Keeping Phosphorus in the Field

Keeping P in the field

Phosphorus losses in surface runoff and tile drainage: Ontario experience

April 14, 2016 | The challenge of keeping nutrients in the root zone year-around highlights the importance of multiple barriers with stacked/bundled BMP’s to stabilize cropland and prevent runoff.

Feeding our crops, greening our cities, protecting the Great Lakes landscape

February 23, 2016 | Tim Harrigan | Effective agricultural and urban management practices to protect water quality require an understanding of how and when nutrients move across the landscape, and which management practices are most likely to be successful in preventing nutrient loss.

Managing manure and the cropping system

August 6, 2015 | Tim Harrigan | The Aug. 18, 2015, manure field day will teach participants about double cropping winter and summer annuals for better feed, soil and manure management.

Feeding our crops and protecting our water with bioreactors and controlled drainage

May 7, 2015 | Tim Harrigan | Bioreactors and controlled drainage expand options for feeding our crops and protecting our water.

Managing the farming system to feed our crops and protect our water

April 17, 2015 | Tim Harrigan | Integrating conservation practices throughout the farming system can keep crop nutrients in the root zone and out of waterways.

Additional Information:

Agricultural Phosphorus and Eutrophication

Tri-State Fertilizer Recomendations - (Bulletin E-2567)

Phosporus (P) and Potassium (K) Recommendations 

MSU Soil Testing Lab Recommendations for Phosphorus Applications to Turfgrass