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Chesapeake Bay Best Management Practices Conceptual Diagram

December 2022 (approx.)

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Agricultural sources of estrogenically active compounds typically include animal waste and pesticides. These compounds can be reduced by using agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) such as riparian buffers, retention ponds, and cover crops, which are being implemented to address nutrients and sediment.


Lili Badri provided this figure for use in its publication worldwide on “Agricultural best management practices can improve water quality and conditions for fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed” without a fee. This grant is for the term of the copyright and is limited to non-commercial use only by USGS.