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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Fertilizer rule could help springs

published August 31, 2007
A new state rule restricting nitrogen in lawn fertilizers could hold promise for Florida's springs.

The rule, adopted Thursday by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is expected to reduce nitrogen in fertilizer by up to 25 percent and phosphorus by 15 percent, according to the department.

Nitrogen from fertilizers, wastewater, cities and animal operations is blamed for feeding plant growth that is choking springs across the state.
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