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Phosphorus and Home Lawns: Quick Facts and Recommendations (Home Garden Series)

Gwen Stahnke , Eric D. Miltner , Craig Cogger , Sharon Collman , Jenny Glass , Marianne C. Ophardt , Peg Tillery ,
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Phosphorus (P) is an essential plant nutrient, but it is also a potential pollutant. Phosphorus fertilization helps maintain healthy lawns growing in P-deficient soils, but P runoff into lakes and streams can cause excessive growth of algae—harming water quality and aquatic ecosystems.

Department(s): Agriculture
Pages / Length: 3
Publication Date: 2012-01-01

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