Nabbing Nitrates Before Water Leaves the Farm

Nabbing Nitrates Before Water Leaves the Farm

Nabbing Nitrates Before Water Leaves the Farm: Riparian Forest Buffers

Nabbing Nitrates Before Water Leaves the Farm

This video shows what happens below the ground to remove nitrates from water when riparian forest buffers are used. A mature forested buffer can remove up to 90 percent of the nitrate from groundwater before it reaches a stream. The video was produced in 2012 by the Missouri & Mississippi Divide RC&D and supported by a grant from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).