Fieldprint Calculator Helps Farmers Track Water-Quality Improvement

Outlet: USDA

April 16, 2014

Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, recently updated its Fieldprint Calculator that measures outcomes in the field to include a metric to measure water quality. This metric relies on NRCS’ Water Quality Index for Agricultural Runoff, or WQIag, which enables farmers to input variables about their field, such as slope, soil characteristics, nutrient and pest management, tillage practices & conservation practices to calculate impact on water quality.