Be Phosphorus Smart

Be Phosphorus Smart

The Be Phosphorus Smart website serves as a portal to more detailed information on phosphorus and its role in and impacts on crops, livestock, turf and lawn care, and stormwater.

In 2007, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality released the Phosphorus Policy Advisory Committee report from a statewide Phosphorus Advisory Committee to control phosphorus loading into surface waters.  Many of the recommendations cited MSU Extension and partner organizations as major resources to help implement these recommendations. These recommendations were directed to both urbanizing and rural environments.

Improved phosphorus management will help to maintain and improve Michigan’s water resources so that current and future generations can enjoy environments that provide recreational opportunities, aesthetics, and quality water. 

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