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Agriculture and water pollution - An assessment of the practices and attitudes of Ontario farmers

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Title: Agriculture and water pollution - An assessment of the practices and attitudes of Ontario farmers
Author: Bangay, Garth E.
Abstract: As a part of the overall study of the Pollution from Land Use Activities Reference Group (PLUARG), this survey was conducted to assist the Reference Group in the formulation of remedial measure recommendations which were presented to the International Joint Commission in July 1978.The Reference Group, which was charged with the responsibility of studying pollution of the Great Lakes from land use activities, had in the early stages of the study identified urban and agricultural land use activities as being of prime concern. Realizing that the successful implementation of remedial measures, especially in agriculture, would to a large extent rely on the voluntary cooperation of farmers; the Reference Group undertook this survey to provide them with much needed information on the agricultural community. The survey was undertaken in the summer of 1977 and through the selection of a stratified random sample of Ontario farmers, interviewers were able to visit some 1755 farms and complete 1484 valid records. The study concentrated on gathering information in three different areas. Two of these dealt with specific problem associated with agriculture - erosion and sedimentation and livestock manure and the third was directed towards the problem of implementing remedial measures.
Date: 1979
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