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Let’s Discuss Phosphorus — Public Presentation Tonight

February 24, 2010 6:38 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

A free public presentation will be given tonight on how to handle phosphorus in Manitoba based on our unique landscape, climate and soils.

University of Manitoba researcher and professor Don Flaten will lead the discussion, tackling the issue of too much phosphorus creating algae blooms like those in Lake Winnipeg. Phosphorus is critical to help grow crops in our soil and sustain fish life in our water, but too much can cause big problems. Flaten, who belongs to the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board, says we need to find ways to reduce the risk of phosphorus loss to surface water.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Room 290 of Education Building on the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry Campus.