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Algal blooms can be threat to small lakes and farm ponds too

August 31, 2018  By Farm and Dairy

Researchers from Ohio State University find that harmful algae is a threat in small ponds and lakes not just large bodies of water like Lake Erie. Large levels of toxins in small bodies of water are concerning, especially when the water is used for recreation, fishing and irrigation.

Researchers said the way that farmers manage nutrient runoff from fertilizers can play a significant role in creating water bodies that are ripe for harmful algae blooms. | READ MORE

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