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Lower St. Francis Nutrient Loss Reduction MRBI/CCPI Project

Sign-Up Deadline July 2, 2012 - News Release

Lower St. Francis MRBI Project Area MapThe Northeast Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts is sponsoring this project with assistance from Arkansas State University and USDA Agricultural Research Agency.

The project area includes 5 sub-watersheds in the Lower St. Francis River watershed located in Cross, Crittenden, Mississippi, and Poinsett Counties.  The goal of the conservation partners involved is to reduce the nutrient loss from agricultural land (primarily cropped to rice and soybeans) through improved nutrient use efficiency and reduced runoff from agricultural fields.

The focus of the conservation efforts will be utilization of variable rate fertilizer application rate technology and improved irrigation water management.

The partners will directly contact the 175 area farmers and hope to achieve a 75 percent participation rate for conservation practices installed with funding from Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

Approved Conservation Practices



Nancy Young
State Resource Conservationist
(501) 301-3134

Kenneth Lee
Assistant Conservationist for Programs
(501) 301-3165

Dianne Schlenker
Initiatives Coordinator
(501) 301-3152