Extension Water Quality Program
This site is the product of the Extension Water Quality Program at Colorado State University. We are a part of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University, but collaborate closely with other entities such as the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to provide the agricultural community with research, resources and tools to utilize nutrients for profitable crop production while protecting water quality.
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Best Management Practices
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are recommended methods, structures, or practices designed to prevent or reduce water pollution from nutrient use in agriculture. They can also increase crop production and reduce input costs in many situations.Learn More
Water Quality Resources
Visit this page to learn about water quality and nutrients in Colorado. On this page you can search our water quality publications, browse the groundwater database, interpret a water sample or assess a site or watershed characteristics.Learn More
Visit this page for tools for managing agricultural nutrients in Colorado. These include modules to calculate nitrogen and phosphorus application rates, irrigation schedulers, and site assessments and comparisons of BMP implementation effectiveness with an online conservation planning tool.Learn More