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Ohio farmers use tools available for reducing phosphorus loss


March 17, 2020
By Julie Lause, Special to the Sentinel-Tribune

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Farmers in northwest Ohio have been making use of tools, such as buffer strips and controlled drainage structures, to reduce soil loss and keep phosphorus out of ditches, rivers and Lake Erie.

Julie Lause, outreach coordinator for the Wood Soil and Water Conservation District, shares what farmers are doing to reduce nutrient loss including: buffer strips, controlled drainage structures, variable rate phosphorus applications, root zone fertilizer applications, and equipment upgrades. | READ MORE