Water Quality in Organic Systems

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Organic and diverse cropping systems outperformed conventional Corn/Soy rotations in these three-year water quality studies; conventional systems lost nearly twice the leached nearly twice the N than organic systems. ”Results of this study suggest that organic farming practices,┬ásuch as the application of composted animal manure and the use of forage legumes and green manures within extended cropping rotations, can improve water quality in Midwestern subsurface-drained landscapes.”

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