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Alternative Agriculture Viewed as Solution to Many Water Quality Problems

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Agriculture has recently faced criticism because of its contributions to soil erosion, pollution of groundwater, exposure to pesticides, and cultivation of environmentally sensitive and marginally productive land. Research coordinated by Dr. Larry King at North Carolina State University is exploring “alternative agriculture” or low-input, sustainable agricultural practices. This research could enhance the competitiveness of alternative methods and help solve water quality problems.