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Friday, May 08, 2020

While North Americans have made important strides, the ag industry still has a central role to play in reducing phosphorus loads.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) is moving ahead with the testing of additional technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff.

Phosphorus entering the system contributes to the growth of harmful algal blooms in the Thames River and Lake Erie.

In one of the projects west of Chatham, a removal and recovery system is being tested that mimics the way phosphorus is removed naturally in iron-rich soils through the crystallization of iron-phosphate minerals.

Monday, January 20, 2020

OFA works on a number of different projects involving water management across the province focused on phosphorus reduction and water quality in the Great Lakes. 

Thames River - Lake Erie provides an important source of water for drinking, crop irrigation, fishing and tourism. The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative is developing and testing practical technologies to help farmers and municipalities reduce phosphorus runoff from their fields, and in turn help prevent toxic algal blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Research biologist Bryan Page was in southern Ontario this autumn to wrap up a year of field research. DUC has been working with the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority to monitor eight restored wetlands to learn more about their role in removing phosphorus from farm field runoff.

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