agricultural nutrients

Warming Climate Jeopardizes California Fruit and Nut Crops

Article: Warming Climate Jeopardizes California Fruit and Nut Crops

Many fruit and nut trees need chilly winters to emerge from their dormant period and begin to flower in spring, but global warming is already making California’s climate too hot for these lucrative crops, according to new research from the University of California, Davis and the University of Washington.

U.S. EPA Steps In to Set Florida Water Quality Standards

Article: U.S. EPA Steps In to Set Florida Water Quality Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2009 (ENS) – In one of the final acts of the Bush administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will set “water quality standards for nutrients” for all Florida surface waters. The standards will apply to concentrations of the agricultural nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in state waters. The…

Monsanto Funds Groups to Improve Mississippi River Water

Article: Monsanto Funds Groups to Improve Mississippi River Water

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Conservation and agricultural groups announced a new initiative today that aims to reduce the polluting sediment and excess agricultural nutrients that flow off farm fields into the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico every year. With a $5 million contribution from the St. Louis-based Monsanto corporation,…

More Than Health Damaged by Ag Nutrients in Drinking Water

Article: More Than Health Damaged by Ag Nutrients in Drinking Water

MANHATTAN, Kansas, November 24, 2008 (ENS) – The pollution of fresh water by agricultural nutrients costs government agencies, drinking water facilities and individual Americans at least $4.3 billion a year in total, finds new research from Kansas State University. Biology professor Walter Dodds, who led the study, says the researchers calculated that $44 million a…