ATTITUDES TOWARD CONTROL OF AGRICULTURAL NONPOINT POLLUTION AND PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION.
Successful implementation of nonpoint pollution management strategies depends upon attitudes toward those strategies and the avialability of technical and financial assistance. In the Nansemond River-Chuckatuck Creek watershed in Virginia, applicants for RCWP cost share funding possess different personal and operational characteristics than do nonapplicants. In many cases these characteristics are different for the nonpoint management funding than has been reported in the literature for the more traditional conservation and soil erosion control programs. A discriminant analysis technique was used to differentiate between potential applicants and nonapplicants. Farmers in the study area had a fairly consistent opinion of various policy options for enticing implementation of nonpoint source management strategies. As expected, farmers were most favorable to cost share, low interest loans and tax credits.