Agricultural practices and pesticides.
Agricultural practices have broad-scale influences on quail populations. As time has passed, these once positive influences have now become largely negative. In spite of many problems faced by quail in contemporary, clean farmed agricultural environments, numerous proactive management and research opportunities exist. The participants for the Agricultural Practices and Pesticides portion of the Strategic Planning Workshop identified 3 broad categories of issues that have the greatest potential to impact quail populations in contemporary agricultural environments: (1) general habitat loss and strategies for development and improvement, (2) use and management of agricultural chemicals, and (3) agricultural programs and policies.