Articles by Laura Barrera

Scientists: Glyphosate Contributes to Phosphorus Runoff in Lake Erie

Low soil pH and certain metals are causing glyphosate to release phosphorus from the soil, which is responsible for about 25% of dissolved reactive phosphorus runoff in the Maumee watershed.
Scientists now know that the increase in dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) runoff that’s been plaguing the western Lake Erie basin is mostly coming from farms located in the Maumee watershed.
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Making No-Till, Cover Crops a Success in Cool, Wet Climates

Through a series of experiments and trials, a Wisconsin agronomist is proving no-till and cover crops not only work, but offer proven benefits in northern climates.
Growing up in the Coon Creek Watershed of La Crosse County, Wis., where soil conservation originated, Jason Cavadini watched his family successfully adopt and commit to no-till on their farm for over 10 years.
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