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​Environmental Management Guidelines

I. Soil and Water Management

Soil and water management refers to the utilization of soil and water with a particular focus on implementing practices that promote agricultural sustainability. Some aspects of soil and water management are currently regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service.

II. Agrochemical Management

Agrochemical use is often necessary in the production of agricultural crops such as tobacco. Agrochemicals should be used in conjunction with alternative pest, weed, and disease management measures. Agrochemical use should be minimized and be in accordance with IPM principles and with a view towards environmental acceptability and worker protection. Sound agrochemical management programs address the importance of legal, safe, and environmentally responsible agrochemical selection, handling, application, storage and disposal.