The International Joint Commission recently published an article analyzing fertilizer impacts on water quality in Western Lake Erie this past February. The focus of the study was to better understand the role nutrient loading from agricultural runoff plays in the production of harmful algal blooms. Topics reviewed include, “…land and nutrient management programs, including the recently adopted 4R nutrient management program; consideration of the capabilities of existing monitoring programs and watershed models to distinguish nutrient loads and impacts from different fertilizer sources and application practices; and assessment of the state of knowledge concerning the potential contribution of each fertilizer type to eutrophic conditions in Lake Erie.” Read the full article here!

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