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Wisconsin Bans Phophorus In Lawn Fertilizer To Protect Drinking Water And Tourism Industry

March 31st, 2010
blue green algae bloom photo Blue-green algae scum. Image credit:Washington State Dept. of Ecology. Lawn grass only needs phosphorus to establish a root structure - one growing season. An established lawn needs virtually no phosphorus in the nitrogen/phosphorus/potash blend. Recognizing the need to protect Wisconsin's lakes and rivers, which support a large and economically important tourism industry, and which provide drinking water for a large portion of Wisconsin's residents, the State no longer allows sale of phosphorus-containing l...Read the full story on TreeHugger


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