Water Quality Field Station
The Water Quality Field Station (WQFS) was constructed in 1992 with Crossroads 1990 funds, an Indiana program providing capital support to agricultural research. It is located at the Purdue Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE).
The WQFS facility allows researchers from the Purdue College of Agriculture and the USDA to identify agricultural practices that minimize movement of agricultural chemicals into water supplies. Alternative management practices are evaluated for their environmental, agronomic, and economic effectiveness.
With knowledge gained from this research, new and more ecologically-balanced technologies can be developed for crop production.