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Think you might be using too much fertilizer?


Last updated 7/10/2017 at 9:35pm

--Photo courtesy of Vivianne Poe.

Blue-green algae blooms in Pacific Lake are actually cyanobacteria that can be toxic to humans and animals.

Last week, we were unable to publish in color, but thanks to an advertiser who wanted color this week, we can show our readers of the print edition the colorful photos of Odessa waterways.

Next time you think about using extra fertilizer to green up that grass or give a boost to the wheat crop, give it some extra thought. Nutrients, mainly phosphorous and nitrogen, in our waterways are producing more and more frequent growths of algae and bacteria that are at best unsightly and at worst toxic to humans and animals.

The multiple blues and greens all around the edges of Pacific Lake are due t...

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