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Monday, September 14, 2020

A pilot project near Chatham, ON testing absorption materials to prevent phosphorus runoff on farms has not produced major reductions.

The system was using biochar – a charcoal-like substance – to try to remove phosphorus from the tile drainage on a local farm.

Monday, September 21, 2020

In its second annual survey of farmers in southwestern Ontario, the Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) set out to gauge awareness of the organization’s efforts to reduce agricultural phosphorus losses and improve water quality in the Great Lakes. The survey was conducted in early 2020 by farmers in the Thames River basin and surrounding areas.

Survey results showed the awareness level is high among farmers, with 77% indicating they were familiar with the PRC’s research and water quality projects in the Lake Erie area. Lake Erie provides an important source of water for drinking, crop irrigation, fishing, recreation, and tourism. The PRC is focused on developing and testing practical technologies to help farmers reduce phosphorus runoff from their fields and address phosphorus entering waterways from local municipalities.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Survey results showed the awareness level is high among farmers, with 77 per cent indicating they were familiar with the PRC’s research and water quality projects in the Lake Erie area. Lake Erie provides an important source of water for drinking, crop irrigation, fishing, recreation, and tourism. The PRC is focused on developing and testing practical technologies to help farmers reduce phosphorus runoff from their fields and address phosphorus entering waterways from local municipalities.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

In its second annual survey of farmers in southwestern Ontario, the Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) set out to gauge awareness of the organization’s efforts to reduce agricultural phosphorus losses and improve water quality in the Great Lakes. The survey was conducted in early 2020 by farmers in the Thames River basin and surrounding areas.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

A pilot project near Kent Bridge testing absorption materials to prevent phosphorus runoff on farms has not produced major reductions, a virtual panel was told Thursday.

Ryan Carlow, a soil and water quality technician for the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, presented the results of the project over the past year. During this time, the system was using biochar – a charcoal-like substance – to try to remove phosphorus from the tile drainage on the Roesch Farm.

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