November 7, 2019 9:28 am
Lake Erie is only a hop, skip and jump north of David Myerholtz’s Gibsonburg, Ohio, farm. The Great Lake often garners national attention for its algae blooms and was a driving force in Myerholtz’s decision nearly a decade ago to address the levels of accumulated phosphorus (P), commonly referred to as legacy P, on his corn-soybean operation.
Today, he says he is confident he has cut his overall P use at least 20% by adhering to the 4R principles— the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, the right time, and in the right place—and tapping into legacy P levels. Read more.