BMP Selection. The pollutant to be controlled is the major factor in BMP selection.
Additional factors include the cost of the BMP and the acceptance by the farmer and the farm
community. Practice selection is often times social, whereby farmers often rely on the experience of
their neighbors when selecting BMPs. Practices that fit well into the operation and have high reliability
and low maintenance are often preferred (see Table 4.2.7).
4.2.3 COST OF BMPs
A Division of Soil and Water Conservation (1998) cost list is provided in the references.
4.2.4 CASE STUDY
A Cost effectiveness study by Dodd and others (1995) is provided in the references.
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