Farm Runoff http://wyso.org en Algal Blooms May Take Hit From Cooler Weather, Farm Methods http://wyso.org/post/algal-blooms-may-take-hit-cooler-weather-farm-methods <p></p><p>Algal blooms are once again causing problems for lakes and streams in Ohio this summer. But&nbsp;farmers are combating the situation, and so far, they’re getting some help from the weather.</p><p>When rain falls on farm fields that have been treated with fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus, whatever chemicals haven't soaked deep enough into the soil, or made their way into the crops, can end up in nearby streams and lakes. That runoff is feeding nutrients to harmful algal blooms.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:02:41 +0000 Jerry Kenney 37701 at http://wyso.org Algal Blooms May Take Hit From Cooler Weather, Farm Methods