Register now for our July webinar! Nutrient Tracking Tool (NTT): Decision Support for Conservation Management
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Nutrient Tracking Tool (NTT): Decision Support for Conservation Management
Ali Saleh, Associate Director
Edward Osei, Senior Research Economist
Narayanan Kannan, Associate Research Scientist
Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
Tarleton State University
2:00pm July 23, 2019
The Nutrient Tracking Tool (NTT) allows producers to evaluate how different conservation practices, like cover crops and reduced tillage, can improve water quality on their fields and farms. The tool’s results are based on site-specific conditions (such as soils, slope, and weather) and on-farm management practices. Users can compare environmental impacts (e.g. nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment losses) as well as estimated yields of various management scenarios. Results are presented in both tabular and graphical formats to allow them to make informed decisions on the types of conservation practices that can most benefit their operations. Underpinning the NTT Tool is the Agricultural Policy Environmental eXtender (APEX) model, the same model used for USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Program (CEAP) to assess environmental impacts at the national and regional scales. Currently, USDA- Office of Environmental Market is planning to use NTT as part of water quality trading program.
To register for the webinar: http://bit.ly/NTTWebinar
Dr. Ali Saleh is an associate director at TIAER, where he develops and evaluates hydrologic models and the impacts of different management practices for local producers and land managers. His research and writings address wind and water erosion, water quality modeling and related issues, physical and chemical analysis of soil, and design and evaluation of irrigation and drainage systems.
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