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CSU Extension Water Quality Programs

Protecting our water

Water quality protection is an important responsibility of any pesticide applicator, private, public, or commercial. water with splash effectColorado State University’s Water Quality Programs has many resources to help you protect water from agricultural chemicals, including links, presentations, and publications.

A few of the resources that may be interesting to you are listed below, but please visit their site to view all relevant materials

Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Report (PDF) by the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute. Summarizes the first 15 years of
the Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Act and provides an overview of activities and monitoring data.

Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Program Water Quality Database System presented by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. This database represents all groundwater quality data collected by this program since monitoring began in 1992. It provides groundwater quality monitoring results by year and geographic location for pesticides and inorganic compounds including nitrate–nitrogen.

Best Management Practices for Agricultural Pesticide Use to Protect Water Quality from Colorado State University Extension. Addresses Best Management Practices (BMPs) for preventing nonpoint source contamination of water resources by agricultural pesticides.

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