Who's afraid of a little nitrate? : discovering impediments and incentives in following best management practices related to water quality within the southern Willamette Valley groundwater management area Public Deposited

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  • Thesis summarizes interviews with growers residing within the Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) in the Southern Willamette Valley of Oregon. Informal and semi-structured interviews were used to identify perceived impediments and incentives perceived by local farmers in following best management practices related to water quality. Results from the interviews were coded into four major themes: economics, sources of information, technology and perception of risk. The four themes illustrate how growers determine which best management practices to incorporate based on risks that have been either amplified or attenuated. Therefore, it is vital that recommendations for voluntary actions in reducing nitrate leaching into groundwater supplies must take into account risk perceptions that are based on economic viability.
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