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Scientists to examine residual phosphorus issue in Ohio

November 12, 2018  By Ohio State News

A team of researchers is planning to study farmers’ fields in northwestern Ohio that have more phosphorus than the crops can use.

Called “elevated phosphorus fields,” or “legacy phosphorus,” such fields may be at higher risk of contributing to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms. That’s the premise of a new five-year, $5 million study that hopes to learn about those fields and lower that risk by creating new public-private partnerships. | READ MORE

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