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Managing Vegetation in Upland Forested Filter Zones to Enhance Removal of Sediments and Nutrients from Agricultural Runoff

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have recently begun to study vegetation management in forested filter zones to find the combination of cover types best suited to remove or cause the removal of sediments and nutrients. This research extends their work in the Tar-Pamlico Basin, which demonstrated the superiority of dense regrowth following a clear cut over the mature mixed pine-hardwood forest. Detention of sediments was improved while detention of nutrients was dramatically improved.