Winter Salt

At seminar lectures discussing the effects of turf fertilizer on water quality, I am often asked about the impact of de-icing salts on water quality. A recent article on winter road salt indicates that freshwater rivers are becoming saltier and more alkaline. Click here to read the article.

‘White soil’ along roadside indicates severe salt accumulation from winter de-icing.

Winter Thaw about to Begin

If the 10-day forecasts are correct, the winter thaw we’ve all been waiting for is about to begin this weekend.

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Winter thaws are when most of the phosphorus enters our lakes and streams from “nonpoint” or “runoff” pollution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As managers of landscapes, we need to keep in mind that: [Read more…]