Perdue Incorporated contributes to researching and improving compliance and nutrient management in local watershed

Perdue Incorporated partnered with the Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), a private
non-profit organization under the U.S. EPA’s National Estuary Program, on a “model watershed” initiative to accelerate compliance and nutrient management, ahead of a state-mandated schedule.

A survey was conducted in 2003 to assess existing nutrient management practices among poultry operations. Expected nutrient load reductions from various best management practices were identified by a group of scientists led by the University of Delaware. Data collected through this survey was utilised to develop a plan for reducing nutrient loading into the Little Assawoman Bay. Furthermore, model farms were created to demonstrate practical practices that are beneficial to water quality.

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Partnership types

Standards and guidelines development; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Water and related ecosystems