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  Document BAE-1514 Using Vegetation for Erosion Control on Construction Sites

This fact sheet explains the importance of vegetative cover, its role in erosion control, and its establishment on construction sites. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document BAE-1517 Riparian Buffer Systems for Oklahoma

This fact sheet presents a three-zone riparian buffer system (RBS) designed to protect water quality from pesticides, nutrients, and sediment in runoff from adjacent agricultural crop lands. Reviewed September 2016.

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  Document BAE-1522 PPM Plus: A Tool to Aid in Nutrient Management Plan Development

This fact sheet describes a computer model to evaluate water quality consequences of alternative management practices for pastures and row crops. It is user-friendly and intended for use by conservation planners and farm managers.

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  Document BAE-1532 Agricultural Irrigation with Reclaimed Water: Oklahoma Regulation

By Saleh Taghvaeian and Patrick Fox. Things to consider when planning to reuse water for irrigation include; source water quality, source water quantity, crop selection, soil conditions, method of irrigation, economics, potential health effects and existing regulations (EPA, 2012). This fact sheet focuses on Oklahoma regulations.

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  Document E-940 Pollution Prevention at Exploration and Production Sites in Oklahoma

This circular presents Best Management Practices for road construction, erosion control, and pollution prevention at typical exploration and production sites in Oklahoma. Reviewed July 2013.

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  Document E-952 Riparian Area Management Handbook

This handbook provides a resource of riparian-related information to the general public and technical staffs in counties and conservation districts. Reviewed May 2014.

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  Document EPP-7450 Safe Use of Pesticides in the Home and Garden

By Jackie Lee. This fact sheet discusses the different types of pesticides and their proper selection, use, and storage. Revised June 2015.

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  Document EPP-7462 Rinsing and Disposing of Pesticide Containers

By Jacki Lee. Both Federal law and Oklahoma law require pesticide applicators to rinse all empty pesticide containers properly before disposal. This fact sheet discusses the proper methods. Revised December 2013.

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  Document HLA-6454 Sustainable Landscapes: Designing a Rain Garden for Residential Property

By Qing Lana Luo, David Hillock and Michael Holmes. This fact sheet discusses the components, design, construction, benefits and plant selection for rain gardens.

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  Document L-310 Protect the Illinois River from the Threat of Trash

This brochure discusses the effects, laws, and what you can do about illegal dumping. Reviewed July 2013.

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  Document L-346 Responsible Lawn Care: Protection for Your Creek or Lake

By Hailin Zhang and Mike Smolen. This brochure discusses how to properly care for your lawn, while protecting the environment. Reviewed May 2014.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Worksheet #1: Site Assessment: Protecting Water Quality Around Your Home

This worksheet will help you evaluate important physical characteristics of your home-site, such as soils, geology, depth to ground water, and distance to surface water. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Assessment Planner

This assessment planner includes a grid to help you diagram your farm or ranch, which may provide useful information to help keep your ground water clean. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document PSS-2132 No-till Wheat Production in Oklahoma

By Jeff Edwards, Francis Epplin, Bob Hunger, Case Medlin, Tom Royer, Randy Taylor, and Hailin Zhang. This fact sheet discusses the many considerations to be taking into account when making a decision of switching from conventional till to no-till method of wheat production. Revised February 2015.

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  Document PSS-2140 Fate of Precipitation Falling on Oklahoma Cropland

By Jason Warren, Tyson E. Ochsner, and Chad B. Godsey. This fact sheet discusses rainwater, its distribution, and how crop management practices influences this distribution. Revised February 2013.

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  Document PSS-2161 Benefits of Using Cover Crops in Oklahoma No-Till

By Jason Warren, Kevin Meeks and Jeff Edwards. Cover crops can be effective ways to: (1) reduce soil erosion, (2) reduce runoff, (3) reduce evaporation, (4) suppress pests, (5) improve soil and water quality, (6) improve soil fertility by adding nutrients such as nitrogen back into the soil, and (7) serve as forage sources.

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  Document PSS-2252 Raindrops and Bombs: The Erosion Process

By Jason Warren. During a rainfall, millions of drops fall at velocities reaching 30 feet per second. They explode against the ground, splashing soil as high as 3 feet in the air and as far as 5 feet from where they hit. Without raindrops, there would be little soil erosion caused by water. But of course, without raindrops there also would be no crops. Reviewed December 2013.

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  Document PSS-2917 Phosphorus and Water Quality

By Hailin Zhang. Phosphorus is the plant nutrient most often responsible for impairment of surface water resources. This fact sheet describes sources of phosphorus, its impact on water quality, and the best management practices that have been developed to protect water resources from nonpoint sources of phosphorus. Revised June 2016.

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  Document WREC-102 An Introduction to the Land Application of Drilling Mud in Oklahoma

By Chad Penn and Hailin Zhang. This fact sheet provides some basic information to help producers make an informed decision on applying drilling mud to pasture or rangeland. Reviewed July 2016.

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