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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Is Nutrient Management Regulation Here?

The past year or so has seen algae blooms in Lake Eire, lawsuits in Des Moines and courts ruling that manure if over applied is a pollutant.  Crops and Soils Magazine says, Risk Drives Demand for Professional Nutrient Management.  Their article is geared toward CCA's but the reality is that consultants and farmers are partners.  Irresponsible advice and irresponsible fertilizer and manure usage are problems for everyone involved.  Over application of manure can cause issues with pollution from excessive nitrogen and phosphorous.  I am still waiting for the first CCA in Illinois to be taken to task for selling nitrogen inappropriately in the fall.  We all need to work together to account for and use nutrients responsibly.

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