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We’ve all heard the reports about toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and other bodies of water. And we’ve also learned that the majority of phosphorus contributing to these blooms is coming from farms. Which begs the question: Why is this happening?

In this presentation from the 2016 National No-Tillage Conference, Joe Nester, an independent crop consultant and owner of Nester Ag in northwest Ohio, will share his thoughts on what has changed over the years that is causing phosphorus to leave fields and provide some strategies on what no-tillers can do to ensure their phosphorus stays in place.

In today’s No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Joe Nester to talk about why phosphorus is more soluble today and the four “Ps” no-tillers should follow to keep phosphorus in the soil and out of local waterways.

Click here to see Joe Nester's Powerpoint presentation.







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Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North

Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)