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Conflicting Stories, Messages Don’t Help Watersheds or No-Till Adoption

If we’re ever going to get anywhere with increasing conservation practices and fixing environmental issues in our watersheds we need to get consistent with the messaging.
The USDA recently named 379 priority watersheds where they intend to help farmers improve water quality via focused financial and technical resources through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).
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[Podcast] Why Phosphorus is Leaving the Farm and What to Do About it

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast series, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome owner of Nester Ag Joe Nester to talk about why he thinks we're seeing more problems with phosphorus runoff and what growers can do to keep the nutrient from leaving their fields.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome owner of Nester Ag Joe Nester to talk about why he thinks we're seeing more problems with phosphorus runoff and what growers can do to keep the nutrient from leaving their fields.
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Ohio Limits Fertilizer, Manure Spreading to Curb ‘P’ Runoff

No-tillers in watersheds along Lake Erie’s western basin face limits on surface applications of manure and fertilizer, but the key change may simply be keeping good records.
AFTER A TOXIC algae bloom in Lake Erie prevented a half-million Toledo residents from using public water last summer, Ohio lawmakers have passed Senate Bill 1, designed to curb phosphorus (P) runoff, the main culprit of the algae blooms.
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Better No-Tilling, Fertility Plans Could Help Clean Up Watersheds

No-tillers and consultants discuss what can be done to preserve more phosphorus in the soil and reduce nutrient-loading issues in Lake Erie’s western basin and other waterways.
On Aug. 2, the city of Toledo, Ohio, issued a notice to a half-million residents not to drink or boil the water, after two sample readings for microcystin - a toxin produced by blue-green algae - tested in excess of the recommended "not drink" standard at Toledo's Collin Park Water Treatment Plant.
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No-Till Not Phosphorus Culprit

As increased levels of dissolved phosphorus are identified as a major concern dealing with the increased algal blooms found in Lake Erie, some folks have been pointing a finger at no-till as the cause. Yet the facts regarding phosphorus runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin watershed near Toledo, Ohio, don't back up that argument.
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