An update on nutrient runoff
by Kristen Lutz
Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and surrounding watersheds continue to be affected by nutrient runoff from farms, leading to well-documented increases in algae blooms.
Agricultural nutrient runoff contains nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), which continues to be a significant source of water pollution leading to these blooms.
Better Farming interviewed experts on what programs are in place to address the ongoing issue, and what producers might do on their farm.