Optimizing Environmental Benefits From Riparian Buffers in Maryland

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2004: $123,977.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2006
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $103,500.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Galen P. Dively
Department of Entomology

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, soybeans


  • Crop Production: no-till
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, participatory research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, hedges - grass, habitat enhancement, riparian buffers, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control, field monitoring/scouting
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.