Maryland farmers protect the Bay every day ... from utilizing best management practices to planting wildlife buffers, farmers take care of the water and soil to ensure healthy resources are available for generations of families to come.
Reflecting the diversity of the Maryland topography, each farm requires its own nutrient management plan mandated by the state to determine what is best for its location, soil type, type of crop grown, and more. There are a variety of Best Management Practices to choose from to create the plan that is most effective for each farm. Further, farmers will create a soil conservation and water quality plan to prevent any significant sources of pollution from leaving the farm.
Other strategies that may be implemented include aimal waste management systems, conservation tillage, cover crops, manure transport, precision agriculture, riparian forest and grass buffers, stream protection, and more.