Nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen are essential for crop growth, and the key ingredient in fertilizers. However, what’s good for crops can be bad for water quality. Even a small amount of nutrients — think one drop in an Olympic-size pool — can reduce water quality, leading to algal blooms that affect Lake Winnipeg and countless other prairie lakes.

As a producer, you can take steps to minimize your environmental impact without reducing your crop yield. Feel free to explore our website for more resources, and for information about our ongoing research, in other sections of our website.

Please reach out if you have ideas about what we can do to support your work on water quality, and on communicating options to manage water quality to your networks.