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Monday, September 15, 2008

Residents urged to curb use of fertilizer

Published September 12, 2008 - Star-Banner
As a result of nitrogen levels increasing in area rivers and springs during the past few decades, the water district nicknamed "Swiftmud" has started an educational campaign for September and October to try to persuade residents in Citrus and Marion counties to cut their fertilizer use to no more than twice a year, and to follow the directions for its use.

Fertilizer should not be used before it rains because too much water drives the fertilizer into the ground, where it heads to groundwater before grass can absorb it.
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