posted on November 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM
The algae bloom that spread across Lake Erie this summer was the largest on record and left behind a thick, paint-like scum that covered an area roughly the size of New York City, government scientists said Tuesday.
posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM
The report largely blames the algae's resurgence on manure and chemical fertilizer from farms.
posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM
Global studies show that the world's cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming, reducing cropland's fertility.
posted on August 16, 2013 at 2:51 PM
The oxygen-deprived area may cover as much as 40 percent of the largest freshwater estuary in the Great Lakes.
posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Iowa farmers and the head of the water treatment plant in Iowa's capitol city seek common ground over farm field runoff.
posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:17 PM
Iowa Soybean Association research helps farmers to maximize yields through better nutrient management.