Vegetated filter strips
 

Vegetative filter strips (VFS) are areas next to cropland that are seeded to close-growing plants. They are designed to remove sediment, organic material, nutrients, and chemicals carried in runoff or waste water. Vegetative filter strips are planted along streams, ponds, and lakes, and are important management tools around sinkholes and agricultural drainage wells. In a properly designed VFS, water flows evenly through the strip, slowing the runoff velocity and allowing contaminants to settle from the water. Vegetative filter strips also increase wildlife habitat.

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Vegetated Filter Strip System Design Manual

Ontario Ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs

Canada

2006

Fiche technique N°1 : Les bandes enherbées (« Field borders » et « Filter Strips » ou « buffer strips »)

Faculté Universitaire des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux

All

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Guide de l’enherbement

Comité de développement du Beaujolais

France

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Gestion de l’enherbement en bananeraie

Institut Technique Tropical

Tropical countries

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Application du système Vétiver, manuel technique

P. Truong, T. Tan Van, E. Pinners

All

2009