Compost: organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled and can be used as fertilizer
Cover Crops: crops planted primarily to manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil quality, water, weeds, pests, diseases, and wildlife
Kegonsa: Kegonsa, which means fish, is the third largest lake in the Yahara chain of lakes
Mendota: Mendota, which means great, is the largest lake in the Yahara chain of lakes
Monona: Monona, which means beautiful, is the second largest lake in the Yahara chain of lakes
No-till System: a way of growing crops without disturbing the soil through tillage every year
Nonpoint Source Pollution: pollution that occurs indirectly; fertilizer runoff is a good example of nonpoint source pollution
Point Source Pollution: any single identifiable source of pollution from which pollutants are discharged, such as a pipe, ditch, ship, or smokestack
Phosphorus: an element that is essential for human, plant, and animal growth.
Strip Tillage: a conservation practice that uses minimal tillage. The soil that contains the seed row is the only portion that is disturbed.
Total Maximum Daily Load: a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards, and an allocation of that load among the various sources of that pollutant
Vertical Till Injector: a machine that allows farmers to inject liquid manure into their fields – then the manure does not interact with stormwater runoff
Watershed: an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas
Waubesa: Waubesa, which means swan, is the fourth largest lake in the Yahara chain of lakes
Wingra: Wingra, which means duck, is the smallest lake in the Yahara chain of lakes