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Monday November 9, 2020

What we know about winter run-off

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are studying phosphorus and tile drainage in agriculture, and which best practices are most effective for managing surface and subsurface runoff.

Monday September 21, 2020

Survey shows Great Lakes water quality top of mind with Ontario farmers by Mark Reusser, VP, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

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 17, 2020

Survey shows Great Lakes water quality top of mind with Ontario farmers

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.

Monday September 14, 2020

No major phosphorus reductions reported from Chatham pilot project

A pilot project near Chatham, ON testing absorption materials to prevent phosphorus runoff on farms has not products 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 14, 2020

Survey shows Great Lakes Water quality top of mind with Ontario farmer

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 3, 2020

The Courier Press: No major phosphorus reductions from pilot project

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.

Thursday September 3, 2020

Chatham Daily News: No major reductions after phosphorus pilot project

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.

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