TABLE B-1 Best Management Practices and Load Reduction Efficiencies Used in the Watershed Model

Non-Point Source Best Management Practices and Efficiencies Currently Used in Scenario Builder (Values in parentheses are in progress of official approval)

Agricultural BMPs

How Credited
Nutrient management   Land-use change
Forest buffers (varies by region   Efficiency, Land-use change
Wetland restoration (varies by region)   Efficiency
Land retirement   Land-use change
Grass buffers (varies by region)   Efficiency, Land-use change
Non-urban stream restoration   Mass reduction/length
Tree planting   Land-use change
Carbon sequestration/alternative crops   Land-use change
Conservation tillage   Land-use change
Continuous no-till (varies by region)   Efficiency
Enhanced nutrient management   Efficiency
Decision agriculture   Efficiency
Conservation plans

All hay

Cover crops   Efficiency
Commodity cover crops   Efficiency
Stream access control with fencing   Land-use change
Alternative watering facility   Efficiency
Prescribed grazing/PIRG   Efficiency
Horse pasture management   Efficiency
Animal waste management livestock   Efficiency
Animal waste management poultry   Efficiency
Barnyard runoff control   Efficiency
Loafing lot management   Efficiency
Mortality composters   Efficiency
Water control structures   Efficiency
Poultry phytase   Application reduction
Swine phytase   Application reduction
Dairy precision feeding and forage management   Application reduction
Poultry litter transport   Application reduction

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