Campus Units

Agronomy

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-2003

Conference Title

Wisconsin Fertilizer, Aglime and Pest Management Conference

Conference Date

January 21–23, 2003

City

Madison, WI, United States

Abstract

Movement of phosphorus (P) from farm fields to surface waters can elevate P above critical levels for aquatic plant growth and thus enhance nutrient enrichment and seasonal deficient oxygen, a process called eutrophication. Phosphorus commonly controls vegetative production in freshwater bodies, and hence the potential for eutrophication. The sourcing of P from production fields (including P from soil, manure, and fertilizer) is one area identified as being an important contributor of total P entering surface waters, and hence significantly contributing to water quality concerns. In recent years considerable effort has focused on developing methods to assess risk of P loss from production fields to surface water systems.

Copyright Owner

John E. Sawyer

Language

en

File Format

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