Publisher : The Korean Society of Environmental Agriculture
DOI : 10.5338/KJEA.2014.33.2.144
Title & Authors
Application Evaluation of Best Management Practices for Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution using Delphi Survey Method Kim, Min-Kyeong; Jung, Goo-Bok; Kim, Min-Young; Kim, Myung-Hyun; Cho, Kwang-Jin; Choi, Soon-Kun; Hong, Seong-Chang; So, Kyu-Ho;
BACKGROUND: It is essential to prioritize the exact and clear understanding of agricultural nonpoint source pollution (NPS) controls. The realistic policies and systems should also be developed based on this understanding. Therefore, this study aimed to present agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) applicable for the fields based on the Delphi survey result. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study deduced the evaluation items to assess each BMP for agricultural NPS control and conducted the surveying using the Delphi method based on agricultural BMP experts. In addition, its on-the-spot application were evaluated. Considering its importance, technical, social and economic proprieties showed that political support was ranked first and followed by cost investment, labor investment, reduction effect and resident participation. The survey findings by agricultural BMP experts showed the good performance of on-the-spot application can be achieved from fertilization by soil testing, residue and green manure application and contour plowing which are applicable within a field. Agricultural BMPs, highly applicable for the fields, were the countermeasures that farmers who are the principal bodies of agricultural NPS control could be participated directly. CONCLUSION: The active participation of farmers is essential for effective control of agricultural NPS. It is necessary to establish various incentive systems.
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