materials needed to educate agricultural producers focused on technical information of BMPs; Educate agricultural producers on various financial and technical assistance programs available to help implement and pay for BMPs; Host field tours with producers currently using BMPs to highlight their effectiveness; Host demonstrations for agricultural producers to observe the effects of BMPs; Increase the number of producers that participate in incentive programs and install BMPs; Host a soil testing campaign to encourage the reduction of fertilizer application.

Project Location: Arroyo Colorado Watershed in Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy Counties

Project Costs: State Funds ($83,027)

Project Participant(s): TSSWCB, Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture- Natural Resources Conservation Service, TSSWCB- Harlingen Regional Office, Southmost SWCD #319, Hidalgo SWCD #350 

Project Workplan: 15-53

Project Deliverable: South Texas Irrigation Training Manual

Project Final Report: In Development

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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