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Lake Erie bloom expected to be smaller


July 10, 2020
By Progressive Farmer

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Western Lake Erie is expected to have a more moderate algae bloom this summer after a drier spring in the region, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, announced in its forecast on July 9, 2020.

In response to recent years of lawsuits, new regulations, and public concern, Ohio has identified 10 best practices for reducing phosphorous runoff. They are soil testing, variable-rate fertilizing, subsurface nutrient application, manure incorporation, conservation crop rotation, cover crops, drainage water management, two-stage ditch construction, edge-of-field buffers and wetlands.| READ MORE