Agriculture

agricultures affects on the watershedAgriculture and Water Quality

Common agricultural activities, such as tillage, fertilization and pesticide use, can negatively impact water quality. However, there are actions that farmers can take to reduce these impacts.

What can Farmers Do?

Farmers can learn more about water quality issues and the impact of phosphorus and sediment on surface water. Farmers can evaluate their current practices, assess risks and take proactive steps to protect water quality. Click below for more information about conservation practices and programs currently available to assist farmers in the Macatawa Watershed.

Current Programs

Conservation Practices