To fertilize or not to fertilize – that is the question. A group of experts will be on hand this evening in Ft. Myers to provide some answers. Some scientists say there’s a link between runoff from nitrogen and phosphorous in fertilizer and algae blooms. Others say there a link hasn’t been proven. Experts of both sides will speak at the Fertilizer Evaluation Forum sponsored by the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service. Horticulture agent Steven Brown will moderate -
“what we’re trying to do is lay out some of the assumptions and some of the facts and let the county and city commissioners – give them some information to chew on and let them make the difficult decision.”
The City of Sanibel is considering restricting the use of some kinds of fertilizer – so is Sarasota County. Speakers include Dr. Larry Brand of the University of Miami and Dr. Cindy Heil of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The meeting begins at 6:00 at the Lee County Extension Service on Palm Beach Boulevard in Ft. Myers.
Thursday, 27 July 2006 01:00
Fertilizer ForumWritten by WGCU Newsroom